Are you bothered by the appearance of your nose but hesitant to undergo surgery? San Antonio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera is pleased to offer non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers for patients who wish to make minor adjustments to the appearance of their nose without the commitment of surgery.
Learn more about non-surgical rhinoplasty in this blog post.
What Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Can and Cannot Do
Not everyone is a candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great choice for patients who wish to conceal minor nasal imperfections such as a small bump, a slightly droopy nasal tip or asymmetry. The procedure cannot treat severe or complicated cosmetic problems. It also cannot change the internal structures of the nose, so it cannot correct breathing problems or other structural problems. Patients who desire more dramatic enhancement or wish to correct functional problems are better suited for traditional rhinoplasty.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be completed in a quick in-office procedure. A topical anesthetic is used so treatment is not painful. Dr. Barrera carefully injects small amounts of the selected filler into strategic areas on and around the nose to make the desired modifications. Some of the modifications Dr. Barrera can make during non-surgical rhinoplasty are flattening a bump on the nasal bridge, or lifting and reshaping the nasal tip so it can look straighter and more refined. There is little to no downtime with non-surgical rhinoplasty; patients are able to return to work immediately after treatment. Minor side effects include swelling and bruising. These side effects should go away within a few days.
It’s important to note that the results with non-surgical rhinoplasty are temporary. Exactly how long they last depends on the specific product and amount of filler used. In addition, repeat treatment sessions will be necessary to maintain the results. Dr. Barrera can discuss your options and make recommendations based on your specific needs and goals.
To learn more about non-surgical rhinoplasty, please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Barrera. He would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your specific concerns and recommend the best solution. Contact Dr. Barrera’s San Antonio office by calling (210) 468-5426 or emailing us today.