Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical technique for nose reshaping that involves the use of dermal injectable fillers. It can effectively smooth out humps, bumps, or irregularities of your nose, while improving the symmetry of the nose, using a non-surgical technique.
If you are considering getting an aesthetic procedure for your nose but are unsure about rhinoplasty surgery and the associated downtime, a liquid rhinoplasty may be right for you.
During a liquid rhinoplasty, your doctor will use dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, to enhance or reshape the appearance of the nose without surgery. Both Restylane and Juvederm are Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers and are well tolerated.
Instead of surgical incisions and tissue manipulation, Dr. Greco strategically injects the filler into specific areas of the nose to address any aesthetic concerns. Liquid rhinoplasty is an in-office procedure involving virtually no downtime.
How are dermal fillers administered?
A topical anesthetic cream may be applied to your face before administering dermal fillers. Dr. Greco will inject the fillers with a very fine cannula.
How to prepare for a liquid rhinoplasty?
To minimize the risk of bruising following the procedure, we advise that patients avoid taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications for five days before the treatment.
Is a liquid rhinoplasty painful?
Usually, a topical numbing cream is used before the dermal injection. This makes the procedure relatively painless.
How long does a liquid rhinoplasty procedure take?
Liquid rhinoplasty can be performed in less than 30 minutes and is usually performed as an in-office procedure.
How long does it take to see results after a liquid rhinoplasty?
Results are immediate with dermal fillers.
How long do liquid rhinoplasty results last?
Generally, with HA products, such as Restylane and Juvederm Ultra Plus, results may last from 9-12 months, with the possibility of longer effects with repeat injections.
What is the recovery time after a liquid rhinoplasty?
Most patients can return to regular activity or work after application. Post-procedure swelling may take several hours to resolve. Therefore, take care to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.
The primary benefit of a liquid rhinoplasty is that it is a non-surgical procedure. This also means that it involves minimal downtime.
Additionally, you'll see an immediate improvement in how your nose looks without surgery. The procedure can help with issues such as:
- A mild to moderate drooping of the nasal tip
- A bump on the bridge of the nose
- A slightly crooked nose
- A nose that needs refinement
- A nose that is asymmetric
- A nose that needs a better-contoured tip
With a liquid rhinoplasty, the results are less dramatic than rhinoplasty surgery, and they are not permanent. Moreover, liquid rhinoplasty procedures:
- Cannot make large noses smaller
- Cannot improve nasal obstruction
If a patient would like to alter the results after a liquid rhinoplasty procedure, injectable fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. Please discuss this with Dr. Greco in such a case so that you understand your options better.
Dr. Timothy Greco is Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon, skilled at all types of rhinoplasty procedures that help patients improve facial harmony. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (ABOto).
Dr. Greco focuses solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck at his in-office, state-certified aesthetic surgical center. He can help redesign your nose to give you natural-looking results and enhanced aesthetic facial appearance without the need for surgery.
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