Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also called injection rhinoplasty, is a method to reshape the nose through the use of dermal fillers at my Schererville and Valparaiso offices. The benefits of this nose-reshaping technique are that it’s less expensive and has a faster recovery than traditional, surgical rhinoplasty. While it doesn’t work for everyone, for those with specific nose configurations, it is a viable option.
What can non-surgical rhinoplasty do?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can address the following concerns:
- A nasal bump that can be “hidden” by filling out the area around the bump
- Grooves, dents or other depressions in the nose
- A droopy nasal tip
- A flat nasal bridge
- A “saddle” nose in which the center of the nose appears “scooped”
What does non-surgical rhinoplasty not address?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot remedy a deviated septum or improve breathing problems caused by internal nasal defects. Also, if you wish to have a thinner nose bridge, reduction in a large bump, or a smaller or more narrow nose, a surgical rhinoplasty is the correct procedure for you. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Galante at his Indiana plastic surgery office can help you understand your options.
How is non-surgical nose reshaping performed?
After an application of an anesthetic cream, the surface of the nose is cleaned and then injected with dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, chosen specifically to treat the patient’s particular concerns.
Although some improvement can be seen immediately, the end result may require a series of injections, with approximately 4-6 weeks between each session, as natural tissue will increase around the filler, resulting in more volume. After each session, Dr. Galante will decide whether more filler is needed and, if so, where and how much.
You can learn more about the other ways dermal fillers can rejuvenate your face in this related blog post.
If you have concerns about your nose, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gus Galante through this online consultation form or call our Valparaiso or Schererville office at 800-721-3244.