Nose Surgery vs the Liquid Rhinoplasty

Nose Surgery vs the Liquid Rhinoplasty

What are the PROS and CONS of a liquid nose job vs Rhinoplasty?

  • The nose is also a key facial feature that can impact the entire facial appearance.
  • It can either enhance your other features or detract from them.
  • Some of us explore nose surgery because of our appearance ideals or unpleasant social experiences. Occasionally, some of us need plastic surgery of the nose to enable us to breath more freely or to reduce mild apnea (snoring).

But for the most part, nose reshaping motivations relate to our concepts of balance, beauty or attractiveness.

And although reshaping options come with risks, many of us would like to change our nose shape, size, or tip proportions

  • No wonder surgical Rhinoplasty nose reshaping remains a frequently sought cosmetic procedure by men and women in Australia and around the globe.
  • But lately, more people are asking about liquid rhinoplasty options using dermal filler injections.
  • This procedure has risks due to the anatomy of the eye area and nose area – be sure you read and understand ALL risks, and discuss these with your Cosmetic Injecting Clinician, before proceeding.

Liquid Rhinoplasty vs Traditional Surgical Rhinoplasty: Is it worth it?

The factor determining what’s best – a liquid rhinoplasty or a surgical one – will come down to what you’re starting with and what you’re wanting.

  • Firstly, is what you’re wanting possible to be achieved with dermal filler in the nose area (a liquid nose job)?
  • And secondly, what’s the best option to get a good result if you choose to have a nose reshaping procedure?

Another factor to consider is time and effectiveness – how long will your liquid nose job results last?

  • Surgery tends to have far long-lasting results in comparison to dermal fillers, which eventually ‘dissolve’ or are eliminated over time.
  • For some, that makes surgery a better option; but others might enjoy the transitional effect of a non-committal liquid rhinoplasty that is likely to ‘wear off’ within 12 months or longer.
  • On average, consider that the liquid nose job MIGHT last between 4 and 10 months, up to 12, but that individual results can vary significantly.
  • Be sure you follow your injecting clinician’s instructions, also, right after you get the filler inserted into the skin tissues around your nose.

Another aspect to consider in evaluating a liquid Rhinoplasty vs Surgical Rhinoplasty is the complexity of the procedures, and what is – or isn’t – possible with Nose Reshaping using Injections

Rhinoplasty nose surgery is complex. So is a liquid rhinoplasty, using dermal filler injections, but for different reasons to surgical changes. Here’s why.

Nose reshaping surgery, known as Rhinoplasty, is complex because of two key reasons:

(1) the functional aspects of the nose in relation to sinuses, breathing and our olfactory senses (sense of smell/taste) and

(2) the many structures that form the nose and nasal cavity, nostrils, and nose bridge.

Plus, because of the central location of the nose on the face, there can be a lot of swelling, bruising and downtime after surgery

  • Healing depends partially on the patient’s responses to surgery but also partially on the degree and complexity of the nose surgery required.
  • Whilst all cosmetic plastic surgery has downtime, swelling from nose surgery can take a year or longer to fully resolve before your results become apparent – this requires patience.
  • And as with any cosmetic procedure, surgical or otherwise, there are risks vs benefits to consider before consenting.

In Summary, if a surgical Rhinoplasty is so complex, is a temporary liquid rhinoplasty any better?

  • Liquid Rhinoplasty may work for some adjustments, but typically only for small ones OR for particular nose changes.
  • Not every patient will be suited and there are some serious risks to be aware of when injecting around the nose or eye area; but if you’re curious, contact us and ask us for a consult to assess your nose reshaping options.
  • Be sure you understand the benefits vs risks, and what can and can’t be accomplished, before consenting. Phone 75687 88885 today or send an inquiry form in, below.

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