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Non Surgical Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) by Fillers & Injectables
About The Procedure
The common use of Dermal Fillers in the nose works to fill out bumps and irregularities to create a more desirable shape without the need for surgery. This is an effective way to hide a nasal hump or correct a flat nasal bridge. The best part? It can be done in a short amount of time with zero downtime required. This is what led to the nickname, the “lunchtime nose job.”
Dermal fillers in the nose can also add projection to the nasal tip and fill in any nasal wall depressions. The procedure can also be used to correct a crooked nose from past injuries or surgery.
To determine if a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty may be the right course of action to improve the irregularities in your nose, simply book a consultation with Dr. Hodgkinson where you will be fully evaluated. Our team will discuss your goals to ensure that the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty with Dermal Fillers is the right way forward for you.
Dermal Fillers used in Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-Permanent Dermal Fillers can last for 9-18 months or longer. They contain a complex sugar chain that is already found in human skin. They provide excellent correction abilities and have a proven safety record while requiring no pre-treatment.
Australian Government regulations prevent us from naming the specific products used via our website; however, this information will be given to you in detail during your consultation with Dr. Hodgkinson.
Permanent Dermal Fillers deliver volume while also having an ongoing effect producing new collagen. It should be noted, however, that these fillers may cause small red bumps known as Foreign Body Granulomas that require cortisone injections or, in extreme cases, surgical excision.
What can specifically be targeted by this procedure?
The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure can target hollows that can be filled in to help straighten the nose. Patients who experience a prominent dorsal hump, which is a bump in the nose or even a hooked nose, can have the area above and below the hump filled in, which will help to straighten the nose. Dermal Fillers can also be used to straighten a nose that deviates to one side by injecting the concave side of the nose with the filler.
Nasal tip projection can be improved by the injection of fillers. By injecting the tip of the nose with filler, while also injecting filler in the underside that separates the nostrils, the tip of the nose will appear to be elevated.
Finally, Dermal Fillers can be used to raise the height of the nose if the patient experiences a less prominent nasal bridge or flatter nose. This is often quite popular for Asian patients as they tend to have less prominent noses.
Why should I consider Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
The nose is a central feature of the face, defines the “look”of an individual and can often determine the attractions of a face. A patient who is unhappy with the look and shape of their nose often experiences anxiety and a lack of self-confidence. Dr. Hodgkinson has helped many patients of varying ages to create a more harmonious look by augmenting their nose to match the overall facial profile.
The benefits of the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty mean you can alter the shape of the nose without any surgical incisions or downtime. This is appropriate for small aesthetic changes and can be performed in a short amount of time. Dr. Hodgkinson and his team are experts at ensuring the aesthetic of your nose remains appropriate with your profile, particularly from the side or oblique view.
Why is Dr. Hodgkinson best positioned to handle my Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
There are few cosmetic surgeons in Australia with the facial procedure experience and knowledge that Dr. Hodgkinson has. As an expert with a high level of expertise in all facets of nose reconstruction surgery, Dr. Hodgkinson combines years of experience with the most advanced equipment available to ensure all of his patients love the outcome of their procedure.
Dr. Hodgkinson is one of just two Australian surgeons that has been accepted into The Rhinoplasty Society. This elite group consists of top surgeons throughout the world that have experience and expertise in Rhinoplasty that well outweighs that of a standard surgeon. To achieve this distinction, an extensive vetting process is undergone, which led to Dr. Hodgkinson has been recognised as a worldwide leader in nose reduction surgery.
Dr. Hodgkinson has over 30 years of practice in a range of facial cosmetic plastic surgery, so you will feel confident that the Dermal Filler procedure, which is far less involved than some of the other nasal surgeries, handled by Dr Hodgkinson, will be performed to an exceptional level. Dr. Hodgkinson has spoken all over the world to a range of peers about his unique approach to various nose procedures. As an expert in aesthetic rhinoplasty amongst others, Dr. Hodgkinson has successfully completed thousands of rhinoplasty surgical procedures and is an expert at the assessment of all facial features. You simply could not be in better hands to ensure your nose is in harmony with the other areas of your face.
- Are there any risks associated with Dermal Fillers in the nose?
All injections come with risks such as swelling, bruising, and bleeding, and it is important to keep in mind that the nose is a particularly delicate area of the face. The blood supply to the nose is quite weak, especially in noses that have already undergone a previous surgery. For these reasons, it is crucial that your surgeon has experience with non-surgical nose jobs to diminish the level of risk. Dr. Hodgkinson is yet to see any adverse effects or reactions in any of his patients from surgeries he has performed.
- When should I be considering a non-surgical over a surgical rhinoplasty?
The ideal patient for a non-surgical nose job as opposed to a traditional Rhinoplasty is someone with a pronounced bump on the bridge section of their nose. By filling the area around the bump, you can create the illusion of a perfectly straight nose. While it may seem like we are adding to the nose, we are actually adding to make it look smaller. This procedure is also suitable to correct a droopy tip via filler that will help lift it up, along with mildly crooked noses via filler that will fix any sharp angles.
If you feel like your nose is just too big with a bump that is too big or too extreme, or if you have had your nose broken, a surgical Rhinoplasty may be better suited to your situation. The same applies to a nose that is too thick, which needs to be thinned out. Traditional rhinoplasty would be required in these cases; however, this will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Hodgkinson.
With the aid of our computer program 'Alter Image,' Dr. Hodgkinson provides patients with an accurate idea of what to expect from their procedure.
- What sort of recovery process should I expect?
As far as injectable pain is concerned, Dermal Fillers create a low level to none. Most patients say it is nearly painless, and a topical cream can be used to numb the area if the pain experienced is moderate. The tip of the nose is the most sensitive area; however, many patients can generally go straight back to work after the procedure with merely a small red or slightly bruised area to contend with for roughly a week. There is a reason why this procedure is often referred to as the "lunchtime nose job."
- Are Dermal Fillers actually safe?
It has been proven that Dermal Fillers are safe for use in the human body, and Dr. Hodgkinson only uses products with proven safety records. As mentioned earlier, we are unable to name the products on our website; however, Dermal Fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in the cells of the skin. This means there is no risk of allergic reactions, and Dermal Fillers are even safe for people with food sensitivities.
The brands of Dermal Fillers used by Dr. Hodgkinson are available in many countries all over the world and have been used as an injectable cosmetic treatment for more than two decades with an exceptional track record of safety.