Rhinoplasties, more commonly called nose jobs, are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. But not everyone wants or needs to go under the knife.
If you’re distracted by the shape of your nose when you peer into a mirror or see photos of yourself, you may want to consider liquid rhinoplasty. This minimally invasive procedure can bring an updated look without the downtime or risks of surgery.
At Skin Shop medSpa, an aesthetic and wellness spa in Houston, Texas, Dr. Tiffany Su and her expert team are pleased to offer liquid rhinoplasty to help you create an appearance you feel confident about.
Let’s delve into liquid rhinoplasty, including five advantages it offers in comparison to having surgery.
Liquid rhinoplasty basics
Liquid rhinoplasty, also known as nonsurgical rhinoplasty, involves the injection of dermal fillers into your nose for an improved shape. The fillers typically contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which also naturally occurs in your body.
Rather than surgically altering your nose, the filler immediately adds fullness and better contours or symmetry by way of small needles.
Liquid rhinoplasty won’t fully reconstruct your nose, but it may be a great option if you have an isolated issue, such as minor asymmetry or a dorsal hump — a common cartilage irregularity.
While liquid rhinoplasty isn’t permanent, you can expect your results to last for 6-12 months, depending on the type of filler we use. Once the results start to fade away, you can schedule another treatment.
Advantages of liquid rhinoplasty
Because liquid rhinoplasty is minimally invasive, it brings a range of advantages over surgery. Five of the most valuable benefits include:
- No hospital time: It’s a short, in-office procedure
- Immediate results: Surgical results may take up to a year
- No need for downtime for recovery
- No surgery-related risks, such as severe scarring and infection
- Reversibility, if you end up changing your mind later
You might also appreciate being able to remain awake and alert during liquid rhinoplasty treatment. You can even look at a mirror between injections to make sure things are moving along to your liking.
Liquid rhinoplasty is more wallet-friendly, too, which is helpful if cosmetic surgery doesn’t fit into your budget. You might also be a good candidate if you aren’t able to have surgery due to a chronic medical condition.
For best results and to minimize complications, such as vision problems from poor placement, working with a qualified professional is vitally important.
At Skin Shop medSpa, Dr. Su and her team offer trusted HA filler brands, including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®.
To learn more about liquid rhinoplasty or get started with your desired beauty treatment, call our office or book your appointment online through our website today.