An Easy Improvement
If your nose has some features that stand out, it might take the focus off your beautiful eyes and lips. One of the most common types of facial plastic surgery is rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, because of its dramatic effect on one's overall appearance. While a surgical nose job is one option, it is not the only one, and many people may get their desired results with a non-invasive alternative.
At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Plano, Texas, we perform liquid rhinoplasty when we are confident it will meet your aesthetic goals and can be performed safely.
Smooth out the imperfections
A non-surgical liquid nose job, also known as a liquid rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting dermal hyaluronic acid fillers into the nose to alter its shape or size. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, which is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the bones and cartilage of the nose, a non-surgical liquid nose job is performed without making any incisions or altering any tissue. Instead, the procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid gel filler into specific areas of the nose to camouflage unwanted contours and create the desired shape. Non-surgical liquid nose jobs are minimally invasive and have almost no recovery time when compared to traditional rhinoplasty. However, the results are temporary, and there are limitations to what we can accomplish for you. Like all rhinoplasty procedures, the goal is to create balance. A liquid rhinoplasty can only augment the original shape, and that becomes limiting if you already have a large hump, over-projected tip, or marked curvature. If you have a smaller nose with a mild-moderate hump, slight curvature, and/or a droopy tip, a liquid rhinoplasty can be a great temporary option to meet your goals. The procedure often works well to smooth out small imperfections or bumps that developmentally evolved, occurred from nasal trauma, or are a secondary effect of previous nasal surgery. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is best when making minor adjustments to the shape and symmetry of the nose. It is not typically used to make the nose appear smaller.
Dr. Robert “Bo” Brobst, a fellowship-trained, board-certified facial plastic surgeon based in Plano, Texas, is well-versed in liquid rhinoplasties and the nuances of dermal fillers for nose augmentation. Dr. Brobst can help you get a beautifully reshaped nose with excellent natural results by customizing a treatment plan to meet your requirements and goals.
Tailored to your nose
As before, a non-surgical nose job's many advantages are its short recovery period and little to no discomfort during treatment. If you are a good candidate for liquid rhinoplasty, a custom treatment will be tailored to address your anatomy and ultimate goals. Digital imaging is a great communication tool that is essential in characterizing your goals, which may include:
On your arrival, we will initially obtain photos and discuss your goals. This allows us to determine if a liquid rhinoplasty is the best option to meet your wants and needs. While it can address certain aesthetic defects and add volume to certain features, using hyaluronic acid filler for non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot lower the size of the nose or significantly improve breathing. The amount and type of filler used are customized to achieve the desired results. A medical history and exam follow. Once we have both created a plan and discussed all the comfort measures available, then you can have your filler performed the same day or return for treatment when it better suits your schedule. If filler isn’t the best option, then a standard surgical rhinoplasty operation can be considered. If you would like to start a conversation about whether or not this is a good fit for you, we would like to help. Feel free to reach out.
Nasal dermal fillers are considered temporary facial implants.
However, in the nose, these fillers can last many years. With such longevity, having a dissolving agent at hand can be essential if you would like to undo your decision or move forward with a surgical rhinoplasty in the future. After utilizing one of our many comfort measures, the nose and any adjacent areas are sterilized to minimize any contamination. The fillers are placed with minimal discomfort in an atraumatic manner. Both direct injection and microcannula techniques are utilized depending on the anatomy and goals. Once placed, these injections will provide small, targeted volume correction for a more proportionate and symmetrical nasal appearance. Fillers made of hyaluronic acids from the Juvederm and Restylane families of fillers are the most often used injectables in liquid rhinoplasty and will depend on your needs and goals. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and you should be able to return to work or back home.
Marked swelling or bruising is rare after a non-surgical nose job. However, if these unwanted effects manifest, they should pass rapidly. Most people return to work or other non-strenuous activities right away after treatment. Still, you should any factors that increase the risk of bruising or may lead to nasal trauma.
The effects of a non-surgical nose job are immediately apparent and continue to look great for two to three years after the procedure. We tend to re-evaluate your nasal injections every six months to determine if a touch-up injection should be done to keep things looking their best.
The access site for a non-surgical nose job is made with a fine needle and should not leave a scar.
The cost of liquid rhinoplasty is determined by the amount of filler used, the kind of filler used, and your provider's expertise and level of skill.
We want to welcome you into our Plano office for a consultation to chat about how we can protect and preserve your beauty. We want to get to know you as a person and develop a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you’re more than a patient — you’re part of our family. We want to take care of you the way family should. Schedule your consultation to get started today.