"It's not what is in the syringe that matters. It's the injector."
What is a Liquid Rhinoplasty?
A liquid rhinoplasty, or a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, uses dermal filler to temporarily alter and reshape dorsal humps, drooping nasal tips, and asymmetry of the nose. Dermal filler is a gel substance made of hyaluronic acid (HA) that is used to fill in bumps on the bridge of the nose to smooth and straighten the area. Juvederm and Restylane are popular HA brands, commonly used for lip, under-eye, jaw and cheek filler as well.
How is it different from a regular Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that can permanently correct breathing issues and structural changes. Along with long recovery time, a high price tag and anxiety about surgery, a liquid rhinoplasty has become an increasingly popular alternative to going under the knife. Unlike surgical nose jobs, if the results are not as wanted the procedure is reversible by having a doctor dissolve the filler. The average time for a surgical nose job ranges from 1-4 hours, while a liquid procedure only takes 15 minutes that give instant results. There is very minimal recovery time to Dr. Adam's signature non-surgical nose job, since this procedure is done without anesthesia and quickly, patients are able to return to work the same day.
How long does nose filler last?
Unlike a traditional rhinoplasty, liquid rhinoplasty is temporary. Results can last from 9-24 months, depending on the type of filler and the individual. HA is naturally produced in the body and dermal filler can be absorbed over time. Touch-ups and a second procedure can be recommended to maintain results. Although many patients did not require follow-up treatment even after 24 months the results may vary.
Is it safe?
With any cosmetic procedure there are risks involved
. Although, liquid rhinoplasty has a low complication rate. The most common side effects are redness and swelling of the injection site. The most important thing is to find a board-certified doctor, like our very own Dr. Adam, to perform the procedure. When not administered properly, a botched liquid rhinoplasty can cause infections, skin necrosis, complications of blood vessel blockage and blindness.