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Your nose is the most central feature on your face. If you’re like many of our clients, this could mean it’s also central to your self-image. A variety of aesthetic issues can lead people to feel frustrated and unhappy about the appearance of their nose and seek a rhinoplasty to improve it. See if you can relate to any of these:

  • Do you feel your nose is too wide compared to the other features on your face?
  • Do you have a droopy tip, and you wish it were more refined or perky?
  • Do you have a hump on the bridge that causes you to cringe at your profile?

Of course, the feature that one person finds unattractive may be one that another person adores. Cosmetic tastes and preferences are diverse, as are unique physical traits that we all have. However, if some aspect of your nose bothers you, you’ll find it’s hard to ignore and may interfere with healthy self-esteem and confidence. We have good news for you. If you’ve begun to consider a rhinoplasty surgery to improve your appearance, the options and strategies to do so could be far more customizable than you think.

Gone are the days when a uniform-looking, “standard nose job” before and after was your only option. Your procedure doesn’t need to be one-size-fits-all. If you’re a man or woman of any age or background, nasal enhancement procedures at the leading edge of cosmetic medicine are now designed to deliver bespoke, personalized, and natural results tailored to you. We’ll explain why this is worth getting excited about and could open up possibilities you didn’t know you had—even non-surgical!

You mean I can get a nose job without surgery?

Keep in mind, surgical procedures are more refined and effective than ever before, and rhinoplasty recovery is often faster and easier than it used to be. Choosing surgery may still be best for you, and we’ll talk more about that in a minute, but first, have you heard of the new injectable option?

A significant number of people who are either not ready for more invasive work, not interested, not prepared to invest the cost of rhinoplasty, or who just want a temporary fix now have the choice to do so. It may sound too good to be true, but the 15-minute nose job is gaining traction in 2019 and is highly sought-after for the results it achieves. Here’s what you need to know about it.

What is a non-surgical nose job?

Non-surgical nose reshaping using injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers is a brand-new cosmetic procedure that reshapes noses without surgery. It can give you a straighter profile or smooth the appearance of a bump. Fillers can also lift the tip or build up a nose bridge. Here’s how they work:

  • Using injectable hyaluronic acid fillers (made from the same HA gels used in cheek and lip injections)
  • Filling in the area around a nose bump to camouflage and give the appearance of a straight nose
  • Filling in the tip to lift and create a more refined appearance
  • Filling in the radix to build up a more defined and prominent bridge
  • Filling to create the appearance of symmetry for a crooked nose

Though there are some limitations for this method, including the inability to decrease or remove tissue, the effects are impressive. Even better, you can see your results right away! This gives patients the ability to make an appointment, have their consultation, and then see the changes they want- all in just a matter of minutes instead of weeks and months. The nose fillers generally last around 9 months to a year and will gradually be reabsorbed by the body because HA gel is a natural sugar molecule used for hydration. Your body will break down the cohesive bonds that hold gel together, and slowly your result will fade, so touch-ups will be needed.

Won’t filling in my nose make it look bigger?

The choice of a skilled facial plastic surgeon to perform your nose filler procedure is essential. Surgeons with an artistic touch and in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and proportion can use the characteristics of dermal filler like an advanced sculpting tool. When expertly applied, the results disguise flaws and create the illusions desired without visibly adding to the nose size.

Pro tip* This is no time to choose a Groupon deal or another discount service. Nose injections carry significant medical considerations and must be done by a highly trained professional to minimize risks and ensure a beautiful result. See a facial surgeon with plenty of experience in this area.

Dr. Cory Torgerson offers free consultations at his beautiful Toronto cosmetic surgery clinic. His patients can see rhinoplasty before and afters and learn all about the options with no pressure. We’ll ensure that you have the information you need to make the best choice for you.

Does non-surgical rhinoplasty really take only 15 minutes to administer?

One of the most significant advantages of the procedure is that in under 15 minutes, a new bridge can be created or a bump masked. It’s so quick that it’s been nicknamed “the lunchtime nose job”. You can expect to be in and out of the office in a short amount of time and immediately resume normal activities. Bonus: It’s also known to be nearly painless. Most filler includes lidocaine, a freezing agent that minimizes discomfort.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for non-surgical treatment, and likewise, not everyone will be best served with surgery. The results of an operation are permanent. More intensive and reconstructive changes can be made through surgical methods. Revision rhinoplasty and reductive procedures to make the nose smaller require highly complex and detailed surgical work. The HA filler route can be an excellent way for potential patients to try out a look before undergoing permanent changes or to solve a relatively simple aesthetic issue.

If you’re wondering which method will be right for you, we recommend that you meet a rhinoplasty surgeon in person to ensure that the advice you get is personal and professional. In the meantime, it’s important to note that nasal injections won’t:

  • Make a large nose smaller
  • Shrink a thick nose or nostrils
  • Improve breathing or fix a deviated septum
  • Fix an extreme bump

What the procedure can do is give patients with minor issues the facial harmony and natural symmetry they’re searching for without any downtime or risks related to surgery. No scalpels, no stitches, no scars!

If you’re not a candidate for a non-surgical procedure, don’t worry. Modern surgery can fix your structural and aesthetic problems, often without a trace or evidence that you’ve had “work done”.

What can I expect from surgical rhinoplasty in 2019?

Here’s a short explanation of the types of advanced nasal procedures that are available today:

Surgeons who specialize in facial procedures and the specialty of rhinoplasty are adept at accommodating factors like gender and ethnic background as well as the shape and size of your face. The ideal nose job typically aims to solve a problem without dramatically changing a person’s appearance. Often people want to look like themselves, but better. They don’t wish to have someone else’s face or nose, just improvements that they can feel good about when they look in the mirror.

Here are some common types of nose alterations:

  1. Removing bone and cartilage to narrow the bridge and correct bumps
  2. Adjusting the length and width of your nostrils or bridge
  3. Taking out cartilage in the tip of the nose to give it a more defined and smaller appearance
  4. Straightening the septum (called a septoplasty) to improve airflow and help chronic congestion

To ensure that you have the best experience, we recommend you find a cosmetic surgeon who has extensive experience performing rhinoplasties and who has had success with modern techniques. For example, expert surgeons today can alter the tip of your nose by making incisions within your nostrils to conceal any scarring. It’s called a closed procedure and can often deliver impactful results. As well, the more complex and challenging nasal changes should be handled by a specialist who is proficient in the most innovative techniques.

Rhinoplasty By Dr. Cory Torgerson

Dr. Cory Torgerson is a leader in the field of facial plastic surgery and is renowned across the country for advanced skill in performing both surgical and non-surgical nose enhancements. Dr. Torgerson has the education and practice experience to treat patients from all ethnic backgrounds, giving every person beautiful results that preserve their individual features. Dr. Torgerson‘s keen aesthetic eye helps him solve complicated problems and develop personalized treatment plans to suit each unique client. Today, choosing rhinoplasty means having a personalized and perfect-for-you enhancement that you’ll love. We invite you to begin your journey to a new nose by contacting our office to schedule a consultation. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Cory Torgerson is one of Canada’s most talented and prominent facial plastic surgeons, focusing on head & neck facial surgery. Dr. Torgerson has been frequently invited to teach and lecture on these topics across North America. He has hospital privileges at Sunnybrook Hospital, one of the premier hospitals in the University of Toronto Health Network.
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