The entry of injectable fillers into the market has opened the door to many non-intrusive options for people who are little nervous about plastic surgery. A naturally-occurring substance in our skin called hyaluronic acid has been synthetically produced into a gel-like substance. This liquid is safely injected into areas of the face to contour features and restore volume. In 2002, a facial plastic surgeon realized that fillers could be injected to achieve moderate nose shaping.
Dermal fillers are able to:
– Straighten the profile, if there is a nose hump or bump
– Make the nose more symmetrical with other facial features
– Straighten the appearance of a crooked nose
– Augment a very tiny nose
– Raise the bridge and define the nose tip
There are several things injectable fillers cannot change because they fill or augment areas. Injections are unable to narrow wide nostrils or shrink the size of a large nose. Facial plastic surgery in the form of rhinoplasty is necessary to minimize these problems.
Juvéderm, Restylane, and Teosyal are the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers used by dermatologists and facial plastic surgeons today. Dr. Cory Torgerson prefers these products when sculpting a non-surgical nose job, as they have an excellent safety record and provide excellent results.