Rhinoplasty Or Non-Surgical Nose Job?
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you’ve probably researched options to change it.
The variety of rhinoplasty information on the Web can be confusing and overwhelming. We hope this article will help you understand the 2 main procedures performed on the nose and their differences, so you can make the right choice for you!
Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthetic. A non-surgical nose job is a newer treatment done outside the operating room in a doctor’s office. The procedure is much faster than surgery, typically done in less than 30 minutes. Many other differences exist between traditional rhinoplasty and a non-surgical nose job. These contrasts specifically relate to how long results last, the cost, and downtime (these will be addressed below). But the biggest difference between procedures is what YOU as a patient are looking for in terms of desired changes.
Improve The Overall Contours Of Your Nose
Cosmetic Vs Non-Cosmetic Nose Jobs
If you have a bump, droopy tip, or wish to slightly enhance your nose contours, then a non-surgical nose job may be right for you. On the other hand, if you want a significant decrease in size, have breathing issues, or want a dramatic change, a traditional rhinoplasty is probably the path to take. Typically, the characteristics unique to your nose will be the deciding factor between rhinoplasty and a non-surgical nose job.
Rhinoplasty surgery delivers results that last for many years. It’s intended to be performed only once. Since the anatomy of the nose is altered, the results won’t reverse as time goes on. On the other hand, a non-surgical nose job is performed by injecting hyaluronic acid dermal filler into the nose. The body slowly metabolizes the product, meaning results can last up to a year, but not forever. The procedure is usually repeated to achieve consistent results.
Less pain, less downtime
Achieve your desired result
Since rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure requiring a team to deliver results, the upfront cost is significantly higher than non-surgical nose jobs. However, keep in mind that non-surgical nose jobs must be repeated to maintain results, so they can cost more than rhinoplasty in the long run.
The last significant difference between procedures is downtime. Rhinoplasty requires a lengthy healing process with about 1 to 3 weeks of downtime. For long-lasting results, many people feel this is a fair tradeoff. However, if time off and inconvenience aren’t for you, non-surgical nose jobs require little to no downtime and are virtually painless.
Hopefully, this article has highlighted differences between rhinoplasty and non-surgical nose job procedures. At this point, you may have a better idea of which path you wish to take. The best way to know which method is more suited to you is to see an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Torgerson, who skillfully performs both.
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