When you don’t like your nose, every glance in the mirror can feel discouraging. And yet, perhaps the thought of changing the appearance of your nose permanently feels intimidating if you are not ready for surgery. Illuminate offers another solution for our patients in Palo Alto and San Jose: non-surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an innovative technique that uses injectable dermal fillers to smooth out unwanted bumps, lift the tip of the nose, or correct a lack of volume in the nasal bridge. With instant results that last for at least six months, non-surgical rhinoplasty is the fastest way to change the size and shape of your nose with little to no downtime.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty also known as “the 15-minute nose job” or “liquid nose job” is a fairly quick office procedure that uses hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to augment the shape of the nose. While the procedure is not time-consuming, it is still veryimportant that it is done safely by an experienced injector. At Illuminate, our highly-trained providers have decades of combined experience performing complex injectable treatments like liquid rhinoplasties that produce safe and natural-looking results.
The biggest benefit of non-surgical rhinoplasty is confidence. If you dislike your nose or are self-conscious about lumps, bumps, or asymmetries, you may find yourself less confident in social settings. For many, this feeling can be debilitating. Non-surgical rhinoplasty offers many patients the freedom to feel confident in their own skin after just one in-office appointment. on-surgical rhinoplasty ranks among the “most worth it” procedures on sites like RealSelf. While non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot make the nose smaller, it can help balance the contours of the nose to better fit your face. In some cases, however, it can create the illusion of a smaller nose.
During your consultation, we will be able to show you exactly how your nose will change so that you can determine if non-surgical rhinoplasty is right for you. Non-surgical rhinoplasty will not make your nose smaller, but clever injections throughout the nose can actually make it seem smaller and more refined by simply adding volume elsewhere depending on your goals.
If you are worried about your nose growing larger, this may not be the right procedure for you. It is best to speak with your Illuminate injector about all of your concerns during your initial evaluation. Candidates should be in good health before considering this procedure. If you are a smoker, this is not a recommended treatment option. It is important to disclose to your injector if you’ve had nasal surgery performed in the past.
During your consultation, our expert injectors will assess your nose and determine exactly where additional volume may help improve your appearance and confidence. When it's time for your injections, we will numb the area to minimize discomfort. We will then carefully and safely inject the fillers. The process takes about 15 minutes, and results can bebe seen immediately. Following your treatment, you will be able to resume your day with minimal swelling and bruising.
There is little to no downtime after a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Once you are done with your procedure, you can resume your day. There may be some mild redness or bruising following your procedure, but makeup should be able to cover it up. Swelling may also be present, but this is generally unnoticeable to others and resolves over the next few days.
You can expect to see results immediately.. While there initially may be some swelling or bruising, these effects are usually minor and short term. Many injectable patients will still resume social activities the same day. It should be noted that dermal fillers used during non-surgical rhinoplasty are not permanent and will be broken down by the body over time. Typically, results from non-surgical rhinoplasty last about six to 12 months before you will need a touch-up. However, depending on your discussion with your provider, you may have the option to use fillers that offer longer-lasting change, or even a permanent solution through surgical rhinoplasty with Illuminate plastic surgeons Dr. David Boudreault and Dr. Brittany Leader.
Illuminate is your premier destination for aesthetic procedures like non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty in Palo Alto and San Jose. Our plastic surgeons and medical professionals enjoy helping patients like you develop a more positive relationship with your appearance. We have decades of combined experience in surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty, as well as other cosmetic treatments. We also listen and want to be sure your results are aligned to your expectations. By the end of your consultation, you will receive a treatment plan that suits your unique anatomy and lifestyle needs.
Most patients find non-surgical rhinoplasty to be a relatively painless experience with no downtime. There may be mild discomfort, but a majority of patients express that it is very tolerable. You may feel some mild swelling or tenderness following treatment, but this should resolve within a few days.
Injecting dermal fillers into the nose can have serious side effects such as tissue death or even blindness if not performed by an experienced surgeon or expert injector. At Illuminate, safety is our top priority, and our skilled and highly trained medical providers make sure that each treatment is safe and precise. Our offices in San Jose and Palo Alto are equipped with advanced safety protocols to ensure the best care.
At Illuminate, we carry a full array of dermal filler products from leading high-quality brands. You can have peace of mind that our practitioners will choose what’s best for your needs and desired goals you with the most natural-looking and long-lasting result.
For at least one week prior to the treatment, you should avoid taking medications that include NSAIDs, like aspirin and ibuprofen. Also avoid taking Vitamin E, fish oils, collagen pills or powders, and all other blood thinning supplements and medications. This will help minimize the risk of initial bruising and swelling.
For 24 hours after the treatment, you may resume daily activities as normal, except for heavy exercise, saunas, steam rooms, or massages. It is also best to refrain from wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses for the first two to three days, until the filler has settled in its place. Additionally, you may choose to sleep with your head elevated on 2 pillows to help reduce any swelling faster.
If you are having difficulty breathing through one or both sides of your nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty will not offer relief. We recommend that you consult with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brittany Leader to determine an appropriate technique to clear your airway for improved breathing.
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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.