How do you achieve a non-surgical Rhinoplasty / nose reshaping?
The most common technique, uses fillers to smooth out any bumps on the bridge of the nose to make the profile of the nose straighter. Dermal filler can also be placed at the tip of the nose to lift and create a more feminine shape. Botulium toxin A can also be injected below the tip of the nose to relax the muscle pulling it down resulting in a lifted tip. More recently PDO threads are being used to lift the tip and straighten the bridge simultaneously. This is a more desired technique in those who want to change the shape of their nose without adding too much volume to their nose.
How long will the results last?
Depending on which treatment you choose, the longevity is different. Botulium Toxin A lasts 3-6 months. Dermal fillers last 9-12 months. PDO threads last longer up to 2 years.
How quickly will I see the results?
The dermal filler and PDO thread results are instant, but allow 2-3 weeks for all swelling to settle for the absolute final result to show.
What are the complications?
Swelling and bruising are the main complications. In the hands of a poorly trained injector there is the risk of blockage of the blood vessels which may cause necrosis. Always take extra care when choosing your injector.
Will it hurt?
You will be given high dose Lidocaine based numbing cream with great potency making the treatment relatively painless.
What should I avoid?
As with all aesthetics treatments, consumption of alcohol should be avoided for 12 hours before and after treatment, the same is said for smoking but for 6 hours. Particular to this treatment, you should avoid any pressure on your nose for 2-3 weeks and that includes avoiding the use of glasses/ sunglasses.
Can I go back to work after the treatment?
Yes, this is very much a lunchtime procedure only minor side effects which shouldn’t prevent you from going into work.
What happens during my appointment?
You will be given a full consultation, where you can discuss the results you want as well as go through in medical or aesthetics history you have. You will then go through to have the treatment. Numbing cream is applied and allowed to take effect over 10-15 minutes. Your doctor will then inject dermal filler, botulium toxin or PDO threads to achieve the desired result this usually takes 5-10 minutes. You will have some swelling after the injections. You are therefore encouraged to take arnica tablets (can be purchased at most local drug stores) before and after the treatment.