Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Philadelphia
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony C. Corrado is pleased to provide patients with non-surgical and liquid rhinoplasty. During this type of procedure, Dr. Corrado utilizes dermal fillers to reshape the nose for patients desiring minor or superficial changes to its appearance. Though the procedure vastly differs from that of surgical rhinoplasty, the goal remains the same, which is to have the nose appear more symmetrical with the rest of the face.
Dr. Corrado uses this technique to create instant results to the shape of the nose by filling in depressions, smoothing out sharp angles and changing the angle of the tip of the nose. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are the preferred choice of fillers. These hyaluronic acid based fillers provide an excellent filler material for the procedure. Their effects are also reversible, which is an added bonus for patients seeking to experiment with a temporary change.
While a non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty cannot reduce the size of a nose, it can create symmetry and smooth contour irregularities. In addition, a non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty can provide a non-invasive alternative for patients who are dissatisfied with the results of a previous surgical rhinoplasty.
More specifically, a non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty can be helpful for:
- Reducing the appearance of a hump on the bridge of the nose.
- Augmenting a flat nasal bridge
- Reducing or eliminating depressions, dents or grooves
- Instantly improving symmetry
- Raising and defining a flat bridge.
- Correcting surface irregularities or asymmetries caused by prior surgical rhinoplasty, which may be present on the bridge or nasal tip.
Patients seeking major changes to the nose are better suited for a surgical procedure. Patients seeking to reduce the overall size of the nose, narrow the width of the nasal dorsum or those seeking major tip refinement are better candidates for rhinoplasty surgery.
A non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty procedure typically takes just 10 – 30 minutes. Dr. Corrado will see non-surgical rhinoplasty patients at one week following the procedure for a follow-up exam. If the patient seeks further augmentation or refinement, it can be performed at this time.
Hyaluronic Acid based fillers including Restylane and Juvederm.
The main use of injectable fillers in the nose is to camouflage the profile (dorsal) hump by either filling below and/or above the hump or to augment a flat nose. In patients with ethnic noses, it can be a great tool to help define their nasal bridge. For patients with a hump, filling around the hump will give the illusion that the nose and hump is smaller. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is also beneficial for smoothing out nasal imperfections like dents and for fixing minor symmetry issues. If a patient has had too much of their nasal dorsum taken down during a previous surgical rhinoplasty, a liquid rhinoplasty can correct this problem. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is also an excellent tool to smooth out any small irregularities that may be present from prior surgical rhinoplasty.
To determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for a liquid rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation at the South Jersey office of Dr. Anthony Corrado. Dr. Corrado is an extremely skilled nasal surgeon, and after a thorough consultation, he will be able to tell patients if they are eligible for the procedure.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure will not affect breathing as the injections are superficial and will not change the nasal cavity. If you currently have breathing issues, you may be a candidate for a functional rhinoplasty procedure, which can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Corrado as well.
This is not typically a painful procedure, though pain tolerance varies by patient. The tip of the nose and the nostrils are tender areas, however, Dr. Corrado has several methods of pain control including the use of a blunt tip cannula (needleless injection technique), designed to cause much less damage to the tissue of the skin as opposed to a needle injection.
Undergoing non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty can bring about optimal results for the proper candidate. To learn more and determine whether or not a non-surgical rhinoplasty is the appropriate procedure for you, contact the Greater Philadelphia Area office of Dr. Anthony Corrado to schedule a consultation.