We are born with small malformations in the nose, but there are small modifications we can make to finally get the nose shape we desire. Rhinoplasties – or “nose jobs” — are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women. Patients who are dissatisfied with the shape, angle, profile or projection of their nose often seek surgery to bring the nose more effectively into proportion with the rest of the face. Many of our patients come to us looking for a nonsurgical method to improve the shape of the nose, since surgery is permanent and they may want a representative alternative to surgical rhinoplasty.
After their injectable rhinoplasty, patients either continue to apply this method of treatment, or work with Dr Gerarchi on plans for surgical rhinoplasty sometime in the future. At TFI, our patients are given every possible detail on their procedures and benefits to each that work specifically for them. However, for those seeking smaller adjustments — for example, smoothing bumps on the bridge of the nose, filling depressions or lifting the tip — nonsurgical, injectable rhinoplasty is a viable option.
This procedure involves using dermal fillers, to augment and smooth contours of the nose. Surgical rhinoplasty can make larger scale changes than nonsurgical, injectable rhinoplasty overall but there are noticeable changes that will work for many people. A consultation with Dr Gerarchi will allow each patient to discuss the pros and cons of each treatment or procedure prior.
Dr Gerarchi uses injectable rhinoplasty to correct the following concerns:
- Straighten and augment the nasal bridge
- Add projection to the nasal tip
- Correct a retracted columella-the tissue separating the nostrils
- Achieve a small reduction of nostril size
- Diminish the appearance of a nasal hump
- Fill a nasal sidewall depression
- Aesthetically correct or tweak a previous surgical rhinoplasty
- Aesthetically correct trauma from an injury
Results and Recovery
The results following injectable rhinoplasty are subtle but effective. Because the nose acts as an anchor for the rest of the face, minor changes can make a huge difference in rejuvenating the face as a whole. Many patients note how wonderful they feel after their injectable rhinoplasty since their profile is pleasing and much improves their look naturally.
It’s important to note, however, that injectable rhinoplasty can only achieve aesthetic results. Any functional problems such as breathing or sinus difficulties, which can be corrected through rhinoplasty surgery, cannot be addressed in the injectable procedure. Should you require these medical or internal benefits of a rhinoplasty, Dr Gerarchi will review the process with you and explain why it is beneficial over the injectable rhinoplasty.
The downtime following injectable rhinoplasty is minimal compared to the surgical alternative. Some redness, bruising or swelling may occur immediately following treatment, though any side effects will usually fade within a couple of days. Because the tissue surrounding the nose is sensitive, these surface bruises are likely to occur and shouldn’t be a concern.
How long does the injectable rhinoplasty take?
Treatment with soft fillers typically takes around 30-minutes with topical anaesthetic. Patients can resume regular activity immediately following the procedure and, depending on the type of filler used, the results will usually last between six to 12 months.
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are possible complications associated with injectable rhinoplasty, including infection, hematoma, discomfort or granulomas. For this reason, it is important to select a skilled and experienced practitioner and undertake an extensive consultation and follow-up process, to ensure the best results.
To learn more about our injectable rhinoplasty with Dr Gerarchi or to schedule a consultation, call us on (02) 9412 4599 or email if you would.
Please feel free free to call us on (02) 9412 4599 or email if you would like any additional information about this procedure.