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Improve the shape of your nose without surgery. The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (aka Nose Job) is a relatively simple, minimal down time technique, to change the shape of your nose with a few injections of a filler.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes about 15 minutes. The results are visible instantly. Many patients can return to work or social activities straight away with minimal discomfort, mild swelling and minor bruising.
After a thorough assessment, Dr Nguyen can determine if you are a suitable candidate for this technique. She will then place a series of injections of a filler such as hyaluronic acid and polycaprolactone branded as Ellanse™ to refine the shape of your nose.
Ideal Candidate for the Procedure
Ideal candidates are patients who wish to diminish the appearance of bumps, irregularities, dents on their nose. Also patients who have a flat nasal bridge, and wish to create a bridge or augment their original bridge, such as commonly requested in the Asian population.
Patients who have had surgical nose jobs in the past and are unhappy with the appearance of their noses.
Differences between the non-surgical nose job and traditional surgical rhinoplasty
Traditional rhinoplasty is a procedure done under general anesthesia with several weeks of down time with swelling that may take weeks to months to resolve before the final result can be truly appreciated. A surgical rhinoplasty can take a few hours whereas a nonsurgical rhinoplasty with fillers can take minutes to perform. The recovery time from a nonsurgical rhinoplasty varies for each individual but it is not uncommon to have some swelling and bruising which can last up to 2 weeks, but patients can usually return to work or social life straight away.
The results of a surgical rhinoplasty are usually long-lasting whereas the effects of the filler will only last as long as the filler agent used. Patients who have a non-surgical nose job may have to have the procedure repeated when the filler dissolves, and that could be every 12 months, 2 years, 3 years or 4 years depending on the filler used. The advantage of this is that if the patient does not like the result of the non-surgical rhinoplasty, it is not permanent.