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improve the appearance of your nose almost instantaneously
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure that offers patients with more minor contour abnormalities of the nose the opportunity to reshape their noses with the goal of improving their aesthetic appearance without having to undergo surgery. Many people find they’re not happy with bumps, unevenness, or other small irregularities in their noses but are not yet interested in considering surgery for correction. Precise injection of facial fillers can provide immediate results.
subtly reshape the shape of the external nose
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical treatment that uses filler injections to subtly reshape the shape of the external nose. This includes camouflaging bumps on the nose, improving symmetry between the sides of the nose, or even lifting a drooping nasal tip.
The biggest benefit for patients is the quick, incisionless recovery time. A surgical rhinoplasty, on the other hand, though giving more permanent results, can take longer to recover from.
Liquid rhinoplasty is minimally invasive with very minimal downtime. When done correctly, it also creates natural-looking results. Results are also reversible, should the result not be what you are looking for.
Ideal candidates for liquid rhinoplasty are those who are not yet ready for a surgical procedure, have a small/moderate sized bump on their profile, minor asymmetries to the nose, or mild/moderately drooping nasal tip. Dr. Melancon offers consultations in which you will be carefully examined and Dr. Melancon will recommend a treatment plan for your nose.
If you’re seeking more extreme changes in the appearance of your nose or are wanting to improve your breathing, you may need to look into surgical rhinoplasty as a liquid rhinoplasty may not give you the result you are looking for. Ideal candidates:
Liquid rhinoplasties are performed in the office.
Once you are ready, a numbing agent will be applied to your nose to provide topical numbing. Then, the doctor will inject the filler into the targeted areas of your nose. Typically, for liquid rhinoplasty, Dr. Melancon uses either Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft, depending on patient preference. During the injection, you may feel some pressure or slight discomfort, but this is generally minimal.
Liquid rhinoplasty does have its own set of risks that each patient should be aware of prior to electing to proceed with the procedure. In the office, Dr. Melancon will go over these risks with you prior to proceeding with injection. Liquid rhinoplasty should only be performed by a skilled and highly trained practitioner with an extensive knowledge of nasal anatomy to avoid any unnecessary risks.
After the injections, there will likely be some swelling and bruising at or around the injection site.
An ice pack can help the swelling go down more quickly if you choose to use one. Arnica is also a great homeopathic option to help decrease swelling and bruising. You can return to your regular activities after your procedure, although it’s recommended to stay away from more vigorous activities for at least a day to allow the filler more time to settle. Also avoid touching the area that the filler was placed, so as not to accidentally cause the filler to migrate.
Your results should be immediately noticeable
In most people, you will also have accompanying swelling and redness. Swelling can take about a week to fade, after which your results will be completely visible.
Your nose is the most visible part of your face.
By changing its shape via liquid rhinoplasty, you can change the entire proportion of your face in a subtle, natural-looking way. If you are interested in knowing more, call or email Dr. Melancon and set up an appointment for your consultation today.
This type of nose job is most effective at correcting small bumps, drooping nose tips, or small asymmetries, rather than more drastic changes. It can be a good option if you are not yet ready to consider surgical rhinoplasty.
The price of liquid rhinoplasty is slightly more expensive than having filler injected in other areas of the face, as it requires more time and skill to inject. It is not covered by insurance, unfortunately.
At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we know one of the most challenging parts of this process is the first step. We are a welcoming, restful place for you to come and learn about all the ways you can live life to the fullest and be the most beautiful you. Call or click to schedule a consultation to learn how you can breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.
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