If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose, you may wonder if a surgical rhinoplasty is right for you. Fortunately, new medical applications of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in and around the nose can help reshape and straighten this part of your face, without having to go under the knife.
There are fewer side effects and complications with nose fillers, although they are not permanent like surgical rhinoplasty. Additionally, nose fillers will not make your nose smaller and will not correct actual internal misalignments.
If you want a quick boost to your appearance with immediate results, nose filler can be a great option for enhancing your appearance. Cosmetica Med Spa in Boca Raton can answer your questions during a consultation.
What Is Nose Filler?
You may have heard of dermal fillers, which can reduce lines and wrinkles in the face, improve the appearance of cheekbones, and even plump up lips, for an overall more youthful appearance. But what if you are unhappy with your nose?
Maybe there is a downturn at the tip, a bump, or a slight unevenness that makes you feel self-conscious. A new use for dermal fillers can improve the appearance of your nose.
Nose filler is an application of dermal fillers in targeted areas of your nose to enhance and improve the shape. This process is sometimes called a liquid nose job because it can have some of the results of a traditional, surgical rhinoplasty (or “nose job”) without the long healing time and invasive procedures. While nose fillers will not make your nose smaller, they can slightly reshape your nose, so it improves the overall appearance of your face.
Since 2017, nose filler has become the third most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. Cosmetica Med Spa in Boca Raton can help you learn more about nose filler.
What Is the Nose Filler Procedure Like? Is It Safe?
The medical term for nose filler is nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or reshaping the nose without using surgical methods. This can be a quick and easy procedure when performed by well-trained, licensed cosmetic specialists like those at Cosmetica Med Spa. However, the nose can be one of the riskier areas of the face for dermal fillers, especially in the wrong hands.
When you have a consultation for nose filler, your aesthetician will examine your face, discuss the shape of your nose, and help you understand what will potentially change about your appearance. By adding small amounts of hyaluronic acid dermal filler, your aesthetician can make the nose appear straighter, both from the front and from the side. It can reduce the look of “hook nose” by filling in the bottom, and it can reshape the skin around the nose to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Applying nose filler to the tip of the nose can make the rest look thinner and more refined. Another injection of Botox into muscles that typically pull the nose down can cause the tip of the nose to lift a little further as well.
There are several benefits to using nose filler rather than opting for traditional, surgical rhinoplasty:
- Faster healing
- Immediate results
- No need for prescription painkillers
- Easily reversible results if you are unhappy
The most popular current dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced in the body. These fillers are biocompatible and biodegradable, so they are generally very safe to use. Since much of your nose’s appearance has to do with contouring and how it casts shadows on your face, adjusting small areas with dermal filler can make your nose appear smaller or more even.
There are more risks associated with nose filler compared to other locations for dermal fillers. The nose has more ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels compared to other parts of the face, which have more skin and dermal fat.
Hyaluronic acid works best on areas of skin and fat tissue, so your aesthetician must be well-trained in the safest, most cosmetically effective areas of the nose for your filler. Ask Cosmetica Med Spa about our aestheticians’ backgrounds and training.
How Much Does Nose Filler Cost?
Nose filler has a similar cost to other dermal fillers. It is typically between $800 and $2,000 per visit, with an average of $600 to $1,200 per syringe of filler.
Depending on the location and amount of adjustments you want, your aesthetician may use more filler, or they may not use a full syringe. A consultation will help you learn more about the process and cost based on the results you are looking for.
This cost, of course, is much lower than a surgical rhinoplasty, which can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000, depending on where you receive the surgery and what adjustments you want to your nose. While surgical rhinoplasty is permanent and liquid rhinoplasty is not, there are some big benefits to choosing nose filler over a nose job.
Should I Get Nose Filler or a Nose Job?
One of the biggest downsides to nose filler, for many people, is that it is not permanent. While hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a great way to keep the face glowing with youthful radiance, they do need consistent upkeep, usually once or twice per year. Nose filler will be the same, while a traditional surgical nose job will be permanent.
On the other hand, if you do not like the results of your nose filler, such as if you wanted a more subtle effect, your aesthetician can use hyaluronidase, an enzyme that rapidly metabolizes hyaluronic acid out of your body. In contrast, a traditional rhinoplasty requires months of healing before you can see the results at all, and if you are unhappy, you have to wait months longer before it is safe to try another surgery to repair anything. Results are not reversible in the case of surgical procedures.
Another major benefit of nose fillers over surgery is the lack of pain. Undergoing a surgical procedure will not hurt at the time, although you are likely to go under general anesthesia. Once the procedure is complete, you will need to take time off work, and you may need prescription painkillers for the first few weeks.
With injections, there may be some pressure or stinging, but hyaluronic injections rarely hurt. Your aesthetician will apply a topical anesthetic, and you can then leave after seeing immediate results.
Still, nose filler does not reduce the side of your nose. If you are concerned about the size of your nose or parts of your nose, like the dorsal humpin the center, nose filler will not make this go away. Unevenness can be smoothed out without surgery, but if you want a smaller nose, a traditional rhinoplasty might be your best option.
Consulting with an aesthetician at Cosmetica Med Spa in Boca Raton can help you decide which option suits your face the best.
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