A non-surgical nose job is a procedure whereby dermal filler is injected strategically into the nose to straighten or even the shape of the nose. With nose filler, we can fill in depressions and straighten humps for an overall smoother nose shape. Nose filler lasts for 12-18 months, but if you get repeat treatments, you can get a longer-lasting result just with filler top-ups.
Because the nose area is a low-movement area of the face (as compared to, say, the mouth or eyes), dermal filler injections tend to last longer than other areas. Dermal filler is absorbed quicker if there is a lot of facial action, so lip fillers last about four months, while a nonsurgical rhinoplasty lasts for just over a year for most people.
How to help your fillers last longer
Your filler will eventually wear off, though how long this takes will depend on your biology and anatomy. If your nose scrunches when you laugh, for example, the filler will be pushed around and be absorbed faster than if your nose stays almost completely still when you laugh. It’s the small movements that are out of our control, plus how quickly your body metabolises the filler, that determines the longevity of your treatments.
How to maximise results
- Care for your skin with a solid skincare regime.
- Stay hydrated – dermal filler is water-sensitive and will shrink if you are dehydrated
- Get top-up injections to maintain your look before it wears off completely
- Avoid repeating facial expressions like squinting and straining during vigorous exercise that may put pressure on the nose filler or ask your doctor about anti-wrinkle injections that can decrease muscle movement in certain areas
- Check everyday nose pressures like heavy glasses, masks and sleeping position
Benefits of a non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Minimal downtime
- Performed in clinic
How long until I see results?
You’ll see your new nose almost instantly, but there will be some swelling and other initial impacts. You can expect to see some swelling, tenderness and redness, and possibly bruising, so we advise planning your appointments away from significant events.
You can still physically go about your regular activities but should avoid touching your nose or having a massage or facial that might dislodge your new filler before it has a chance to settle in. It’s best to avoid any activities that could push the filler out of place, such as wearing heavy glasses or sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow.
Who can get nose filler?
Nose filler is best suited to those with minor lumps, bumps or irregularities in their nose that they want to be corrected. Nose filler is not suitable for shrinking the appearance of very prominent noses.
Some noses are better served with surgical reshaping, but at ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne, we can do a trial run first with filler in a try-before-you-buy scenario. We now have options, and nose filler might be enough.
How does nose filler work?
Nose filler is a type of dermal filler, a molecule in a unique mixture that plumps out the tissue, often used in lips and facial creases. Our cosmetic doctors select the areas of the nose to apply the filler via injection, working with your nose shape to enhance what nature gave you.
We inject dermal filler carefully above and below a bump in the bridge of the nose, which can quickly straighten a ‘hook’ nose. When we apply filler around the nose tip, we can make a bulky tip look more refined and thinner. The filler is harmlessly absorbed into the skin slowly over time.
What are the risks of nose filler?
Nose filler has low allergenic potential, with the skin readily accepting the ingredients in most people. There are always allergy risks when injecting any substance into the skin. A skilled injector should always be your first priority, but with nose filler, it is even more important. The task can be very delicate, and there are risks around the nose area that can include necrosis (tissue death), and permanent scarring. Always ask your practitioner about their experience int his area before going ahead.
While it rarely happens, we can reverse the dermal filler by using an enzyme if, for some reason, the procedure isn’t what you were expecting.
The ingredients used in nose filler procedures are biodegradable and biocompatible. The filler is not harmful to the body and is broken down and removed from the body as per its natural processes.
All cosmetic injections are best performed by qualified, experienced cosmetic doctors who are well-versed in anatomy. Cosmetic injections are part science and part aesthetic, with the best aesthetic doctors using their eye for detail and medical training synergistically.
Getting nose fillers in Melbourne
Choosing to have nose filler is a very personal decision, and we at ENRICH can help you decide which route to take to achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us for a consultation.
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