There are a few things you can have done cosmetically to your nose: surgery to reshape it, filler to remodel it, and skin modifiers such as pore-reducing procedures to smooth, tighten or refine skin.
Getting your nasal area reshaped surgically is known as a rhinoplasty, but most people just call it a ‘nose job’. We do not perform surgical rhinoplasty procedures at ENRICH Clinic, because we prefer non-surgical techniques.
Having more balanced facial features
Facial fashions evolve over time, just like everything else. The most important thing is that you look natural and any modifications suit you. Your facial features come as a package deal, and a good surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist keeps this in mind when planning procedures. Enhancing natural beauty is what we do best at our Melbourne clinic.
How we perform the procedure
This procedure involves the use of dermal fillers as a reshaping tool. Dermal filler is injected in several areas in a reasonably quick clinic visit – one treatment can last up to two years, and takes just half an hour to do. Fillers can be used to increase the height of a flat bridge, straighten, fill in any hollows or hooks, create a sense of balance, create symmetry, refine shape after surgery, or to make minor improvements.
A non-surgical rhinplasty is temporary, while a surgical rhinoplasty is permanent. These are significantly different procedures, and there will be times when one is more appropriate than the other.
Non surgical rhinoplasty – recovery and results
There isn’t much to a non surgical rhinoplasty – recovery is swift, with some slight swelling that dissipates quickly. Results are instant but temporary. The beauty of this procedure is that no invasive surgery is required, reducing healing time by large margins. The surgical and non surgical procedures are comparable only in their results.
Benefits of a non-surgical rhinoplasty with filler
Less severe or minor irregularities can be adjusted with a non surgical rhinoplasty, which means fillers. There is a short recovery time, the results are temporary, there is no damage or change to nasal passages, and the procedure is quick and precise. A surgical rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is a long-lasting procedure (so no repeat visits), recovery takes months, and more severe or major irregularities can be corrected.
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We can create a sense of balance with facial features by smoothing out irregularities – this might be bumps, lumps, dips or scars that cause a sense of asymmetry. Corrections of irregularities can result in the nose actually looking smaller, despite no change in size. It’s all a matter of what the eye perceives, and what our most obvious features are.
Costs of filler
The price of non surgical rhinoplasty varies, sometimes a lot, depending on which areas are being corrected. A great surgeon who knows faces intimately is preferable, since the dermal filler injections do last for up to two years – you don’t want to have to put up with a mistake for that long.
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Costs will vary depending on the experience and expertise of your surgeon, and each case will be determined on an individual basis. Dermal filler injections are typically sold by the millilitre, so each millilitre will have a set cost, plus the cosmetic dermatologist whose expertise you are paying for. You should discuss this with the clinic when you call to make an appointment, but expect to pay in the high hundreds into the thousands for a beautiful, long-lasting non surgical rhinoplasty.
How can you change the shape of my nose?
Typically we are not looking to give you a ‘perfect’ nose, but one that suits your face shape and complements your features. Each face is unique in its miniature and ratios, so your surgeon will assess your face as a whole to determine what the best pathway to balance is.
Expectations matter, so if you are after an improvement in your appearance, we can help. Perfection isn’t our goal, since a face is never perfect – there is aesthetic magic in the imperfect; it’s figuring out how to best capitalise on these imperfections, which is where your surgeon is your artist.
Other procedures that may be combined with a non-surgical rhinoplasty
Because a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a short treatment, you may have a collection of procedures happening on the same day, which will not be true for a surgical procedure – that’s a once-in-a-day operation.
Complements to your filler could include anti-wrinkle injections on other parts of your face, liposuction of the chin or neck area, or skin-tightening anti-wrinkle procedures.
Is there a ‘best’ age for non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Young people’s features haven’t finished developing, so anyone under the age of 20 will need a special sort of assessment – that is, psychological reasons for wanting the non-surgical rhinoplasty, along with an examination of physical maturation.
Once we hit 40, our skin starts to change and other considerations need to be assessed, such as skin elasticity and oiliness. Anyone between the ages of 20 and 40 is a good candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty.
What we can achieve
- Bridge corrections – lumps, bumps, dips
- Crooked corrections
- Adjusting the relationship between the upper lip and the nose
- Tip angle
Taking ethnicity into account
At ENRICH Clinic, we take your ethnic background into account when determining the augmentation of facial features. Each of us has an ethnic background that genetically determines what our nose looks like, and how it fits into the greater picture of our faces.
Our facial features are those that our forbearers had and that we are stuck with. Enhancing the balance of those features is our goal. We will always make sure that after a non-surgical rhinoplasty, your nose still truly belongs to you.
Getting what you want
You need to be clear what you want out of your procedure so you can explain this to your practitioner at your consultation. More than one visit may be required before the procedure is performed, with scans and other tests required to get a full overview of the nasal structures.
You can bring pictures of noses you love, and your doctor will go through them with you, explaining the way you individual facial features are built and what can be done.
The process prior to the actual procedure is one that must be gone through so you get the results you are after with solid planning.
Choose your cosmetic practitioner carefully
You want a cosmetic doctor who is experienced and qualified to perform your nose procedure. At ENRICH, we have specialist surgeons who will work with you to get what you want out of your face.
Does the procedure leave scars?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty leaves no scars or possibly scarring inside the nostril where it is invisible. The exact details of your procedure will be discussed with you prior to your procedure, with more complex cases possibly resulting in scarring either inside or outside of the nostrils. The idea is to leave no trace.
Nasal and facial tissue heals quickly and cleanly, revealing your ‘new’ nose generally immediately.
Recovery and results
The days after a your nose procedure are typically the days with the most side-effects, where you may feel puffy.
Changing the way you feel when you look in the mirror
A non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure can have a dramatic effect, and thus on outlook. Each person is treated as an individual, since there is no one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic procedures. Feeling more comfortable in your own skin can have a profound impact on a person’s life, and can result in a more youthful appearance, and typically a more aesthetically balanced look.
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Nose adjustments can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to feel ‘normal’ and face the world with more confidence. How we look does matter in so many ways, even just to ourselves, so being able to put our best foot forward is important. A well-placed non-surgical rhinoplasty can contribute to a person feeling more at ease in the world.
Contact us to discuss your aesthetic goals.
*Results may vary from person to person