The shape and size of your nose affects your appearance drastically as well as your confidence. Previously, if you were not happy with your nose, surgery was the only one option for changing it. While the words “nose job” are usually associated with surgery, the “5-minute nose job” as it’s often referred to, is a rhinoplasty procedure without surgery. This procedure, also known as a dermal filler nose job, can improve the appearance of bumps, a flat nasal bridge, and crooked noses without the risk and painful recovery that is normally associated with surgical procedures.
Is a Non-Surgical Nose Job Right for You?
One of the major benefits of a non-surgical nose job is that it is not a permanent procedure. This allows you to experience your new nose for approximately a year before making further decisions. When the temporary filler dissolves, you can come in for a touch-up to maintain your appearance. The non-surgical nose job offers you this flexibility through a virtually painless procedure. Although surgical rhinoplasty provides a permanent option, it does come with higher risks and a considerably longer recovery time.
Dr. Chugh, a leading surgeon in aesthetic medicine, can advise if this is the right procedure for you. In general, the ideal candidate for this procedure is someone with a bump on the bridge of his or her nose or who is unhappy with a flat or “scooped out” nasal bridge. It’s also possible to correct a mildly crooked nose and address nasal asymmetries with the treatment. However, if you feel that your nose is “too big” or there is a large bump on the bridge then surgery might be a better option. It is important to speak with an experienced medical professional before considering either procedure.
A non-surgical nose job uses hyaluronic acid fillers to reduce curves, sharp angles and bumps on your nose, in many cases making the nose appear straighter. A topical anesthetic cream is usually used at the start of the procedure. The filler is carefully injected into the nose, adding volume in order to fill depressions. By adding volume to smooth out the lumps and bumps the fillers actually adds symmetry to the nose, resulting in the nose often looking smaller and more defined.
Recovery and Results
The non-surgical nose job is known as a “lunch time procedure” because it’s quick and often patients can head right back to work when it’s completed. Although it is considered a relatively comfortable procedure, some patients experience slight redness or mild bruising afterward. Results are usually seen immediately and can last up to a year and a half for temporary fillers.
Dr. Chugh and her team at Anand Medical Spa in New York are committed to providing you with the most advanced non-surgical nose job procedures available. If you live in Manhattan or the NYC area, we welcome you to contact our office for expert advice on whether a non-surgical nose job is right for you.