Some problems of the nose may not need a formal rhinoplasty. Isolate problems like bumps or depressions, isolated dorsum (bridge) enhancements and post rhinoplasty deformities corrections can be done using non-surgical means.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is usually by using fillers. Most commonly the temporary fillers like JUVEDERM are used. Permanent filler like AQUAMID can be used but it is not a preferred choice.
The procedure is done in the office and commonly called the “LUNCHTIME RHINOPLASTY”
Most commonly used for dorsal (bridge) augmentation using filler. The filler is injected in a plane close to the bone so that it stays in place.
Other options of non-surgical rhinoplasty involve BOTOX or threads.
Drooping tip while smiling is a common problem which can be treated by BOTOX injections.
Sometimes a prominent hump and a drooping tip can be corrected using sutures instead of a full formal rhinoplasty.
Of course one has to understand that the results are limited and cannot be compared to a full formal rhinoplasty but yes it is available as an option for someone not interested in surgery but looking for some limited improvements.
Prepare for your Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
- Make an initial consultation with your Surgeon. Discuss why you want the procedure done, Openly! All the options and the results will be discussed with you.
- Discuss any medications your taking with the surgeon.
- Discuss a procedure date and plan for work and holidays. Remember you need healing time of 3 months for complete healing.
- Book your procedure date
- Pay your deposit to book your date (IMPORTANT) because then we know your serious and we get booked out very fast!
- Have your blood tests done and sent to your clinic for the surgeon to check over
- Xrays of the nose maybe required in some cases.
- The night before you will most probably be fasting so relax and follow your surgeons instructions
- Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated before your fasting period
- Get a good night’s sleep don’t be worried. You chose us to look after you!
- Shower and make sure you get to the center with ample time so the surgeon can prepare you for your marking and procedure.
- Download print and fill the consent form (link) and bring it with you.
- smoke for about two weeks before and three weeks after the procedure
- Drink alcohol or caffeine at least 48 hours before
- Take any blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin or Advil.
- Be nervous you are in safe and experienced hands!
- Be involved in high impact exercises or activities.
- Arrive at the clinic on time
- Listen to staff instructions
- Stay relaxed
- Settle into your day care room and take before pictures for reference
- Practice breathing – to relax this will prepare you for your pain management
- The surgeon will discuss the target areas with you before taking you into the day care center. He/She will explain any restrictions if there may be.
- Areas for fat removal will be marked with a surgical marker pen.
- The admin staff will go over your consent form and you make the payments
What happens during the procedure
- You will be taken into a clean and sterile OT environment with sterilized instruments.
- The surgeon and his team will check your detail whilst in the OT before the procedure.
- The pain management team will provide you with pain relief according to the treatment plan and the procedure will start.
- Your procedure will take place and finish within the allotted time.
- You will be able to see your extracted fat and measure the amount collected
- You will be moved back to recovery and you will stay till you have recovered fully, eaten something and you are settled.
- The team will look after you till you are ready to leave in the evening
- The surgeon will check up on you.
- You will be given prescription medicines and instructions for your fast recovery.