It’s not uncommon to feel self-conscious about the shape, size, or appearance of your nose. There are countless men and women who wish they could alter their nasal structure, or who simply wish their nose was more proportional with the rest of their facial features. Unsurprisingly, rhinoplasty (also known as the “nose job”) has historically been one of the most popular plastic surgeries, and now so has its counterpart, the non-surgical option, liquid rhinoplasty. More recently, there has emerged a new way to address issues with the nose. It’s called liquid rhinoplasty, and for many patients, it represents a great alternative to the traditional nose job. Liquid rhinoplasty (also known as liquid nose job or non-surgical nose job) has been booming lately and may be one of the big plastic surgery trends of 2022. But what is liquid rhinoplasty exactly? And what makes it so popular? Here are some highlights.
What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical alternative to the traditional nose job. It does not require incisions, it does not involve being placed under general anesthesia, and it does not come with a prolonged recovery time. Instead, the liquid rhinoplasty procedure is performed with injectable dermal fillers, which can help reshape the nose and its underlying anatomy. Liquid rhinoplasty can be an especially good option for addressing dorsal humps, minor asymmetry, and other isolated deformities of the nose. Additionally, liquid rhinoplasty is popular among patients who have had a nose job in the past and require a minor tweak or “touch up” to optimize their results.
Why is The Liquid Nose Job Procedure so Popular?
There are a number of reasons why some patients gravitate toward liquid rhinoplasty over the traditional procedure. The most significant reason is that non-surgical rhinoplasty is less invasive and can be a good option for those who are apprehensive about surgery or simply don’t have time for surgery. Liquid rhinoplasty does not require you to go under full anesthesia, nor does it come with the lengthy, multi-week recovery time you can anticipate from a conventional nose job. View CAMI real patient results and liquid rhinoplasty before and after photos. Some additional benefits of liquid rhinoplasty include:
- It is generally quite a bit less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty.
- There is little to no downtime associated with this procedure.
- The results are more or less instant (whereas it takes a few weeks to see the full results of a surgical rhinoplasty).
- It is less risky, as there are no incisions and no anesthesia involved.
- The results are not permanent, so if you’re not pleased with the outcome, it’s not something you have to live with forever.
Are There Any Downsides to Liquid Nose Jobs?
While the liquid nose job is certainly beneficial in a number of ways, you should also be aware of some limitations. Again, it is important to keep in mind that the results of a liquid nose job are not permanent. This can be a good thing, as it allows you to “try on” a new nose without fully committing to it, but it also means the results will wear off within a couple of years. Maintenance or “touch-up” dermal filler injections can help you sustain the results of your liquid rhinoplasty. The other downside is that a non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t always address significant structural issues. For patients whose aesthetic concerns are more serious, surgical intervention may be the only viable option.
Who’s Eligible for a Non-surgical Nose Job?
The best way to determine your candidacy for a liquid rhinoplasty procedure is to meet with a plastic surgeon, who will perform a physical examination and also talk with you about your medical history and your cosmetic goals. Your surgeon will let you know if you qualify for a safe and successful procedure, and let you know whether a non-surgical nose job can help you achieve your desired outcome. Specifically, the non-surgical nose job is a good option for patients who are looking to address isolated deformities to the nose, including humps on the ridge of the nose or minor issues of asymmetry. Non-surgical nose job is also ideal for patients who wish to change the appearance of their nose but have neither the time nor the inclination for a full surgical intervention.
Learn More About Liquid Rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC
If you’re dissatisfied with the shape or structure of your nose, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are numerous options for addressing these cosmetic issues, including non-surgical nose jobs. At the Carolina Age Management Institute (CAMI), we’re thrilled about the liquid rhinoplasty trend. We’d also love to talk with you about your cosmetic needs, and to help you determine whether this is the right treatment for you. Contact us whenever you’re ready to set up a consultation appointment.