Most non-invasive procedures are relatively quick and straightforward to perform, and a non-surgical rhinoplasty is no exception. It is also virtually painless, but a topical numbing cream is usually applied to the area in order to minimize discomfort. Many filler treatments contain an anesthetic in the formula, but for those that do not, a local anesthetic can be mixed in to help numb the area.
Dr. Sedgh typically uses temporary fillers with a more robust formulation, such as Juvederm or Restylane, to sculpt the patient’s desired nose shape. Permanent fillers can also be used, although patients are generally discouraged from such options due to the possible latent complications. If a permanent result is desired, the patient will instead be advised to undergo surgical cosmetic rhinoplasty.
Once the filler is ready to be administered, Dr. Sedgh will carefully inject the treatment into specific points along the nasal bridge or tip. He will then carefully massage the treated area to smoothen the results.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be completed within 15 to 20 minutes, and the results can last for 6 to 18 months, depending on the temporary filler used.
It is important to have this procedure performed by a qualified and highly-skilled plastic surgeon to as dermal fillers are not considered a proper rhinoplasty alternative yet. But in the hands of a skilled doctor, achieving one’s nose enhancement goals through this technique can yield satisfactory results.