Non-surgical correction of the shape of the nose with fillers or injection rhinoplasty is an alternative to plastic surgery. It is a non-surgical correction of the shape and proportionality of the nose by introducing dense consistency gels (fillers) or hormonal preparations under the skin that destroy cartilage tissue.
Hormonal non-surgical rhinoplasty is a fairly simple procedure, but before performing it, the specialist must accurately calculate the dose of the drug, the depth of its administration, because an excess amount of the solution can activate the process of uncontrolled atrophy of the tissues of the olfactory organ.
Due to the high likelihood of side effects, hormonal plastic surgery is rarely performed, therefore, in modern times, employees of cosmetology and aesthetic surgery clinics offer clients a safer method for correcting defects using subcutaneous injections of gels of a dense consistency.
Features of the method and indications for rhinoplasty
The technique of non-surgical rhinoplasty is based on the subcutaneous injection of dense gel-fillers into the nasal area, which act as a kind of implants. The doctor chooses the drug for intradermal administration independently based on the indications for the procedure and the wishes of the patient.
There are biodegradable (absorbable), bioindegradable (non-absorbable) and autologous preparations for non-surgical correction of the shape and proportionality of the olfactory organ. The first group includes fillers based on hyaluronic acid (Yvoire, Stylage, Surgiderm, Restylane, Teosyal), calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) or polycaprolactone (Ellanse), which dissolve over time, so the procedure has to be repeated approximately every 1.5- 3 years (depending on the density and composition of the gel). Bioindegradable drugs include synthetic polymer solutions containing silicone, but due to the high likelihood of side effects after the procedure (tissue fibrosis), they are rarely used for non-surgical plasty.
What can be changed with injection rhinoplasty:
Autologous fillers are conditionally called injectable solutions prepared on the basis of the patient’s own fat cells. Before the procedure, the doctor takes a sample of adipose tissue from the abdomen or thighs, cleans it of impurities and injects it under the skin. The method does not cause the development of side effects, but the result of the plasty remains for 8-10 months, after which the injections have to be repeated.
The main indications for the correction of the shape of the nose without surgery:
Non-surgical plasty of defects in the tip of the nose with fillers is not performed, because the gel in this area is poorly distributed and can take the form of a ball, therefore, the correction of an upturned or lowered nasal tip is performed only surgically.
Video: “Correction of the shape of the nose without surgery”
Advantages and disadvantages of the method
The main advantage of non-surgical rhinoplasty is its safety and low risk of side effects. There is no rehabilitation period after the procedure and the patient does not need anesthesia, which makes it possible to perform plastic surgery for those patients who, for health reasons, are contraindicated for general anesthesia.
The shortcomings of the technique are considered to be a short-lived effect (on average, the procedure has to be repeated once every 1.5 years), limited correction zones (fillers correct the wings, hump or back of the nose, but it will not work to change its tip or radically change its shape). Specialists additionally emphasize that multiple repetitions of injection rhinoplasty leads to a deterioration in the blood supply to the tissues of the nose and a change in its original shape, which subsequently significantly complicates the surgical plasty and increases the risk of side effects after surgery.
Injection rhinoplasty: before and after photos
Contraindications for the procedure
Injection rhinoplasty is contraindicated in patients in the period:
An absolute contraindication to the procedure is an oncological disease, individual intolerance to the drug, an autoimmune process in the body, and disturbances in the endocrine system.
Side effects after non-surgical rhinoplasty are rare, but sometimes patients are worried about soft tissue edema, which disappears on its own within a few days, or fibrosis – the growth of connective tissue around a biopolymer substance – a synthetic gel (only the surgeon is involved in the treatment).
Estimated cost of the procedure
The price of non-surgical rhinoplasty depends on the indications for the procedure, the name and volume of the drug for injection. Estimated cost – 200-400 USD.
Injection rhinoplasty has now become an extremely popular technique for correcting the shape of the nose, and photos taken before and after plastic surgery show that it allows you to achieve good results. However, experts recommend not to overestimate its importance, because often non-surgical methods for correcting defects can only temporarily hide appearance flaws or become an addition to a previous plastic surgery.