As a leading rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC, Dr. Philip J. Miller understands that not every patient who is dissatisfied with their nose requires invasive surgery to improve the appearance. For those patients, Dr. Miller offers liquid rhinoplasty treatments.
What Is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Liquid Rhinoplasty is the latest in non-surgical treatments to modify the shape of the nose. Using injectable fillers, Dr. Miller is able to change the shape, size and position of the nasal tip, straighten the nose and even hide bumps. For the right patient, Liquid Rhinoplasty is a convenient and pain-free alternative to invasive surgical procedures to correct certain undesirable nose characteristics.
What Are The Benefits Of Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Patients choose Liquid Rhinoplasty for many reasons, including:
- Exceptionally Short Recovery Times
You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure, and will experience little to no bruising or swelling at the treatment site.
- Immediate Results
Since injectable fillers are used, you see the results instantaneously. And, if you are unhappy with the result for whatever reason, the injectable can be dissolved within twenty-four hours. Liquid Rhinoplasty does not preclude one from opting to have a traditional surgical nose job procedure down the road.
- Safe and Effective Procedure
Injectable fillers have been on the market for many years and enjoy an excellent track record for safety. Fillers are also great for correcting minor depressions around the nose. These small modifications can make a dramatic difference in the overall appearance of your face.
What Are The Limitations Of Liquid Rhinoplasty?
While Liquid Rhinoplasty offers many benefits, there are some limitations of which you should be aware, including:
- Not Suitable for Nose Reduction
Injectable fillers can only be used to smooth and contour the existing nasal structure. While Liquid Rhinoplasty is great for concealing undesirable depressions or bumps, the nature of the procedure means it is not suitable for the vast majority of candidates who desire a nasal reduction.
- Not Appropriate For Every Nose
Some nasal structure or patient medical histories prohibit the use of injectable fillers to solve appearance issues in the nose. Only an experienced Liquid Rhinoplasty facial plastic surgeon can identify whether Liquid Rhinoplasty is right for you.
- Non-Permanent Results
Unlike a traditional nose job, Liquid Rhinoplasty results don’t last forever. Injectable fillers erode over time, returning your nose to its original shape and condition. If you want more permanent results, you should consider a traditional rhinoplasty procedure.
What Injectables Are Used In Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Liquid Rhinoplasty procedures in NYC utilize hyaluronic acid fillers. These fillers, including Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm are preferred, as they are the easiest to mold and shape, and can be removed within 24 hours, if necessary.
Because of the non-permanent nature of these injectables, they present no obstacle to subsequent surgical nose job procedures.
How Long Does A Liquid Rhinoplasty Last?
As with all injectable fillers, how long the results will last depends on several factors.
- The Brand Of Injectable
Each injectable filler has a different life expectancy. Dr. Miller will go over the various fillers and benefits of each during your Liquid Rhinoplasty consultation.
- Area Of Nose Being Treated
The location of the injections also plays a role in how long results will last. Again, Dr. Miller will explain more during your consultation.
- Patient Factors
Each patient will metabolize injectable fillers at a different rate, thus affecting the longevity of the results.
During your consultation, Dr. Miller will provide expected ranges within which you can expect to enjoy the results of your Liquid Rhinoplasty.
Am I A Candidate For Liquid Rhinoplasty?
If you are dissatisfied with your nose because of hollows or depressions that affect the overall appearance yet you want to avoid invasive and painful surgical procedures, Liquid Rhinoplasty may be the right solution for you.
While Liquid Rhinoplasty cannot make your nose smaller or permanently change the underlying structure, if minor filling is all that is needed to create a more pleasing overall shape, then Liquid Rhinoplasty may be the perfect solution.
How Do I Learn More About Liquid Rhinoplasty?
To learn more about Liquid Rhinoplasty in NYC, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Miller. You can fill out our convenient Contact Form or call us at (646) 791-3112. One of our Patient Advisers will be happy to get you started on your journey to a new and improved you.