Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is fast becoming a popular option for those who would like to alter the shape of their nose without undergoing invasive surgery. The procedure can be used to fill in parts of the nose, lift the angle of the nose and/or smooth bumps on the bridge. It is also effective in correcting certain breathing difficulties.

How Does it Work?

A doctor performing a nonsurgical rhinoplasty will use fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse to alter the shape of one’s nose. These fillers are not FDA approved but have safely been used on tens of thousands of patients over the years.

Even so, a good doctor will do a thorough exam before recommending nonsurgical rhinoplasty to ensure that it is a suitable procedure for the patient in question. A good doctor will also explain which filler will be used and why.

Side Effects

A nonsurgical rhinoplasty Houston patient is much less likely to experience serious side effects than one who undergoes an invasive surgical procedure. Even so, a person who has a nonsurgical rhinoplasty can expect some mild bruising. Those who have thin skin may also experience redness around the area where the filler was injected.

The Pros and Cons

There are several reasons why nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a good idea. One of the main reasons why people opt for this procedure is the fact that it is quick and relatively simple. It does not take long to do the work, only local anesthesia is required and the minimal bruising means that a person can be up and about his or her business in short order. What is more, this procedure is effective in altering the shape of the nose, thus enhancing one’s appearance.

A nonsurgical nose job is also much more affordable than a regular one. If it is done for non-cosmetic purposes (i.e. to relieve a breathing problem), health insurance may cover at least part of the cost of the procedure.

The only downside to having a nonsurgical procedure is the fact that fillers, unlike regular surgery, do not provide a permanent solution for cosmetic issues or breathing problems. While a filler may last for many years, it will eventually move out of place, which means that a person may need to have the same procedure done again.

If you are considering rhinoplasty Houston patients may want to think about receiving a nonsurgical procedure from Dr. Patt. Such a procedure is relatively affordable, takes little time to perform and looks just as good as conventional surgery. It is also completely safe, and as a competent doctor who has experience with this type of non-invasive surgery, Dr. Patt will do an examination, ask a person about his or her health history and then explain the details of what the procedure entails. It is important for a person who is considering nonsurgical rhinoplasty to understand how it will change the shape of the nose, how it is performed and what it has to offer before going through with the procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!