Rhinoplasty surgery is the traditional solution for anyone who is unhappy with their nose, and has the ability to correct what they see as a problem. However, there are many people who don’t have the financing available to afford the full surgical procedure; and depending on the situation, may have to save funds or seek insurance approvals. Fortunately, for those who typically can’t afford rhinoplasty facial plastic surgery, there is another way to get a perfect nose. A nonsurgical rhinoplasty can offer some of the same effects as the traditional surgery without any of the drawbacks. Below is a brief comparison between the traditional surgical rhinoplasty or nose-reconstruction, and the nonsurgical method of contouring the nose.

The New Nonsurgical Trend

A nonsurgical nose job is achieved using dermal fillers. These are the same injections that are used to fill in fine lines and plump lips. They are a safe way for a facial plastic surgeon to contour a patient’s nose quickly. The procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes, and it’s done in the doctor’s office. Although a topical pain reliever might be applied to the nose area prior to the injections, anesthesia is not necessary. In fact, because the patient is alert throughout the short procedure, they can tell the facial plastic surgeon whether they are satisfied with the results right away.

Although there are obvious benefits to a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, there are also some downsides. First off, it only offers aesthetic benefits. The greatest disadvantage is that it isn’t permanent. The fillers will naturally absorb back into the body within a year. If patients want to keep the effects, they must repeat the treatment. While the initial cost is much less than surgical treatment, repeating it year after year could eventually cost much more.

The Successful Surgical Tradition

People who want to get permanent results from nose reconstruction in Houston can expect to spend a lot more upfront for rhinoplasty surgery; yet, they won’t have to worry about frequent injections to retain the aesthetically desired shape of their nose. A rhinoplasty also can resolve many medical conditions, such as relieving snoring, helping you breathe easier, and allowing you to sleep better at night.

On the downside, like most surgical procedures, rhinoplasty does have risks as well as benefits. Patients should carefully assess the risks relative to the benefits before deciding whether they want to improve the look of their nose through a surgical or nonsurgical procedure.

Consulting with Dr. Patt of Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery about rhinoplasty surgery options is your best bet for determining what’s best for you. For more information, call (281) 649-7170 to schedule your consultation.