Often what prompts patients to seek a consultation for non-surgical rhinoplasty is that they notice “something amiss” in photographs, and identify for example a “bump” on the nose, a receding chin or less prominent cheekbone. This prompts them to consider options for bringing this feature in line with the rest of the face. If you are interested in a non-surgical rhinoplasty, this is probably the point when you approach a doctor for treatment.
Before deciding whether the non-surgical rhinoplasty is ideal for you, you must appreciate that there is more than one reason for the nose appearing “not right for the face”.
Here are a few:
1 – bone structure – the shape of the facial bones determines this, also any injuries to the nose itself.
2 – profile of nose showing a bump or depression (saddle nose)
3 – A flat midface or deficient cheek volume, drawing attention to the nose.
The nose bridge can be subtly reshaped using a collagen stimulator like Radiesse. This will work best for case (1) and (2).
For case (3), it is important to correct surrounding volume loss first, because adding any filler to the nose will in most cases make it slightly larger.
A couple of sessions may be required initially. The results last over a year if nutrition and metabolism permit, and actually accumulate over time.
Please note that features that look good on one person (one popular choice is Angelina Jolie :-)) will not always suit another person’s face, leading to distorted facial features in the near future. There is a specialised assessment I do to check this, don’t worry!
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can help with the following types of noses:
- Noses with small humps or bumps
- Noses that have had prior surgery and are overly scooped (ski slope noses)
- Saddle nose deformity, also known as boxer’s nose, which is caused by collapse of nasal structures typically caused by fracture
- Nose with a retracted columella (a sharp and deep angle between the upper lip and the nose)
- Noses with slight asymmetry
Non-surgical rhinoplasty typically cannot help with the following types of noses:
- Noses with large humps
- Large noses
- Noses with significant asymmetry
- Noses that need tip reduction