Liquid rhinoplasty is a heaven-sent procedure for busy people who still want to improve their appearance, especially in the nasal area. We all want a beautiful, if not perfect, nose, but not all people have the time and courage to undergo an invasive procedure that could help them achieve their goal appearance. Unlike in the past when surgery was the solution to both major and minor issues in the face, today, plastic surgeons have innovated alternatives to those surgical procedures, and liquid rhinoplasty is one. If you are one of those people who hate the discomforts of surgical procedures, then this non-surgical rhinoplasty may be for you.
What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
A liquid rhinoplasty, also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty, is an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, which uses dermal fillers and injects it in the nose to alter its shape. This treatment can smoothen nose bumps, reshape the nasal tip, and enhance the symmetry of the nose. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can only cater to individuals with minor irregularities with their nose, and improvements mostly last for only a year.
Since most results are only temporary, this can serve as a “test-drive” for those who want to alter their nose shape before having a surgical rhinoplasty that would produce a more permanent result.
- Individuals with a dorsal hump and minor asymmetries in their nose
- Individuals who have undergone surgical rhinoplasty and would like to fix some minor irregularities
- individuals who would like to see instant results after the procedure
- individuals who cannot afford the cost of surgical rhinoplasty
- individuals who do not have time to leave work for the recovery of a surgical procedure
Other than its being non-invasive, liquid rhinoplasty has several other benefits, which include the following:
- No downtime required
- Instant results
- Reversible results
- Less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty
- Quick procedure
How is Liquid Rhinoplasty Done?
A liquid rhinoplasty procedure only takes about 15-20 minutes and does not require a downtime. Anesthesia is not needed for this procedure since the doctor uses a gentle technique in administering the filler. However, should the patient need or ask for anesthesia, local anesthesia, or topical anesthesia are the usual options.
Once the patient is ready for the treatment, the staff or doctor will clean the treatment area to make sure that it is disinfected. The doctor will then inject the filler through a technique called the microdroplet technique. Your doctor will inject the filler until it is enough to produce the desired result. As the procedure is non-invasive, you are awake during the whole process, and you may even watch how the doctor does the procedure through a mirror.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Recovery
With no or minor bruising and swelling involved in this procedure as well, no need for downtime, you can return to work right after you have the treatment or the next day. However, there is still some after-treatment care that you must do to make sure that no complications arise and for the results to last long. Some of the after-care you must do are:
- Attend the scheduled follow up checkup
- Do not massage your nose
- Protect your nose from sun exposure
- Follow your doctor’s instructions on after-care
Liquid Rhinoplasty in Korea
Rhinoplasty has been popular in South Korea, but because of its invasiveness, liquid rhinoplasty has been gaining recognition as an alternative to its much more invasive counterpart. Due to the demand for non-surgical rhinoplasty, some of the companies in South Korea even invented Korean made fillers like Yvoire by LG Chem and Chaeum, among a few, which are both approved by FDA and KFDA.
Also, since South Korea is well known for plastic surgery, there are a lot of plastic surgeons who are experts and specializing with anything involving rhinoplasty; thus, you can guarantee that they will be able to achieve your desired nose shape.
Liquid Rhinoplasty before and after
Results of liquid rhinoplasty are instantly visible right after the procedure. As seen on the before and after pictures below, the patient’s noses appear smoother and symmetrical to their faces. The outcome of a liquid rhinoplasty is quite the same as surgical rhinoplasty only that no downtime is required, and the results only last for a year.
Liquid rhinoplasty is a great alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, especially if the patient only needs minor correction of the nose. The results may be temporary or semi-permanent, depending on the filler ingredient used. Although, usually, plastic surgeons use temporary fillers like hyaluronic acid, which lasts for one year before the patient needs to undergo another liquid rhinoplasty. This kind of rhinoplasty is also best for people who want to “test-drive” what their nose would look like if they have the surgical rhinoplasty.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty has several benefits, but what most people benefit from it is its non-invasiveness, quick procedure, and no downtime. Right after the procedure, the results are visible instantly, and you can see that the treatment has smoothened and balanced the shape of the nose.
With the popularity of liquid rhinoplasty rising as an alternative to its surgical counterpart, South Korea, the capital of plastic surgery has been flowing with the trend and even created their fillers, which are as safe and effective as that of the western brand of fillers.
If you are one who needs only minor improvements regarding the shape of your nose, then the liquid rhinoplasty may be for you. To know more about this procedure and if you are qualified to undergo the treatment, visit your preferred clinic’s website to have a free consultation, and they will guide you every step of your journey to a more beautiful looking nose.
Is liquid rhinoplasty permanent?
Liquid rhinoplasty can both be temporary and permanent, depending on the kind of filler used by your doctor. Temporary fillers are those that have collagen and hyaluronic acid as their ingredients; these are temporary because collagen and HA are naturally produced by the body, thus absorbed over time. On the other hand, permanent ones are the biosynthetic polymers, which consist of synthetic ingredients that the body cannot absorb.
Is liquid rhinoplasty safe?
Getting a liquid rhinoplasty is safe on one condition: it should be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well experienced and specializing in surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty. This is for the reason that altering the shape of your nose can make a huge difference in your facial appearance, and surely you would not want to have a result that is opposite of what you were expecting; thus the doctor administering the filler should be precise and knowledgeable in the procedure. In the case of the filler, there is nothing to worry about since it has the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for a long time already.
Is getting liquid rhinoplasty worth it?
Getting a liquid rhinoplasty is worth it, especially if your expected result was achieved. This is why it is important to have it done by a well experienced plastic surgeon using an FDA approved filler. It is also worth it for people who want to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty but want to see first how their desired reshaping will look like since it will help them decide if they will push through with the surgical procedure.