Some problems of the nose may not need a formal rhinoplasty. Isolate problems like bumps or depressions, isolated dorsum (bridge) enhancements and post rhinoplasty deformities corrections can be done using non-surgical means.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is usually by using fillers. Most commonly the temporary fillers like JUVEDERM are used. Permanent filler like AQUAMID can be used but it is not a preferred choice.

The procedure is done in the office and commonly called the “LUNCHTIME RHINOPLASTY

Most commonly used for dorsal (bridge) augmentation using filler. The filler is injected in a plane close to the bone so that it stays in place.

Other options of non-surgical rhinoplasty involve BOTOX or threads.

Drooping tip while smiling is a common problem which can be treated by BOTOX injections.

Sometimes a prominent hump and a drooping tip can be corrected using sutures instead of a full formal rhinoplasty.

Of course one has to understand that the results are limited and cannot be compared to a full formal rhinoplasty but yes it is available as an option for someone not interested in surgery but looking for some limited improvements.

Prepare for your Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

Before

Do…

  1. Make an initial consultation with your Surgeon. Discuss why you want the procedure done, Openly! All the options and the results will be discussed with you.
  2. Discuss any medications your taking with the surgeon.
  3. Discuss a procedure date and plan for work and holidays. Remember you need healing time of 3 months for complete healing.
  4. Book your procedure date
  5. Pay your deposit to book your date (IMPORTANT) because then we know your serious and we get booked out very fast!
  6. Have your blood tests done and sent to your clinic for the surgeon to check over
  7. Xrays of the nose maybe required in some cases.
  8. The night before you will most probably be fasting so relax and follow your surgeons instructions
  9. Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated before your fasting period
  10. Get a good night’s sleep don’t be worried. You chose us to look after you!
  11. Shower and make sure you get to the center with ample time so the surgeon can prepare you for your marking and procedure.
  12. Download print and fill the consent form (link) and bring it with you.

Don’t

  1. smoke for about two weeks before and three weeks after the procedure
  2. Drink alcohol or caffeine at least 48 hours before
  3. Take any blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin or Advil.
  4. Be nervous you are in safe and experienced hands!
  5. Be involved in high impact exercises or activities.

During

    1. Arrive at the clinic on time
    2. Listen to staff instructions
    3. Stay relaxed
    4. Settle into your day care room and take before pictures for reference
    5. Practice breathing – to relax this will prepare you for your pain management
    6. The surgeon will discuss the target areas with you before taking you into the day care center. He/She will explain any restrictions if there may be.
    7. Areas for fat removal will be marked with a surgical marker pen.
    8. The admin staff will go over your consent form and you make the payments

 

What happens during the procedure

  1. You will be taken into a clean and sterile OT environment with sterilized instruments.
  2. The surgeon and his team will check your detail whilst in the OT before the procedure.
  3. The pain management team will provide you with pain relief according to the treatment plan and the procedure will start.
  4. Your procedure will take place and finish within the allotted time.
  5. You will be able to see your extracted fat and measure the amount collected
  6. You will be moved back to recovery and you will stay till you have recovered fully, eaten something and you are settled.
  7. The team will look after you till you are ready to leave in the evening
  8. The surgeon will check up on you.
  9. You will be given prescription medicines and instructions for your fast recovery.