4 Facts to Know About Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

Just like facial cosmetic surgery, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the face are more popular than ever. More specifically, cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers seem to be surging. Although these treatments are best known for rejuvenating the face by filling in areas of lost volume, they can provide astounding results for a number of aesthetic issues when performed by a skilled, experienced injector.


For example, nonsurgical rhinoplasty (sometimes referred to as the liquid nose job) has become increasingly more in-demand in recent years. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to provide subtle tweaks to the appearance of a patient’s nose. Although it may not be able to significantly change the size and shape of the nose like a surgical rhinoplasty can, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is perfect for people who wish to correct uneven areas and bumps that appear on the nose. Below I provide four facts that I have discovered in my many years performing nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures.

Very Popular with Millennials
Some younger patients may not be ready to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty provides a simple, non-invasive alternative. By utilizing temporary fillers, the nonsurgical rhinoplasty can make sense for patients who would prefer to take their new nose contour for a test drive before committing to a long-term solution.

For More than Just Bumps
Typically, the ideal candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty is anyone with a pronounced bump on the bridge of their nose. Facials fillers can help smooth out the contour of the nose by filling in the area around the bump. However, nonsurgical rhinoplasty can also help patients correct a drooping tip of the nose or those with a mildly crooked nose.

Expertise is Important
All cosmetic procedures, surgical or otherwise, come with some risk involved. However, this is especially true for nasal procedures due to the delicateness of the nose. This is because the blood supply to the nose is weak and injecting dermal filler into the tip or nostrils can potentially affect the blood supply to your skin. That’s why it’s so important to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing nonsurgical rhinoplasty for your procedure.

Recovery is Very Smooth
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is truly a “lunchtime procedure.” The injections themselves are virtually painless and there is no downtime for recovery needed. Some patients may experience some mild, temporary redness or bruising, but serious side effects are rarely associated with this procedure.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be an excellent alternative for certain patients, but cannot fully replicate the benefits provided by surgical rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty consultation will be required to discuss your issues, aesthetic goals, and expectations in-depth to determine which treatment path is the best fit for you. For more information or to schedule a consultation with me, Dr. David Whiteman, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips, photos, and more.

Expression® Facial Filler Now Available at Southern Plastic Surgery

For patients who are not quite ready for a surgical procedure, Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to address minor to moderate skin conditions. Dr. Whiteman offers various cosmetic injectables to reduce wrinkling and replenish areas of lost volume. For example, Botox® and Dysport® relax facial muscles to smooth wrinkles and furrows while facial fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® provide volume. Recently, Dr. Whiteman added the newest facial filler on the market, Expression®, to his menu of facial rejuvenation options. Since this product is new to patients, Dr. Whiteman has answered frequently asked questions about Expression® below.expression facial filler atlanta ga

What is Expression® and where can it be administered?
Like Juvéderm®, Expression® is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural complex sugar found in the human body, which is injected into any facial area to address the signs of aging. However, it can be used near the eyes, on the forehead, and on the cheeks to add volume. Shallow injections may also be made near the lips and nasolabial folds.

How is it different from other injectables?
Expression® contains a pathogen-free medium, Bacillus Subtilis, making it 100 percent free of animal-based materials. Upon injection, Expression® does not draw water to the site so there is minimal swelling and bruising. Since it is made of HA and natural substances, results can be reversed if patients are unsatisfied.

What is treatment like?
Expression® is available in a 1.5 mL syringe. Prior to injection, Dr. Whiteman will discuss treatment areas and expected results with each patient. Lidocaine is applied to areas of treatment to reduce discomfort. The full procedure takes about 10 minutes.

What kind of results should I expect?
Patients can see results almost immediately after the procedure. There is minimal downtime and most patients typically return to normal activity following the procedure. Expression® typically smoothes fine lines, wrinkles, and folds for 6-12 months after treatment.

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