Surgical rhinoplasty is a highly delicate procedure that requires a surgeon with tremendous skill, experience and good judgment. As aesthetic practices offering the procedure have proliferated, it isn’t uncommon to hear about “bad nose jobs” that result in unintended irregularities—instead of a straighter or more symmetrical nose, for example, a patient could end up with bumps or a misaligned nose.
If you’re one of these unfortunate patients, you’re probably pretty anxious to fix the flaw. After all, the nose is a tough feature to hide, being right in the middle of your face. But odds are, the thought of going under the knife again makes you grimace, especially considering the money you’ve already spent on the first procedure, the time it has already consumed from your daily life, and the emotional stress it has caused.
Dr. Alexander Rivkin, a cosmetic surgeon serving the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area, offers a nonsurgical procedure to correct minor flaws resulting from a botched rhinoplasty surgery to help you get the look you really wanted. With simple collagen injections, Dr. Rivkin can lift a drooping tip, straighten a bridge, or correct scarring that may have resulted from the surgery. In as little a 15 minutes, a beautiful, natural-looking nose can finally be yours.
What is nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a simple procedure that involves adding collagen to precise locations on the nose to help achieve a desired shape. It can help to improve nasal definition and correct any deviations in the nose.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Dr. Rivkin will begin by applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area around your nose. Once the anesthetic has set it, he will administer a series of small filler injections (most often using Radiesse) around the nose, depending on the aesthetic improvement you seek. The entire procedure takes roughly 15 minutes.
What are the benefits of nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is faster, less painful, and costs only a fraction of surgical rhinoplasty. It produces desired results without making fundamental changes to the nose. No downtime is required after the procedure, nor do patients experience any pain, bruising, redness or swelling. The improvements are subtle and natural, yet noticeable.
Who is an ideal candidate for this procedure?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can produce positive results for patients with mild to moderate imperfections in their nose, such as a bumpy bridge, crooked nose, droopy tip, or irregular contours that may have resulted from a prior surgery. Many Asian clients seek heightened nasal bridges to improve nasal definition. Teenagers, whose faces are still developing, are also ideal candidates, if they wish to address an irregularity without permanently altering the structure of their nose. Injectable rhinoplasty is not recommended, however, for people seeking to reduce the size of the nose or narrow their nostrils.
How long does it last?
With Radiesse filler, results tend to last for about one year, after which the body breaks down the substance and the nose slowly regains its original shape. Artefill is another type of filler that can last for more than a decade. Artefill is ideal for patients who have already undergone the Radiesse procedure and are ready for a more permanent solution.
Where can I get more information?
For more information, call Westside Aesthetics, Dr. Rivkin’s Los Angeles office, or visit his website: www.nonsurgicalnosejob.com. Dr. Rivkin has successfully performed nonsurgical rhinoplasty for more than 1,000 patients over the last six years.