Non-Surgical Nose Job, commonly referred to as a Liquid Rhinoplasty, is an effective way to enhance the shape of the nose without having a traditional rhinoplasty. This procedure involves use of injectable fillers such as Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft to alter the contours of the nose for a more balanced appearance. While certain conditions are best treated with surgical rhinoplasty, Liquid Rhinoplasty can help improve the shape of the nose using minimally invasive techniques. Call 504-814-3223 today to schedule a one-on-one Liquid Rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Sean R. Weiss!
LIQUID RHINOPLASTY FOR TEENS:
Non-surgical enhancement of the nose is a great way for someone considering rhinoplasty surgery to try out the look of nasal enhancements before actually having surgery. This is particularly helpful when treating young teens whose facial skeleton is still growing, and it may be too early in development for them to undergo surgical rhinoplasty.
LIQUID RHINOPLASTY FOR ETHNIC NOSE:
The noses of people of different ethnicity often have unique characteristics. Dr. Weiss strives to create balance and harmony with the rest of the face while respecting and preserving the patient’s ethnicity. Being mindful of the various aesthetic needs and preferences of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and other non-Caucasians, Dr. Weiss is able to achieve optimal liquid rhinoplasty results with fillers such as restylane for patients of various ethnicities.
While individuals vary dramatically, there are particular characteristics that are most common to the different ethnicities and can make nose jobs more challenging. The following characteristics must be taken into account in order to achieve a patient’s goals:
- General shape of the nose
- Thick nasal skin
- Weak tip cartilages
- High or low nasal bridge
- Bridge of the nose
- Wide appearance or broad base
- Raising a drooping tip
NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
Liquid Rhinoplasty for African Americans is most frequently performed to create the appearance of a stronger nasal bridge. Injectable fillers are also used to create a longer, more narrow appearing nose. Some patients are also treated to elevate the tip of the nose when the a droopy tip is present. The issues that usually affect African American noses are unique to each individual, and Dr. Weiss is able to make the desired changes to enhance appearances without erasing the ethnic identity of the individual.
LIQUID RHINOPLASTY FOR THE EAST ASIAN NOSE:
Injectable fillers are very good at building a bridge and creating a longer appearance to the nose for many patients of Asian descent who desire not to have a surgical nose job. Those who have very low and wide nasal bridges can benefit from the placement of filler over the nasal bones and cartilage to enhance this area. The asian nose is quite different from Western noses, meaning that non-surgical rhinoplasty requires attention to detail and special skill to inject filler and achieve natural appearing results.
CORRECTIVE INJECTIONS AFTER PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY SURGERY:
Injectable fillers are frequently used to complement or enhance the results of surgical procedures. Non-surgical injections are performed to fill and smooth minor imperfections when revision rhinoplasty surgery may be considered, but not ideal.
It is important to trust a Facial Specialist with the expertise and skills needed to perform this intricate procedure. Dr. Weiss performs revision rhinoplasty and non-surgical revision rhinoplasty frequently on patients who are not happy with the results of previous surgery. Liquid rhinoplasty is ideal for patients who have had excessive reduction of the nasal bridge above the tip of the nose, a crooked nose, a bump on the bridge, or bony irregularities present after primary rhinoplasty.
Why Is It Called a “Liquid Rhinoplasty?”
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure that uses injectable fillers to reshape the nose. These fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, and can be used to correct minor irregularities or asymmetries on the nasal bridge or tip. In comparison to traditional rhinoplasty, liquid rhinoplasty is a much simpler and less invasive procedure. Dr. Sean Weiss is an experienced facial plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA, that specializes in facial plastic surgery with natural results and is highly trained in offering non-surgical treatments that complement cosmetic plastic surgery results.
What Is the Difference Between a Traditional Rhinoplasty and Liquid Rhinoplasty?
A traditional rhinoplasty requires a surgical incision and the shaping of the underlying cartilage and bone structures to improve the shape and size of your nose. Liquid rhinoplasty requires no surgery, instead using injectable fillers to reshape the nasal bridge or tip without any need for incisions. The procedure is much simpler and less invasive than a traditional rhinoplasty and involves minimal recovery time.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty?
A liquid rhinoplasty is a great option for individuals who want to improve the symmetry, shape, or size of their nose without undergoing surgery. It can also be used as a means of reducing some of the signs of aging on your face, such as the drooping nasal tip that often appears with age. Liquid rhinoplasty is not recommended for individuals with severe structural deformities.
How Can I Sleep Comfortably After a Liquid Rhinoplasty Treatment?
It is important to take special care to make sure you do not accidentally touch or press on the area being treated for several hours after the procedure. Make sure to sleep in a slightly elevated position and use extra pillows as needed for support. Avoid lying face down or sleeping flat on your back. These measures will help ensure that the injectables stay where they are needed to maintain the desired shape and contours. This should only be done for a few days until Dr. Sean Weiss advises it is safe to sleep as desired.
What Should I Avoid Doing After Obtaining a Liquid Rhinoplasty?
After receiving a liquid rhinoplasty, it is important to avoid strenuous physical activity and contact sports for several days. You should also avoid rubbing or touching the injection sites, as this may cause irritation. Additionally, you will want to follow all post-treatment advice from Dr. Sean Weiss to reduce the risk of any complications that can arise following this procedure.
How Long Does It Take To Recover Following Liquid Rhinoplasty?
The recovery period for liquid rhinoplasty is much shorter than that of a traditional rhinoplasty, and you should be able to resume most of your normal activities the same day. However, you should avoid strenuous activity or excessive bending and lifting for at least 48 hours after your procedure. It is also essential to keep your head elevated when sleeping and avoid drinking alcohol for at least a week following your treatment. This can lead to swelling and bruising at the injection site.