What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?


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A non-surgical rhinoplasty, or nose job, involves fillers that even out bumps, crookedness and drooping tips, according to Dr. Alexander Rivkin of Westside Aesthetics. Substances such as Radiesse, Restylane and Artefill are injected into depressions and sharp angles to straighten noses. Radiesse and Restylane last about eight to 10 months, while Artefill is a more permanent solution.

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Westside Aesthetics explains that a non-surgical rhinoplasty takes 15 to 30 minutes to perform. A topical anesthetic numbs the nose. Fillers injected into the nose alter the size of the tip and change the angles of the nose to make it appear smaller and more symmetrical. Patients remain awake during the procedure and can see the changes as they occur.

Radiesse is made of calcium and cellulose, and the substance mimics those minerals found in bone, according to the New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. Artefill is a collagen compound composed of methyl methacrylate, a non-reactive plastic substance used for many years in plastic surgery, according to Westside Aesthetics.

The New York Center explains that non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures do not make the nose smaller. Instead, fillers add bulk to the bridge to make the nose straighter. Fillers even out bumps, indentations and irregularities in the nose. The only way to remove the excess bridge is to have surgery.

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