Rhinoplasty, the surgical straightening and shaping of the nose, is the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in Australia. Injectable rhinoplasty is a modern alternative to surgery, providing excellent results without the risks associated with surgery.
As you can see from the injectable rhinoplasty before and after photos below, non-surgical rhinoplasty eliminates the bumps and variations that interfere with facial symmetry. It is even more precise than traditional surgery, and it relies on the same fillers that are time tested and proven effective at correcting facial wrinkles. When used to perform a non-surgical nose job, these fillers add shape to the nose so that it is more in harmony with the rest of the patient’s face.
What to Expect from Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Liquid rhinoplasty offers several advantages over a traditional nose job. For one, it’s a lot more affordable. It’s performed as an outpatient procedure without the need for anaesthesia. There aren’t any hospital fees or long recovery periods. People who have considered having a nose job for years but who didn’t want to undergo the surgical procedure have the option to get a nose job without surgery, a long recovery time, or worries about achieving a desirable outcome. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not considered permanent. The results last up to two years. If you decide you want more or less, a second liquid nose job is an option down the road.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
Although injectable rhinoplasty doesn’t decrease the size of your nose, it is effective at reshaping the nose of patients with:
- Flat Nasal Bridges
- Asymmetric Noses
If your nose has a downward tip, the surgeon can use liquid rhinoplasty to raise the tip. This exciting new procedure is effective at correcting a broad range of mild to moderate imperfections. If you’ve been considering a nose job but were afraid of surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty might be the ideal solution for you. If you want a more symmetrical nose that doesn’t require reducing the width or length, non-surgical rhinoplasty might provide the flawless symmetry you’ve always wanted for your face. There’s no bleeding, swelling, or risk of complications. The cost of a non-surgical nose job is much less than that of a surgical procedure, and you can usually get back to work on the same day as your procedure.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Expect to spend about an hour with Dr William Mooney for a thorough rhinoplasty consultation. We always explore both injectable and formal rhinoplasty.
You will first be greeted by Dr Mooney’s receptionists, they will ask you to fill in a form with basic details.
One of Dr Mooney’s trained nurses will begin by taking high resolution images for subsequent digital images. The nurse will also provide a pre-consultation.
This is followed by a formal consultation with Dr William Mooney.
He will assess your full medical history and a medical examination is performed.
In particular, Dr Mooney will discuss any sinonasal problems or complaints and other associated problems with nasal dysfunction such as snoring or poor sense of smell and sinusitis.
Thorough examination ensues, Dr Mooney will perform a fibreoptic nasendoscopy examination and test nasal peak inspiratory flow to thoroughly assess your nasal function
We then move onto a cosmetic assessment, using our digital photography.
We use real time high resolution imagery in both 2D and 3D to plan a new nasal contour for you.
Dr William Mooney will then discuss operative planning, risks and complications.
We always have at least two consultations before the procedure. This cooling off period is essential as this is such an important life decision. It is a healthcare stipulation for young patients but we apply to all patients.
At our subsequent rhinoplasty consult we discuss the finer details of the pre-operative treatment; what to wear, eat, think and do as your operation approaches.
You will also revisit the digitally modified images and don’t move forward until the patient and doctor are fully appraised and happy with the plan.
Following your first injectable rhinoplasty consultation, the wait period for injectable rhinoplasty is between two to four weeks.
Injectable rhinoplasty is not painful procedure.
We have a wonderful component to the consultation, “try before you buy”! Dr Mooney will inject the nose with a saline solution, which is safe way to show the patient what formal injectable rhinoplasty will be like.
It allows the patient to touch and feel their nose, look at it from multiple angles and take photos.
Following the saline solution, the patient will have one of three options: do nothing, opt for formal rhinoplasty or move forward with injectable rhinoplasty.
The patient will return for a subsequent procedure day and takes up to 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Injectable rhinoplasty takes up to 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Sometimes bruising can ensue but it is fairly rare.
Time off is not required. Patients will be able to return to work immediately following the procedure.
Yes, Dr Mooney performs the injectable rhinoplasty procedure in clinic.
Injectable rhinoplasty can be performed as standalone procedure or as an adjunct to formal surgery. Dr Mooney has been using this technique since the advent of fillers in cosmetic use in 2002.
It is a very safe procedure; the greatest risk is a very rare vascular occlusion. Dr Mooney has not seen this but is prepared for its occurrence and will treat appropriately.
There is and Dr Mooney offers both options. We usually suggest patients begin with a semi-permanent because this is easily reversible and we like patients to be sure before they proceed with anything permanent.
Everybody metabolises hyaluronic acid’s at a different speed. Typically, we tell patients it lasts about a year. But things such as smoking, hyperthyroidism, heavy exercise and “high energy” individuals tend to metabolise it faster.
Permanent filler is not reversible and as its name states, permanent.
Everybody is different, we make this decision based on the volume to be filled and the skin type of the patient.
Typically, Dr Mooney will ask international patients to stay in Sydney for a few days following the injectable rhinoplasty procedure.
Typically, Dr Mooney will ask our interstate patients to stay in Sydney for a day following the injectable rhinoplasty procedure.
Injectable rhinoplasty is a purely cosmetic procedure and cannot be claimed via Medicare or a Private Health Fund.
Results are immediate but minor swelling and bruising may remain for a few days.
Injectable rhinoplasty should not deter you from exercising for more than one day.
There are semi-permanent and permanent options for injectable rhinoplasty.