I am interested in changing the appearance of my nose. I do not want surgery, but I read about using non invasive injections to change the nose. Do you recomend injections over surgery?Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
There are a few circumstances where injectable fillers can be used in the nose. This includes building up the bridge of the nose, smoothing out an irregularity in the nose, or increasing the projection of the tip.
In people with a low bridge, either naturally or due to over aggressive surgical reduction, fillers can be used to build up the bridge again. This is a good option for people who do not want to undergo another surgery, and who don't mind coming in every 9-12 months for touch ups.
In people with an irregularity, again either naturally occurring, due to trauma, or due to surgery, fillers can be used to smooth out and camouflage these irregularities.
It is also possible to get some tip projection using fillers as well.
As for the type of filler to use, I like to use either restylane, or juvederm as the initial injection. This is because these fillers can be dissolved in the event that you don't like the results of the injection. Hopefully this will not happen, but it is nice to have the built in safety of knowing the filler can be dissolved. In patients who have been happy with an injectable filler in the nose in the past, radiesse can be used to give a longer lasting correction.
I will go over all of your options with you during the consultation, which will include both surgical and non surgical options to address your issues. There are pros and cons to all interventions and we will go over all of them.