Liquid rhinoplasty, or nonsurgical rhinoplasty, is the injection of dermal fillers into the nose to alter its shape. It’s ideal for patients with isolated aesthetic defects of the nose, such as dorsal humps or asymmetries.
Here at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, we offer first-rate liquid rhinoplasties from our team of experts. We pride ourselves on providing the best cosmetic results possible for our patients. For more information, call us at (859) 276-3883 or fill out this form.
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- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About Liquid Rhinoplasty
- 3 Benefits of Liquid Rhinoplasty
- 4 Who is a Candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty?
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure
- 8 Recovery & Results
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 How Much Does Liquid Rhinoplasty Cost in Lexington?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
About Liquid Rhinoplasty
Small changes in the nose’s size and shape can have drastic effects on one’s appearance. Because of this, rhinoplasty, or the nose job, is an incredibly popular cosmetic surgery. But with a nose job comes high costs and inconvenient downtime for recovery. Luckily, liquid rhinoplasty is available at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington.
Liquid rhinoplasty involves a provider injecting a dermal filler into the nose to enhance its shape. The added volume from the dermal filler precisely builds upon the natural size and shape of the nose. Changing the shape of the nose by adjusting its volume can enhance its aesthetic and improve facial proportions.
Who is a Liquid Rhinoplasty For?
This treatment is great for patients with small asymmetries on their nose. It can reduce the visual impression of dorsal humps and drooping nasal tips. It can also be used to maintain the results of a past rhinoplasty. (1)
Because the results are temporary, patients can use a liquid rhinoplasty to “test out” whether they want to receive more major surgery. It is important to note that during this procedure, we are injecting filler, so we are adding volume. Therefore, it is not a good option for those patients whose nose could benefit from a size reduction.
Benefits of Liquid Rhinoplasty
There are numerous benefits to receiving a liquid rhinoplasty at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington.
- Treatment time is about fifteen minutes. This is much shorter than the several hours it takes to undergo traditional rhinoplasty.
- The results of the procedure are immediately visible. There is little to no downtime required for recovery, and you can resume everyday activity right away.
- Anesthesia is not required. You will be awake and alert throughout the procedure, and you will not have to recover from any disorienting effects.
- It is not permanent. If you don’t like the results, they will fade over time. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, there are even remedies that can immediately reduce the added volume.
Liquid rhinoplasty has several particular cosmetic benefits, as well. It can help you achieve your beauty goals if you want to:
- Smoothen bumps on your nose
- Enlarge the tip of your nose for a more pronounced look
- Add volume to any part of your nose to improve its proportions
- Upturn the tip of your nose
Who is a Candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty?
This procedure is an effective option for those who want quick results, are looking for a more cost-effective alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, or cannot take much time off work. (2) If you want to feel more confident about your appearance without undergoing the hassle of invasive surgery, liquid rhinoplasty could be right for you. To be eligible for this treatment, you should not want to reduce the size of your nose. This procedure adds volume to your nose in the pursuit of improving its shape.
If you think you are a good candidate for liquid rhinoplasty, we can discuss options at your consultation.
At your consultation, we will provide you with everything you need to know about liquid rhinoplasty. We will review your medical history and perform any tests we see fit to determine your eligibility for this procedure. We will examine your nose and determine whether or not the injection of dermal fillers can help to enhance your appearance. We can discuss your beauty goals and let you know what is possible and what to expect from this treatment.
With the information we gather at your consultation, we can create a personalized treatment plan for you and let you know what to expect moving forward. To schedule your consultation, call us at (859) 276-3883 or contact us directly on our website.
We will provide you with specific instructions on how to best prepare for your liquid rhinoplasty. Different types of dermal filler are used for liquid rhinoplasties, and each one comes with specific steps for preparation. We may ask that you stop or start taking certain medications. More generally, you should avoid taking blood-thinning medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E for at least one week before your treatment. Having blood that is thinner than normal during and after surgery can lead to complications and disrupt recovery. You can, however, take vitamin K supplements beforehand, as this will help your body avoid bruising from your treatment.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure
Liquid rhinoplasty treatment is a simple and easy outpatient procedure that only takes around fifteen minutes to complete. To begin, your provider will apply a topical numbing agent to your nose. This is simply to reduce discomfort from the needles upon injection. When you are properly numb, your provider will inject the dermal filler in precise locations, reshaping your nose based on a predetermined aesthetic goal. You might feel a slight pressure or pinching sensation, though discomfort will be minimal. When they are finished injecting the filler, the procedure will be over.
Recovery & Results
After your liquid rhinoplasty procedure, you may experience some redness, bruising, and swelling on your nose. After an hour or two, these symptoms should mostly go away. Most patients can return to work and everyday activities immediately. Patients love that this treatment offers such great benefits while requiring so little downtime.
The swelling that occurs directly after the liquid rhinoplasty procedure should not last for more than a couple of hours. Once it has gone down, you will be able to see most of the results of your treatment. After a week, when bruising and swelling have gone down completely, your results will be completely visible. The shape of your nose will be subtly improved, which will have positive effects on your facial beauty and your self-confidence. Your results can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on which type of dermal filler we use. Regardless, liquid rhinoplasties are not permanent. You can receive as many liquid rhinoplasties as you’d like- just talk with your provider about how long you should wait in between treatments.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Here at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, we offer treatments that can correspond with and complement your liquid rhinoplasty.
Dermal Fillers & Injectables
Fillers and injectables are cosmetic treatments that can add volume to the face to improve its contours and enhance its beauty. They can also help address the effects of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. In combination with a liquid rhinoplasty, dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, or injectables such as Botox can further enhance your beauty!
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) is both a functional and cosmetic procedure that can improve nasal breathing as well as resize and reshape your nose. It involves a surgeon restructuring the inside of the nose and removing excess skin and tissue to enhance its functionality and shape. This procedure can improve a patient’s ability to breathe, as well as address asymmetry and other undesirable aesthetic features.
This treatment is much more intensive than a liquid rhinoplasty, but it can deliver more drastic, more permanent results. If you feel that your liquid rhinoplasty could not fulfill your beauty goals, a proper rhinoplasty could be the right next move.
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How Much Does Liquid Rhinoplasty Cost in Lexington?
We will determine the price of your liquid rhinoplasty at your consultation. To find out more about liquid rhinoplasty at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, and to schedule your one-on-one meeting call us at (859) 276-3883 or contact us online.
How does liquid rhinoplasty work?
Liquid rhinoplasty involves injecting a dermal filler into parts of the nose to add volume to particular areas. This added volume changes the shape of the nose, improving its proportionality and enhancing its appearance. This change helps to improve symmetry and balance, as well as better harmonizing the nose with the overall structure of the face.
Are the results of liquid rhinoplasty permanent?
Liquid rhinoplasty does not offer permanent results. The dermal filler eventually dissolves naturally into the body after some time. Because of this, liquid rhinoplasty is less of a cosmetic undertaking for the patient. It is a great treatment for someone who is curious about rhinoplasty surgery but wants to try something with less commitment first.
Can I receive rhinoplasty surgery after a liquid rhinoplasty?
Yes, it is safe and possible to receive rhinoplasty surgery after a liquid rhinoplasty. The fillers used in liquid rhinoplasty dissolve naturally, and will not interfere with the efficacy of a future rhinoplasty surgery.
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- Hall SC, Kontis TC. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Published online July 2, 2023. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/wjo2.104