A surgical rhinoplasty, or better known as a ‘nose job’, is the most commonly performed procedure in the cosmetic industry. While the surgical rhinoplasty method has proven effective in reshaping noses and solving breathing problems all over the world, some patients are warry of surgery. Luckily, many nose insecurities can actually be solved without surgery. This is where a liquid rhinoplasty comes in.
What’s a liquid rhinoplasty and how is it different from a surgical rhinoplasty? In this blog, we dive deeper into the world of rhinoplasty and answer all of your questions.
Liquid rhinoplasty is an injection of liquid filler that smooths out any bumps, contours the nose, and creates symmetry. This is the same type of temporary filler that is commonly injected into cheeks for sharper cheekbones, fuller lips, enhanced jawlines, etc.
Some types of fillers include collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA), and poly-L-lactic acid. Restylane and JUVÉDERM, are both HA fillers while RADIESSE is a calcium hydroxyl-based filler used to treat deeper lines and the loss of volume. Dr. Rival can help determine the best filler for you and your desired results and to fit your budget.
Pros Of A Liquid Rhinoplasty
The procedure is super quick, about 15-20 minutes.
Results are immediate. You will go home and be able to see an instant difference in your nose.
Minimal to no downtime. This procedure is similar to Botox in that you might have some slight bruising or swelling at the injection site, but other than that there is little recovery.
No anesthesia. You will be awake and can see the results right as the filler is injected. This can help you determine whether you would like more filler or see in real time where and how it shapes your facial features.
It is temporary, unlike a rhinoplasty nose surgery. If you hate the results, no sweat. The filler will dissolve overtime, generally in about 6-12 months. If you want it dissolved sooner than that, many doctors do offer injections of hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.
Reduced cost for immediate results. Filler is a lot more affordable than a surgical procedure as a one time cost. However, it is important to factor in that you will be paying at least once a year to maintain results and this cost can accumulate overtime depending on your maintenced look.
Cons Of A Liquid Rhinoplasty
The results don’t last. You will have to continue to go in for injections to maintain your results.
Potential blood vessel blockages. If you go to a less-experienced person who injects fillers you could be at risk for blood vessel blockages. This is due to the filler being injected into the nose’s arteries. This can become dangerous as it blocks the blood supply to the nose. This is why it is so important to get these injections from a cosmetic surgery office and if possible injected by a doctor with many years of experience.
A surgical closed or open rhinoplasty, is the traditional ‘nose job’ where a plastic surgeon cuts into a patient and reshapes their nose to achieve a cosmetically desired look, can help improve their breathing, and can also correct deviated septums. Rhinoplasty surgery can improve a patient’s quality of life with improved nose functions, as well as improved confidence in their overall appearance. You can see for yourself with some rhinoplasty before and after images done at our clinic in Toronto.
Pros Of A Surgical Rhinoplasty
The results are permanent. For many rhinoplasty candidates, a liquid rhinoplasty might not solve the problem, such as the shape of the bone or breathing issues.
Multiple surgeries can happen at once. It is common for people who are getting rhinoplasty to also get a chin augmentation or another cosmetic procedure. Dr. Rival will suggest this if it will help improve a patient’s overall balance and harmony of the face.
Cons Of A Surgical Rhinoplasty
Irreversible. If you are not happy with your surgical procedure there is no going back. This is why many opt for liquid rhinoplasty to sit with the results and decide whether or not they like it before they commit to the surgery.
Procedure time. Rhinoplasty surgery can take surgeons anywhere from an hour to four hours, all depending on the individual case and all that needs to be done during the surgery.
Price. A rhinoplasty can be a few thousand dollars, so a lot more expensive than a temporary filler.
Surgical complications. This can include a bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding during surgery, an infection, or in some cases a numb nose. While all of this is super rare, they are risks that need to be considered.
Slow recovery. The recovery from a surgical rhinoplasty can take 4-6 weeks. Swelling usually takes up to a year to settle.
Get In Touch
If you’re considering a liquid rhinoplasty or a surgical rhinoplasty and would like to talk more about your options, get in touch. Dr. Rival and his talented team at the Newmarket and Central Toronto Cosmetic Surgery offices can answer all of your questions, offer their expertise, and get you booked in for a procedure. Book a consultation today.