The Fifteen Minute Nose Job
For those who wish to have the aesthetic benefits of a nose job (rhinoplasty) without many of the complications and risks associated with surgery, there are options. Primary among these is the 15-minute nose job, otherwise known as non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive procedure that contours and augments the nose using injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Radiesse. Your doctor at Clinic 360 in Toronto will strategically place these dermal fillers in the depressions of the nose to better contour it while camouflaging imperfections. If you are unhappy with your nose but uncomfortable with the idea of surgery, have had a previous botched rhinoplasty procedure that needs revision, cannot afford a surgical nose job, or are unsure if you want to make a permanent alteration to your appearance, the 15-minute nose job is a viable and appealing alternative.
What Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Can Do for You?
Particularly given the nose’s central position as an anchor-feature of the face, non-surgical rhinoplasty offers the opportunity to even out irregularities and make it more proportional to the rest of your visage. Beyond this, dermal filler injections can also:
- Lift a droopy or small tip of the nose
- Even out any bumps you may have in the bridge
- Correct a flat bridge
- Improve breathing function
15-Minute Nose Job Procedure Advantages
Unfortunately, more heavy-duty corrections such as slimming a fleshy nose or tapering a bulbous tip may require surgery, as non-surgical rhinoplasty could only mask these issues at best. Also, it should be understood that 15-minute nose jobs are not permanent. At Clinic 360, we primarily use Juvederm -a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler- that lasts between 6 months to a year. The advantages, however, include the fact that it can be easily touched up and reversed if desired. Moreover, the procedure is extremely fast, and much less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty. Changes to the nose should be immediately apparent.
Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Right for You?
Prior to your 15-minute nose job procedure, you should visit Clinic 360 in Toronto for a complimentary consultation. At this time, you can inform your doctors or nurse of your expectations for the treatment. They will then assess you to ensure that this is the right procedure for you. An ideal patient is of overall good health, does not require heavy changes or revision work to be done to the nose, and has realistic expectations for the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure. Remember, no matter how successful the treatment, you will still be you and look like you after the fact.
You should also inform your doctor at Clinic 360 in Toronto of any allergies, previous cosmetic procedures, and your medical history during your complimentary consultation in order to help avoid certain risks of complications both during and after your 15-minute nose job procedure.
15-Minute Nose Job Procedure
On the day of your 15-minute nose job at Clinic 360 in Toronto, the first step your doctor will take is applying a topical numbing agent for 20 to 30 minutes. Alternatively, they may also decide to use a local anaesthetic such as lidocaine. Following this, a fine needle will deliver the dermal filler into the targeted areas of the nose. The injection will be placed below the skin, generally in the deep subcutaneous tissues. Overall, the injection process should take less than 15 minutes (hence the procedure’s name) with immediately visible results.
Risks & Complications
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks associated with non-surgical rhinoplasty. As a precautionary measure, it is best to stop smoking and taking Aspirin-based painkillers for the 2 weeks leading up to and following treatment. This inhibits blood flow and clotting, slowing down the overall healing process. Risks associated with 15-minute nose jobs include:
- Asymmetric results
- Bumpy dermal filler
- Allergic reaction to anaesthetic
Luckily, because the procedure is non-invasive, there is minimal bruising and swelling. Also, any imperfect or asymmetric results can be easily modified with additional filler. Alternately, hyaluronic acid can be entirely removed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Finally, it is of paramount importance that you are thorough and honest in your disclosures of your medical history, allergies, previous cosmetic procedures, and expectations during your complimentary consultation at Clinic 360. This will help avoid many unnecessary complications.
Non-Surgical Nose Job Recovery
You can return home immediately following your 15-minute nose job procedure though if you received local anaesthetic during the procedure, you should arrange for somebody to drive you. Otherwise, downtime is minimal and you should be able to return to normal activities within the first day or two. It is best to avoid heavy alcohol consumption, sunlight, and strenuous or potentially damaging activities for the first 2 weeks following your non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment.
Cost & Financing
Unless it is part of a reconstructive process, most health insurance providers will not cover your 15-minute nose job procedure. This is because it is considered an elective cosmetic treatment. However, non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures are significantly less expensive than their surgical counterparts. If you are unable to pay up front with cash, debit, or credit, Clinic 360 in Toronto can arrange a financing plan for you.