Is there a non-surgical alternative to a rhinoplasty procedure?

In recent years, the scope of what can be achieved with non-surgical procedures has been greatly expanded and now many aesthetic clinics claim they can provide a cosmetic or non-surgical alternative to conventional plastic surgery procedures, such as the facelift or, even, the rhinoplasty.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty

A non-surgical rhinoplasty commonly involves the injection of temporary dermal fillers to address a number of problems in the physical appearance of the nose. It can correct slight deviations in the straight line of the bridge, fill in lumps or disguise moderate bumps or crooks in the nose. Dermal fillers can also be used to build up or define the nose tip.

Therefore, it is a highly safe and non-invasive procedure and the results are instantaneous with no downtime or healing. And, if you don’t like the results, they are only temporary and can even be reversed if necessary.

Benefits of a surgical rhinoplasty

A non-surgical rhinoplasty can tackle a number of concerns, but it is not possible to achieve the changes that can be wrought with a surgical rhinoplasty. Also the results will only be temporary – generally lasting nine months to a year although every patient responds differently – so you will require many repeat treatments to maintain results.

A surgical rhinoplasty is a very popular, highly effective procedure, but any surgical operation performed under a general anaesthetic comes with a number of potential complications.

Probably the most overriding concern is that the results won’t be what you were hoping to achieve. The nose is the dominant facial feature so any changes will have a profound impact on your facial appearance. For this reason, Buckinghamshire plastic surgeon Mr Sudip Ghosh offers a full and comprehensive rhinoplasty consultation to ensure that the patient has realistic expectations and is fully informed about potential risks and what to expect from surgery.