The Advantages and Disadvantages of Liquid Rhinoplasty
Over the past decade, the plastic surgery field has experienced rising demands for both minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. More and more patients, especially men, favor these less invasive procedures, as they offer quick, effective, affordable and painless treatment with very little downtime. The latest non-surgical option in rhinoplasty techniques today is injectable rhinoplasty, or what many surgeons and patients are referring to as liquid rhinoplasty. The most common injectable fillers used for this procedure are hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane, as well as Radiesse. Liquid rhinoplasty may be the ideal treatment option for those seeking nasal enhancement without having to endure the risks and downtime involved with traditional rhinoplasty surgery.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Advantages
- Safe, effective, low-risk, non-surgical procedure.
- No anesthesia necessary; therefore, no anesthesia-related complications. A numbing medication can be applied, if patient desires.
- Injectable dermal fillers are easy to mold and shape.
- Can improve the shape, size, position and/or projection of the nasal tip.
- Can camouflage a crooked nose, a small bridge, a dorsal hump, and/or sharp angles to achieve attractive nasal symmetry.
- Excellent in smoothing out minor depressions and irregularities.
- Quick fifteen- to thirty-minute in-office procedure with minimal discomfort.
- Immediate results with little to no downtime. Bruising is rare, and patients can still return to work immediately following treatment.
- Can correct undesirable aesthetic outcome or irregularities from a previous surgical rhinoplasty
- Most of the commonly used dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, can be dissolved within 24 hours using an enzyme injection, if the patient is dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome.
- The cost of liquid rhinoplasty is relatively affordable, ranging between $650 to $ 1200 on average per treatment.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Disadvantages
- Cannot treat patients seeking nasal augmentation.
- Temporary benefit – depending on the injectable filler used, results typically last up to six months to one year. However, studies have shown that Radiesse can last as long as two years before being reabsorbed by the body, but the disadvantage is that the patient does not have the option, like with Juvederm or Restylane, to dissolve Radiesse if the aesthetic result is unsatisfactory.
- While liquid rhinoplasty can create the illusion of a smaller nose, it does not truly make the nose smaller, or remove a bony hump.
- Although rare, skin necrosis can occur if the needle is accidentally injected into a blood vessel.
- The presence of fillers may make future surgical rhinoplasty more complicated.
The best way to determine candidacy for liquid rhinoplasty is by consulting with a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon. Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is New York’s rhinoplasty expert, providing artistic and natural results in both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Rubinstein is devoted to his craft and takes great pride in helping his patients achieve their cosmetic goals. His extensive training, experience and commitment ensure the highest standards in patient safety and satisfaction.
Dr. Rubinstein’s practice is located in Newburgh, New York, but he services patients of Middletown, New Paltz, Manhattan and the entire Hudson River Valley, including the Poughkeepsie area. To learn more about liquid rhinoplasty in New York, please visit our Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty page or to schedule a private consultation, please contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC • 200 Stony Brook Ct #2 Newburgh, NY 12550 • 845-863-1772