Rhinoplasty vs. Non-Surgical Nose Job
Many patients come to Jefferson Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, PA for rhinoplasty (nose job), a nasal reshaping procedure. Our cosmetic surgeons carefully tailor the procedure to the needs of the patient, putting an emphasis on facial balance and symmetry.
While the traditional rhinoplasty remains popular, many people have come to the practice to ask about non-surgical alternative to the nose job. There is, in fact, a non-surgical form of rhinoplasty out there. Let’s go over the basics of each procedure and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each.
About Traditional Rhinoplasty
The traditional rhinoplasty is an ideal way to reshape the bridge and tip of the nose as well as the nostrils. Whether a closed rhinoplasty (incisions made inside the nostrils) or an open rhinoplasty (incision along the columella between the nostrils), cosmetic surgeons can revise the overall appearance of the nose in subtle and dramatic ways.
According to numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty was the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure in 2018. We hope to have 2019 statistics from the ASPS in the coming weeks, which we’ll share on this blog.
About Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
The non-surgical nose job refers to the use of cosmetic injectables to reshape a person’s nose. Typically, hyaluronic dermal fillers such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM™ are used for this process. Sometimes BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are incorporated into the treatment if a patient has issues with pronounced wrinkling around the nose.
Thanks to these cosmetic injectables, patients are able to experience the benefits of a rhinoplasty without undergoing a surgical procedure.
The Pros and Cons of Traditional Rhinoplasty
The primary advantage of undergoing a traditional rhinoplasty is the results are permanent. Rhinoplasty has a long record of safety and effectiveness, and patients who undergo the nasal reshaping surgery at our practice are pleased with the results.
The primary disadvantage of a traditional nose job is the common risks of any surgical procedure. Patients may not want to undergo a full surgery to reshape and enhance the appearance of their nose. Surgery is also more expensive than the non-surgical alternative for nasal reshaping.
The Pros and Cons of a Non-Surgical Nose Job
The primary advantage of the non-surgical nose job is that it costs less than a rhinoplasty. There is no downtime from a non-surgical nose job, which means no time off work to heal from post-op side effects. You can return to work the day after a non-surgical nose job and resume normal activities.
The primary disadvantage of a non-surgical nose job is that the results are only temporary. After several months, the dermal fillers and BOTOX solutions will have been absorbed by the body, and the cosmetic results will no longer be apparent. Repeat treatment is necessary for continued cosmetic benefits.
Which Type of Nose Job Is Right for Me?
Each patient is different, and we try to help everyone who comes to our practice achieve their goals. If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty in its numerous forms and what may be the ideal procedure for you, be sure to contact our board-certified plastic surgeons. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.