Non-surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose job is one of the 3 types of rhinoplasties that can be an alternative to the usual surgical nose job. Dermal fillers are used in non-surgical rhinoplasty, instead of inserting actual implants to the nose to make the nose look better. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t provide permanent effects, unlike surgical rhinoplasty. Dermal fillers are only injected in certain areas of the patient’s nose to help in filling certain areas in nose to make improve the nose’s physical appearance. However, not all patients who wish to undergo non-surgical rhinoplasty are perfect candidates for the said procedure.
Who are Perfect Candidates for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Patients who just had a surgical rhinoplasty (closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty) have an option not to go under the knife again if they are not satisfied with the results. They can get a touch up through injecting dermal fillers, even if that certain patient had his or her surgical rhinoplasty performed by another surgeon. Aside from unsatisfied patients after getting a surgical rhinoplasty, here are other factors that can make a person a perfect candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty.
- Twisted or unbalanced nose feature
- Grooves on the nose
- Flat nose bridges
- Nose Bumps
- Nasal tip drooping
For those patients who have deviated septum and wish to get it corrected while getting a rhinoplasty, non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t correct a deviated septum.
Liquid Silicone Dermal Filler for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
As mentioned earlier, non-surgical rhinoplasty involves injection of various dermal fillers. There are actually several different dermal fillers that can be used in non-surgical rhinoplasty including, Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dermal Filler, Calcium Hydroxylapatite-Based Dermal Filler, Artefill Dermal Filler, and Liquid Silicone. The safetiness of liquid silicone dermal filler to patients during non-surgical rhinoplasty is not completely known. In fact, in the United States, the use of liquid silicone in non-surgical rhinoplasty and other cosmetic facial injections is not FDA-approved. It is considered to be an off-label use if liquid silicone is the dermal filler used in any cosmetic facial injections.
Risks of Liquid Silicone
Just by knowing that the use of liquid silicone in any cosmetic facial injections, including non-surgical rhinoplasty, is not FDA-approved, then there should be a great risk of complications that can arise from the use of liquid silicone. It has been proven in studies that liquid silicone can cause damages to the vascular tissue and it can also cause localized inflammation in the injection site, which can possibly increase pressure on nearby nerves that can possibly alter the area’s sensation and facial muscle movements.