The Truth About Liquid Rhinoplasty
We’ve all seen the social media posts about “liquid nose job” procedures that many claim are a quick and painless alternative to surgery – BUT, is this really the case? Will the liquid rhinoplasty soon become the go-to procedure for nose reshaping? Well.. the short answer is no.
The truth is that a liquid rhinoplasty isn’t actually rhinoplasty at all. Instead, the procedure is completely non-surgical and involves injecting dermal filler into the nose. While it can be the perfect option for some, filler can only be used to correct a handful of nose concerns, leaving a small category of patients as good candidates for the procedure!
So what concerns can a liquid rhinoplasty address?
- A dorsal hump
- Minor asymmetries/irregularities
- An unrefined nasal tip
It is very important that you understand what a liquid rhinoplasty can and cannot achieve before choosing the procedure. It’s just as important to discuss risks with your provider-although non-invasive, this is not a treatment to be taken lightly! Even those considered an ideal candidate for a liquid rhinoplasty must be fully aware of the serious risks involved. Minimize these risks by choosing your injector carefully.
What are some of the rare, but possible risks?
- Necrosis (skin death)
There are risks to any procedure, but those associated with liquid rhinoplasty are especially serious due to the complicated vascularity of the nose. Therefore, it is important to note that while going the non-surgical route with your rhinoplasty may result in less downtime, it isn’t necessarily the safer option. While there are many reasons to choose a liquid nose job, the surgical rhinoplasty remains the gold-standard in nasal reshaping due to it’s trusted technique and long-term, dramatic results!