Rhinoplasty vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Your nose shape, size, and projection dramatically impact your facial appearance and naturally draw attention. When the nose is undesirably prominent, you might consider a surgical procedure to reshape the nose for a more appealing and balanced facial profile.
Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Saigal’s most commonly performed facial cosmetic procedures because it adjusts the nose to blend harmoniously with the rest of the face. However, a new “nose job” type has gained popularity: non-surgical rhinoplasty. This method uses dermal fillers to alter the shape of the nose and address minor flaws.
But which is right for you, traditional rhinoplasty or nonsurgical rhinoplasty? The answer largely depends on your aesthetic goals and the extent to which you want to change your facial appearance.
Rhinoplasty is Best for Dramatic Nose Reshaping
As one of the more complex facial surgeries, rhinoplasty requires considerable artistry and delicacy to enhance the other facial features while appearing entirely natural. A poorly-performed rhinoplasty could require a revision rhinoplasty to correct the nose's appearance. Remember that a nose job can improve your looks, but it cannot and should not make you look like a different person.
The benefits of rhinoplasty with Dr. Saigal include the following:
- Improved satisfaction with your appearance
- A nose that is more suited to your face
- Improved breathing and nasal function
- Refinement of the bridge, tip, or nostrils
- Minimal scarring
- Reduced downtime
- A more youthful aesthetic
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is Best for Subtle Cosmetic Flaws
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or liquid rhinoplasty, is performed in our office using injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. Because the results diminish as the filler is slowly absorbed by the body, maintaining them will require further injections when the effect fades. Results last between six months and two years, but some patients found that they didn’t require follow-up treatment after 24 months.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a fast and easy procedure, requiring approximately half an hour, but it doesn’t produce results for structural severe or cosmetic issues. Liquid rhinoplasty can build up the bridge and radix of your nose, correct asymmetries along the nose, or improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty.
Nonsurgical fillers can address subtle but bothersome cosmetic flaws such as:
- Minor bump on the nose bridge
- “Ski-jump” nose profile
- A flatter nose profile
- A minor droop on the nose tip
- Sharply angled nose structure
Saigal Facial Plastic Surgery Can Help You Decide Between Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
While liquid rhinoplasty is not as permanent and effective as surgical rhinoplasty, it is a safe and efficient temporary option to improve nasal appearance without surgery. Surgical rhinoplasty is the best option to improve your breathing or change bony or cartilaginous anatomy. Either procedure must be performed by a specialist who is an expert in pairing shape and function for natural nasal surgery results.
Dr. Saigal has earned his reputation for delivering customized results that accurately reflect the changes his patients' request. He does not insert his opinion of what is aesthetically pleasing; instead, he listens carefully until he fully understands what the patient wants to achieve for their appearance. For this reason, this patient-centric approach has produced outstanding outcomes for the Orlando community, and Dr. Saigal remains among the most trusted and well-loved authorities in his field.