Some people strive for perfection, whether in work, relationships, education, or looks. Now, more than ever, the Internet gives us the ability to peek into others’ lives – at both positive and negative aspects. We can check out our friends’ vacation photos, new homes, and latest ventures, all while scanning our favorite beauty magazines and streaming movies. This all-access pass leads many to compare themselves to their inner circles and to the celebrities that influence them most. It’s almost normal to strive for more when you see the others’ around you do so on a consistent basis – at least through a touch screen.
According to research findings on personal appearance, at least 80 percent of women who look at themselves in the mirror are unhappy with what they see (i). Of all the facial features to dislike, the nose ranks among the most common. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported 221,053 rhinoplasty procedures performed in 2013 alone (ii). These procedures are costly, averaging around $4,694, depending on your surgeon and the intensiveness of the surgery. This cost does not even include anesthesia, a necessary medicine for such an invasive process (iii).
Non-Surgical Nose Contouring
Fortunately, options are available for individuals who don’t want to risk poor rhinoplasty results or spend thousands on a new nose. Dermal fillers and injectables offer a safe and minimally invasive procedure many physicians recommend to patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their noses. These “non-surgical nose jobs” are an excellent alternative to rhinoplasty for individuals wanting to avoid invasive surgery with potentially disappointing results.
Juvéderm™ for Nose Contouring
Juvéderm is a dermal filler most commonly used to provide a youthful look on the face, neck, and chest area. Juvederm Injectable Gel is safe and effective, allowing cosmetic dermatologists to target sites with facial wrinkles and folds without creating an over-exaggerated look.
Through a lesser-known procedure, patients can have their noses reshaped through Juvéderm injections. The results last 9 to 12 months*, depending on how fast your body metabolizes the gel. To maintain your desired shape, you will need to have your nose re-contoured after the results wear off.
Restylane® for Nose Contouring
Restylane is a dermal filled made of hyaluronic acid that restores volume to sagging skin. The product is FDA-approved, allowing patients to feel safe about the ingredients entering their body. Restylane is most commonly used in procedures like facial and nose contouring, neck rejuvenation, cheek augmentation, chest rejuvenation, and ear lobe rejuvenation.
The use of Restylane (and Juvéderm) in nose contouring can fill in shadow defects, straighten a crooked nose, fill indentations, and smooth out humps. It’s also used to treat “hook noses” to create a softer, more desirable shape. Restylane lasts about a year before results begin to fade.
Silikon 1000™: An Alternative to Dermal Fillers
Although not a dermal filler, Silikon 1000 can be used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds—the lines that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Silikon 1000 is FDA-approved for certain uses like retinal detachment, but it is commonly applied as an injectable filler. For over 30 years, cosmetic dermatologists have used Silikon 1000 to produce long-lasting results boasting minimal side effects. Because the active ingredients in Silikon 1000 boost collagen production, results can be seen directly following treatment.
Learn More About Non-Surgical Nose Correction in Miami
If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose, but prefer to avoid a surgical procedure, contact Dr. Busso or book your appointment online. As a recognized leader in the field of dermal fillers, Dr. Busso is highly experienced with contouring through injectables; he can help you get the appearance you desire without cutting, breaking bones, or removing pieces of your nasal cavity.