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  • Writer's pictureNicola McCreary

Your questions about Non Surgical Rhinoplasty answered by Dr Dave....

(All "quotes" are from very happy patients!)

Why chose liquid / Non Surgical Rhinoplasty over Surgical Rhinoplasty?

There are many reasons for doing so.

The quoted dissatisfaction rate for Surgical Rhinoplasty is as high as 25%. Many of us know people who've had this surgical procedure only to be underwhelmed or unhappy with the results despite spending up to £8000. Surgical Rhinoplasty is a highly involved, complex operation requiring a general anaesthetic, often a hospital stay and serious “downtime”. This duration of downtime (the time following surgery where the patient is so significantly bruised or swollen that makes functioning as normal i.e. going back to work difficult) is in the region of several weeks.

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty on the other hand is quick, often with little swelling or bruising. The results are tailored to your specifications and can be reversed if you aren’t happy with the final result though we have excellent satisfaction rates for this procedure.

What are the risks?

The procedure is considered very safe given the number of procedures that are carried out every day relative to the number of reported complications. Potentially there are one or two important complications to be aware of which I will discuss fully during your consultation.

Although very rare, with an incidence of <0.05% (or 1 in 2000 per procedure) vascular occlusion is an important complication to be aware of. This occurs when filler enters a blood vessel. The utmost care is taken during injection and throughout the procedure in order to ensure that this risk is kept to an absolute minimum. Your skin is closely monitored during and after the procedure and there are often obvious signs such as changes in skin colour to indicate blood flow abnormalities.

What’s involved in the process?

I will work with you during the consultation to really understand your individual concerns about the appearance of your nose. This could be disliking your side profile due to a “bump” (prominent or exaggerated dorsal hump) or that it appears too bony or not symmetrical from the front or even nostrils that look too big relative to the shape of your face. We would then discuss which elements of the Non Surgical Rhinoplasty would be most suitable for your nose and which would have the greatest impact. During the procedure tiny increments of filler are placed during each injection. Your nose is being continually assessed in order to ultimately produce a nose that you will "fall in love with".

How much does it cost?


What can be achieved? Can my nose be made to look thinner?

The procedure has been described by “truly amazing” by our patients and can offer a range of results based on your individual nose goal. The nose can be made to look smaller through clever placement of product to essentially raise the facial plane when looking from the side. This can make a larger nose seem smaller. Noses can be made to look streamlined and slimmer or scooped noses can be enhanced to harmonise the profile. Asymmetry can quite easily be addressed by placing filler in a way so that it catches the the light evenly, giving you a nose that you “can't stop staring at.”

What about the tip? Can it be up turned a little/shaped down a little?

Yes. If you are concerned about a tip that overhangs slightly or that looks square or even has a central groove which some noses do, filler can be placed here to smooth out such imperfections. This is one of the most impressive results that can be obtained.

What else do I need to know?

As someone who has had this treatment himself I was fairly sceptical about how good the results could be. I didn’t think that a 30 minute treatment would be able to provide such a huge amount of happiness. I was so wrong! My advice would be that if you are considering this treatment get in touch and see what the Saltwell clinic can do for you.

Best wishes,

Dr Dave

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