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Feeling Nosy about Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical nose jobs are fast becoming the lunch break treatment of choice. More people are turning their noses up to cosmetic surgery and are sniffing out this non-invasive option to sort out asymmetry, bumps and more.

We’re busy and just don’t have time to be laid up for something which is more of a luxury than a necessity. The downtime after a nose job (rhinoplasty), can take up to 6 weeks and you will need repeat visits to the clinic to take out stitches and check for healing.

Conversely, a liquid nose job can be done using a variety of dermal fillers, in around 35 minutes, with 30 of those minutes spent waiting for the topical anaesthetic cream to get to work. It’s also subtle - although there can be some minor swelling and bruising, you won’t be left with two black eyes and a huge bandage over your nose…so if you don’t want to let on that you’ve had the treatment, you don’t have to.

It’s worth noting that most fillers aren’t permanent and treatments last anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the type of filler your practitioner recommends. Although this seems counterproductive, it’s a better option than having a permanent collagen filler. If you’re not keen on the overall look, you can either wait it out or ask for the filler to be dissolved.

You wouldn’t let Sarah from your hair salon extract a tooth so, as with any injectable treatment, you should look for an expert in this field and meet with them first to discuss the look you are after and whether it can be achieved. A good practitioner will tell you if you are a suitable candidate.

While there is very low risk involved with these procedures, that only applies if they are carried out by medically qualified practitioners. In the wrong hands, somebody unqualified could inject the filler into an artery in the nose, stopping the flow of blood around the nasal area and to the arteries that supply blood to the retina. Left untreated, this can lead to blindness!

Qualified medical practitioners in this field very, very rarely see this kind of complication because, not only do they know where to inject but, should the worst happen, they are able to take any necessary steps immediately.

For even more information on non-surgical rhinoplasty, take a look at our handy liquid nose job treatment guide.

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