Instant Nose Lift: Is It Any Good?
Non-invasive rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure in which injectable nose fillers are used to shape and alter a person’s nose without surgery. The procedure fills depressed areas on the nose with nose fillers, thus smoothing the appearance of bumps on the nose bridge or lifting the angle of the tip. Nose fillers injection is an augmentation procedure, so it cannot trim down the size of the patient’s nose, although it can make the nose look smaller by making it appear straighter. It is usually used to improve the definition and height of the nasal bridge, as well as augmenting other defined areas of the nose.
What are Nose Fillers Made With?
There are a variety of FDA approved nose fillers that each aesthetic clinic in Singapore use. One of the most common, however, is hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin hydrated and plump. HA fillers are typically gel-like and soft. The results with hyaluronic acid, however, are temporary, lasting about a year or longer before the body naturally and gradually absorbs the particles. Most Hyaluronic acid nose fillers are infused with lidocaine to help reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
Choosing the Best Provider
When choosing an aesthetic clinic for injectable treatments, give your decision the same level of scrutiny and care that you would for a surgical procedure. Non-invasive nose filler treatment is still a medical procedure that requires specific and meticulous training, knowledge and skill to ensure natural-looking results and most importantly, safety. Choose an aesthetic clinic, like VIDASKIN, with a broad knowledge of facial and skin anatomy, a surgeon’s skill and precision , and a well-developed aesthetic eye.
Whomever you choose, make it a point to check if your provider has a proven background in cosmetic medicine as well as significant experience and training in performing filler injections. Check out the before & after photos of a potential provider’s previous patients. If a registered nurse or physician’s assistant will be performing your nose filler injections, that person should be working closely under the supervision of a board certified cosmetic surgeon.
What to Expect
Nose filler injections are non-invasive and typically completed with zero to minimal downtime. Your initial treatment will start with a consultation, during which you will coordinate with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns.
During your consultation, your provider will assess your area of concern and review your medical history. While the risks linked with dermal fillers are minimal, you need to disclose your medical history before the treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results. For example, you need to tell your cosmetic surgeon if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen) or blood thinners, as these increase the likelihood of bruising.
The cosmetic surgeon uses a sterile syringe, prepackaged with filler and a hypodermic needle to inject the filler under the nasal skin, most commonly in the deep subcutaneous tissues, immediately above the periosteum.
The procedure for injecting and setting the soft-tissue filler typically take 10 to 30 minutes to perform in the cosmetic surgeon’s consultation room, after an initial 15 minutes of numbing. After the procedure, the client can typically resume normal activities immediately.