When getting the nose cosmetically enhanced, there are two things patients want to achieve: Its for the result to look as if no work has been done, but also enough to also rake in positive comments.
To achieve this effect, there are two possible methods available, either through a non-surgical nose job with the use of dermal fillers or the more permanent rhinoplasty. Both are expected to change your nose into one that’s ideal for your face, but there are things you have to consider to know which one is better for you.
What is the Difference Between Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Nose Job?
Technically speaking, rhinoplasty, or what we commonly refer to as nose jobs, is a procedure that corrects and reconstructs the nose to restore some functions, but mostly to aesthetically improve the appearance of the nose.
This part is pretty important, as far as the overall look of the face, because it is right in the middle of the face easily attracting attention. With this procedure, the imperfections of the nose in terms of shape and function can be permanently corrected by the procedure. Common concerns that are solved by this surgery include disproportionate noses, breathing problems, and birth defects.
Non-Surgical nose jobs, on the other hand, use fillers to correct nose defects. Starting out as a creative option for patients who do not have the money for rhinoplasty, non-surgical nose job became more popular and common place over the years.
However, due to its non-surgical nature, the entire procedure can be completed in 15 minutes after getting the initial consultation.
The usual fillers used is Juvederm, and it is injected in the different areas that need corrective treatment. Such a subtle move can be used to disguise not-so-serious concerns like covering a small hump or increasing the height of the bridge and even reshaping it. Aside from Juvederm, the other possible injections include Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Perlane.
For those who cannot seem to make up their minds, below are some points that might help you determine what you really need for your nows.
Pros of a Non-Surgical Nose Job
More cost-friendly than the real deal
Not a lot of people have the capability to pay for a nose job with costs in the thousands of dollars at this point. If you are one of them, then the $750 price tag of this nose job can be a very attractive offer to refuse.
However, aside from the procedure itself, do not forget to factor in the long-term costs that are required because this might actually make this procedure an expensive one.
Reversible for the undecided
Perfect for those who have not really made up their minds for those who are just too curious to know how the procedure would look minus the complications of a permanent nose job. Being reversible, you have the opportunity to see how your face shall look like and have the option to push through with it or not. Think of it as if you are fitting a new nose before you actually purchase one. Fillers are expected to dissolve on their own so there is no need to extract them from the nose.
Down time is not required
Like most non-surgical procedures, this can be done in a matter of 15 minutes, which means you do not have to stop your daily activities or disappear from your neighborhood for a while. There is also a very slim chance for the patient to experience pain, which is good for those with low tolerance for it. Just expect some notable bruises and swelling for about a week or so. You can spot a little redness immediately after the procedure.
Pros of Rhinoplasty
One of the biggest benefits of rhinoplasty is that it is the procedure of choice for people who have breathing issues and want to improve the functionality of the nose, something that non-surgical nose jobs cannot provide. Apparently, there is a rising number of people who are suffering from breathing problems. Some of them are minor, while the severe ones are really dangerous to ignore. The most popular type for this purpose is the septoplasty. A broken or deviated septum is the primary cause of breathing problems but a lot of people are not even aware that they have one. The septoplasty is expected to tremendously improve airflow.
Aside from clearing your of your sleeping problems, it is also the best for chronic sinusitis, which is basically the inflammation of the sinuses that is usually caused by an infection or another nose condition that allows for the production of mucus that drains into the nose. Once the nose is swollen, it blocks the sinuses and ultimately gives pain to the patient.
For some who find it hard to sleep, it would be wise to check your breathing and how it might be exacerbating the condition. Sleep apnea, which is a severe kind of sleeping disorder, can actually block the airways of the nose and create a lot of health problems for the patient. Though there are other remedies for the problem, corrective rhinoplasty is the best alternative. Like with any type of surgery, be sure that your surgeon is qualified and certified because they are the only ones who could help the redesigning of the nasal passageways.
You can also say goodbye to snoring with rhinoplasty. As trivial as it sounds, snoring is a big concern among couples with a sizeable number of them sleeping in different beds to deal with the situation.
There are some surgeons who are hesitant in performing the non-surgical procedure because it has a higher risk of complication because of the filler injections used for it. One of the most feared complications is the intravenous injection of the filler onto a blood vessel. Such is possible when the filler is mistakenly injected into a blood vessel of the nose. This causes the cutting off of the blood supply to the nose and when not reversed, would leave the nose black and dead, causing a terrible disfigurement of the patient. To avoid such issues, always go to a board-certified doctor.
More permanent, lesser touch-ups
The biggest advantage of getting a rhinoplasty done is that it is permanent. This lso means that rhinoplasty is more cost efficient in the long run. A non-surgical nose job can only last about six months to one year, which can cost about $600 to $1,000 per filler. At this rate, you probably paid for a nose job in a matter of seven years time. If you want to save money and time, then a rhinoplasty is way to go.
The idea of a permanent change on your nose seems like a daunting idea. That is why it is very crucial that you get the services of a qualified and board-certified cosmetic surgeon. This will allow you to get the right professional treatment to achieve your realistic expectations.
If you are seriously deciding on getting a rhinoplasty done, Dr. Andrew Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetic in Australia is the one to approach for expert advise. Dr. Kim brings with him years of experience and a long list of satisfied clients.
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