Rhinoplasty is a very popular cosmetic procedure with 243,000 cases performed in 2012, and that’s in the US alone.
But the problem is that 25% of the patients who had the procedure done were unhappy with the outcome. That is why in the search for the nose that suits best; these people get corrective procedures through revision rhinoplasty.
This in turn results to higher costs, additional risks and inconvenience. But some experts are saying that there is a way around it, and this doesn’t have to involve surgical means. Today, there are permanent and non-surgical rhinoplasty repairs to those noses.
It would take a series of office appointments, but it also allows the patient to save thousands for the cost of surgery.
Dr. Robert Kotler who is the president of the Cosmetic Surgery Associates was the person who pioneered the technique. He has been doing surgical corrective rhinoplasty for 35 years using medical-grade silicone fillers. This was used to permanently fill in the grooves, irregularities, depressions, and divots.
There are also some cosmetic surgeons who offer non-surgical rhinoplasty but using surgical fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. The problem with these types of material are that they do not provide permanent correction as they eventually dissolve and has to be reapplied in order to maintain the result.
With the non-surgical rhinoplasty done by Dr. Kotler the skin is first anesthetized using a numbing cream. Using a very fine needle, micro droplets of the filler are injected right beneath the skin. What happens now is that a small capsule envelopes these droplets covering it permanently. This process is what is responsible for filling in the grooves and marks that resulted in the previous surgery. All in all this takes about 6 weeks.
The major benefit with non-surgical rhinoplasty repair is that the problem can already be resolved within 3-4 appointments that usually last about ten-minute tops. However, a surgical repair can be unpredictable when it comes to determining the final outcome.
Clearly there are certain benefits that non-surgical rhinoplasty have. But aside from the corrective measures, some patients even find this procedure a better option as a first nose job.
First of all it takes a much lesser time to complete compared to surgery. The patient can also be sure of the outcome with minimal cost. The patient can also return to normal activities without any bruising. Also, once it is done, the results can last permanently.
It may already be provided by some surgeons, but you have to ensure that the person providing it is highly experienced otherwise it can be a permanent disaster. Whether you opt for surgical rhinoplasty or non-invasive methods, success can only be assured with an experienced and certified surgeon.
Seek Professional Advice
While it is great to have better knowledge and understanding about rhinoplasty procedure, no amount of research is substantial than getting a professional advice from your doctor. A consultation with your doctor will allow for a proper assessment of your condition. This is also a great opportunity for you to raise some concerns, hesitations and your expectations in getting a cosmetic surgery. Plus, your doctor will be able to explain to you how best you can achieve the eyelid surgery results that you are longing for.
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