Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty in Miami, Fl | Gables Plastic Surgery
Surgical rhinoplasty procedures have become some of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Cosmetic nose surgery transforms the face by establishing a balance between the facial features and, when required, reducing the prominence of the nose. Over time, rhinoplasty procedures have evolved to include modern advancements and less invasive non-surgical rhinoplasty options.
Always on the cutting-edge of aesthetic medicine, Dr. Jorge de la Pedraja is proud to offer an exciting new procedure in Miami, Florida, non-surgical rhinoplasty or “liquid nose job.”
He is an expertly trained Miami plastic surgeon who strives to provide his patients with individually tailored treatment plans to reach their own goals. Some patients come to us at our state-of-the-art private practice because they want their nose to fit their face better, while others seek the expertise of Dr. de la Pedraja for rhinoplasty in addition to other aesthetic reasons.
What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an in-office procedure that does not require sedation, incisions, or the removal of tissue. A dermal filler, composed of hyaluronic acid, is strategically injected below the skin of the nose to:
- Create symmetry
- Improve a crooked nose
- Smooth a dorsal hump
- Elevate bridge height
- Refine the shape of the nose
- Correct nasal tip irregularities
Dermal filler injections contour the nose to help achieve the patient’s goals by adding small amounts of natural-looking volume. While it might seem counterintuitive to add volume to an area that appears too large, the procedure is, in reality, very effective in camouflaging annoying imperfections, resulting in a look that helps patients feel more confident.
The Pros and Cons of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Though a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure administered with injectable fillers is not a permanent solution to cosmetic nose issues, this aspect of the procedure appeals to patients who may not want to commit to permanent changes through plastic surgery.
Patients notice results immediately and can enjoy their new appearance without the downtime and lengthy healing process required for typical rhinoplasty surgery. With a liquid nose job being less invasive, the cost of the treatment is also significantly lower than surgical rhinoplasty.
While a nose job lasting for only a short period may be ideal for some patients, others might be better candidates for traditional surgical rhinoplasty. In addition, non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot decrease the size of a patient’s nose and does require touch-up sessions, which can add up over time.
Any damage to the internal nasal cartilage and bone may need to be repaired through nasal reconstruction to improve the full functionality of the nose.
Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
The first step in learning more about your rhinoplasty options is to schedule a consultation with Dr. de la Pedraja to discover if you are a good candidate. During your rhinoplasty consultation, you’ll learn more about the procedure, and Dr. de la Pedraja will discuss your goals and concerns as he creates your custom treatment plan.
You may be asked to bring pictures of your ideal nose to the consultation, and you may be photographed for a “before” reference while your treatment plan is created.
Because patient safety is Dr. de la Pedraja’s top priority, he will also discuss your health history, both medical and surgical, thus ensuring that they meet the criteria for what is regarded as a low-risk procedure. Any chronic conditions, regular medications, and allergies also will be evaluated.
Should you ultimately require rhinoplasty surgery instead of a non-surgical procedure, Dr. de la Pedraja may order blood work, CT imaging and write a note to your primary care physician before proceeding.
Ideal candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty are healthy women and men seeking minor improvements in the appearance of their noses. Dermal injections can create uniformity when a patient’s nose appears slightly crooked or asymmetrical if it has a visible dorsal hump or prominent indentations in the tip of the nose.
What Does Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Involve?
Before the procedure begins, you will be comfortably seated in Dr. de la Pedraja’s surgical facility. An ice pack can be provided at your request, or a numbing cream applied to ease any potential discomfort.
Dr. de la Pedraja will then inject a small amount of hyaluronic acid filler into each of the target areas of the nose to create your requested changes. You will be free to return home following the short appointment and typically have no activity restrictions.
Why Choose Dr. de la Pedraja
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons
Committed to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient
Why Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Used for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Several types of dermal fillers are available, but hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most popular. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and aids in maintaining areas like the connective tissues, eyes, and skin.
One of the main properties that make hyaluronic acid so effective is that it attracts and retains water, creating hydration and volume. Juvéderm and Restylane are two popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers Dr. de la Pedraja uses to make natural-looking improvements to the nose. The outcomes of a non-surgical nose job can last months or even years, with the improvements being immediately noticeable.
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Miami Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty FAQs
Patients can expect their results from dermal injections to the nose to remain visible for approximately 1-2 years because the nose does not move as much as other facial features, which require more frequent maintenance injections. Patient results will vary depending on the type of filler used and their body’s ability to process the filler.
Rhinoplasty surgery physically alters the tissues of the nose to create permanent modifications to the interior structures. The non-surgical version of the procedure, on the other hand, does not require sedation, surgery, or nasal tissue removal. Dermal filler injections are used to contour the exterior of the nose only.
Dr. De la Pedraja can provide patients with different numbing options to ensure they are comfortable during the 10-15 minute procedure. A topical numbing solution or an ice pack can be used. Because a very fine needle is used to administer the filler, most patients do not require any pain management procedures.
Patients will notice encouraging changes immediately after their treatment. The filler provides an instant volume boost below the skin and, over time, attracts water molecules to the area. Although there might be minimal swelling or bruising, there is no healing period. Dr. De la Pedraja will explain any limitations to patient activities to achieve the best results after their treatment.
Most patients choose only to undergo non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment to correct their nasal concerns. Dr. de la Pedraja will evaluate any additional needs to decide whether a combination procedure is appropriate for you.