What is a non surgical nose job?
A non surgical nose job or rhinoplasty is a technique where hyaluronic acid (a filler) is injected into the nose to modify and sculpt it into a more appealing shape. Hyaluronic acid filler is a sugar that is naturally present throughout the body.
How long does non surgical rhinoplasty last?
In its synthetic form, hyaluronic acid usually lasts about a year when injected into the nose with the type of product that we use. Although the product is temporary, the injection process can stimulate the formation of new collagen (a scar) that will result in permanent shape changes to the nose. This does not mean that a touch up is not necessary every year. However, after multiple injection rounds, the shape of the nose will be permanently different than the initial shape.
What is a mini-rhinoplasty?
A mini-rhinoplasty is a hybrid technique performed in less than an hour, without anesthesia, sometimes under local anesthesia. It is a combination of two known techniques :
1. nonsurgical rhinoplasty (hyaluronic acid)
2. surgical alar base reduction (reducing the side of the nostrils)
What are the risks of non surgical rhinoplasty and mini-rhinoplasty?
When performed safely by an expert in our clinic, the risks of mini-rhinoplasty are minimal.
Like any procedure, a mini-rhinoplasty has the universal (but minimal) risks of scarring, bleeding, infection, and pain. Extremely rarely, an injection in a blood vessel (artery or vein) can happen. This is usually diagnosed during the procedure and we must immediately inject a medication called hyaluronidase to avoid complications like necrosis or blindness.
The main risk of any cosmetic procedure is to be unhappy with the results. The majority of our patients are happy with mini-rhinoplasty. However, and thankfully, in case of dissatisfaction, all nasal injections can be dissolved with hyaluronidase.
What are the limitations of non surgical nose job and mini-rhinoplasty?
Non surgical rhinoplasty and mini-rhinoplasty do not cure breathing problems.
Moreover, they cannot correct very severe deformities.
How long does a non surgical nose job take to perform in Montreal?
A non surgical nose job can be performed safely in less than 30 minutes.
How long does a mini rhinoplasty take to perform in Montreal?
A mini-rhinoplasty takes less than an hour to perform, even when taking our time and being meticulous.
What type of anesthesia do you use?
No anesthesia is necessary for the nonsurgical component. Sometimes we use topical anesthesic cream but this is not necessary in a majority of cases.
For the surgical component, local anesthesia is used (with small injections)
The procedure is well tolerated without major discomfort.
How long is recovery for a non surgical nose job?
Patients leave the office the same day and can return to their regular activities 24 hours later.
Swelling is minimal and disappears during the first week.
How long is recovery for a mini rhinoplasty?
Patient leave the surgical center the same day. When injections have been performed, there are no sutures to remove. With alar base reductions, sutures are removed 5 to 7 days later.
In all cases, daily activities can resume the following day. We recommend waiting a week before intense physical activity.
How can I find the best doctor for a mini-rhinoplasty in Montreal?
Rhinoplasty is a highly specialized procedure that needs repetition and experience. It is preferable to choose a surgeon that performs rhinoplasty every week.
Moreover it is preferable to choose a surgeon that can recommend if a surgical rhinopasty is preferable for you. You need someone that can offer both procedures to give you an unbiased opinion.
Nothing replaces a consultation to determine if you and your surgeon are a good match. The decision to proceed with rhinoplasty should be taken after a proper evaluation by a specialist.
Five ways to know if you are a good candidate for mini-rhinoplasty
1- You do not have a breathing problem
2- Your deformity is not severe
3- You do not a prolonged recovery period
4- Your budget is limited
5- You have realistic expectations
Before and after photos of rhinoplasty
Please see our rhinoplasty photo gallery for before and after photos below