If you’re thinking about a non surgical nose job, you aren’t alone. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the planet–and in some cases, it even gives surgical rhinoplasty a run for its money. But is a non surgical nose job all it’s cracked up to be? Well, that depends mostly on who you ask–and on what you’re trying to accomplish.
The Top Five Reasons to Choose a Non Surgical Nose Job
The scale of the transformation you want to undertake will have a huge impact on whether a non surgical rhinoplasty procedure will hit the mark for you or not. But if you’re looking for a subtle change–and if you’re looking to increase volume rather than take volume away–then a non surgical nose job could be the right way to go.
In fact, let’s look at the top five reasons to choose a non surgical nose job (but first a small disclaimer: any decisions you make about cosmetic or plastic surgery should be between you and your surgeon; this article is not intended to be a substitute for those conversations or for medical advice of any kind).
Reason #1: Significantly Faster Recovery Time
Generally speaking, the recovery time for surgical rhinoplasty is considerable. Some patients might need something like six to twelve months in order to get through their entire recovery process. That can be a long wait to see results. With non surgical nose job procedures, patients are allowed to return to normal activities almost immediately. In other words, you won’t have to take two weeks (or more) off of work after your non surgical rhinoplasty.
Reason #2: Immediate Results
The changes that occur from a surgical rhinoplasty can sometimes take weeks or months to see and appreciate–that’s because swelling often gets in the way. With a non surgical rhinoplasty, however, you can see the results immediately. That’s because the injections are relatively straightforward, adding volume to the target area. Once the volume is there, you can immediately see the changes that have been made to your nose. You don’t have to wait for months to see your results because they’re evident right away!
Reason #3: Little to No Discomfort
Surgical rhinoplasty has a reputation for being among the most uncomfortable plastic surgery procedures on the market today. In large part that’s because your nose is incredibly sensitive. There just happen to be quite a few nerve endings located in your nose (which makes sense, given how sensitive to smell your nose must be). With a non surgical nose job, you just get a few injections and you’re done. There is a small amount of discomfort that comes with the injections themselves–but nothing compared to the discomfort associated with surgery.
Let’s put it this way: the discomfort from surgical rhinoplasty requires heavy medication, whereas the discomfort from non surgical rhinoplasty requires an ice cube.
Reason #4: In and Out Quickly
The fourth reason you might want to choose a non surgical nose job has to do with how much of your life the procedure itself takes up. A surgical procedure–any surgical procedure, really, but certainly including surgical rhinoplasty–is going to require hours, days, weeks. There’s prep, there’s the surgery itself, there’s the followup, and so on. With a non surgical nose job, you can be in and out in fifteen minutes. That makes it much easier to incorporate a non surgical rhinoplasty into your busy daily routine.
Reason #5: Temporary Results
And the final reason rounding out our top ten is also pretty simple: non surgical rhinoplasty results are temporary. That might sound like a negative at first, but many patients actually view this as a positive. Because the results are temporary, it’s easier to take a rhinoplasty procedure out for a “test drive,” especially if you aren’t entirely sure whether you want to keep those results or not.
Always Check With Your Surgeon About Your Options
Ultimately, non surgical nose job and surgical rhinoplasty procedures aren’t really in competition. In some cases, a surgical nose job will be better. In other cases, a non surgical approach might be best. But these top five reasons to choose a non surgical nose job illustrate some of the advantages of the non invasive approach.
That said, you should always talk to your surgeon about all of your options, because you never know what will work best for your desired results until you talk to a highly qualified cosmetic or plastic surgeon about what you want to accomplish.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for over four years. He’s constantly in touch with the cosmetic surgeons to ensure information is as up to date and accurate as possible.