Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: which is better?

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: which is better?

Rhinoplasty (nose job) has traditionally been a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. This involves making small incisions outside and inside the nose to access the underlying bones and cartilages in order to modify their size and shape. However, as minimally invasive procedures are becoming more popular in medicine, non-surgical rhinoplasty Los Angeles has been tried for nose reshaping.

A number of injectable tissue fillers have been FDA approved in recent years such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiesse. These injectables have been used for correction of facial wrinkles. Many Los Angeles plastic surgeons have started injecting these fillers in the nose in order to alter the shape of the nose. For example, injecting the filler above and below the bump on the bridge allows to hide it achieving a straight appearing nasal bridge. The fillers can also be injected in the tip to improve the definition of the tip and give an illusion of a raised tip.

So, which rhinoplasty procedure is better? Both procedures have been highly popular. The advantage of non-surgical rhinoplasty Beverly Hills is that it takes 5-10 minutes to perform and has very minimal or no swelling associated with it. It works well for patients who have a small bump on the bridge of the nose or a mildly droopy or short tip. By making the nose bigger in certain areas, a more aesthetically pleasing shape can be achieved. The length or the width of the nose, however, cannot be reduced with these injections. The results of non-surgical nose job Beverly Hills usually last 4-7 months.

Surgical nose job Los Angeles is preferred when permanent changes in the shape of the nose are desired. Unlike the non-surgical option, with surgery the length and the width of the nose can be reduced. Furthermore, any co-existing breathing problems or nasal asymmetry can be improved. In general much better results and more significant changes in shape can be achieved with surgical nose reshaping.

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