Surgery is not always required to make the shape of the nose beautiful. Along with the classical operating method (rhinoplasty), more sparing methods are used today. Injection therapy offers such a minimally invasive method of nose correction. Completely without surgery.
Injections of hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite allow for the following types of correction and changes in the profile of the nose:
Light hump. With the help of injections of hyaluronic gel, you can slightly raise the back of the nose above the hump. Thus, the original hump is preserved, but visually it is slightly masked. The result is a generally straight, evenly descending bridge of the nose.
Saddle nose. The depression in the back of the nose typical of a saddle nose can be leveled with injections of hyaluronic gel. Injection therapy can also be used to compensate for an overly flat or strongly curved nasal bridge.
Wide back of the nose. A too wide dorsum of the nose can be given a new, narrower ending with injections of hyaluronic gel. However, this is accompanied by the fact that the bridge of the nose rises slightly, and therefore is not suitable in all cases.
Flat nose. Too flat or drooping nose tip can be lifted with hyaluronic gel.
Dimples in the region of the nose. If the alar cartilage is exposed under the skin, the resulting dimples at the tip of the nose and columella can be filled with hyaluronic gel injections.
Nose asymmetry. Slight asymmetries can be easily corrected with hyaluronic gel injections on the problematic side, thus creating an overall harmonious impression.
The advantage of injection therapy is that the “new nose” is visible immediately after the intervention. In contrast to the classical operation, the application of the tire is also not required. Immediately after the intervention, you should be prepared for swelling and redness, which, however, will subside after a few hours if you apply a cool compress (except for treatment with your own fat).
If calcium hydroxyapatite is used as a filler, it is recommended to massage the skin three times a day with light pressure (about two to three minutes per week). This achieves a good distribution of the filler in the fabric. After non-surgical rhinoplasty, the very next day you can again appear in public.
At the recovery stage, it should only be taken into account that the zones filled with hyaluronic gel are relatively plastic over the next seven to ten days. Therefore, at this time, protect your nose from bruises, and also refuse to wear glasses, including sunglasses.
Injection therapy shows a rapid, but time-limited effect. Anyone considering non-surgical rhinoplasty should in any case understand that with its help – unlike surgery – a permanent change in the shape of the nose will not be achieved. In the case of fillers, we are talking about substances that are completely broken down again by the body itself. Depending on the structure and mechanism of action of the drug in the body, the effect persists for a maximum of 18 months.
When treating with own fat, the persistence of the effect depends on how many fat cells have taken root. In addition, since own fat, unlike fillers, is very soft, the fat layer is often less than expected.
To maintain the result of non-surgical rhinoplasty, injections usually need to be repeated at intervals of 6 to 18 months.
However, the advantage of hyaluron injections is that the achieved change can be canceled at any time by introducing preparations for resorption of hyaluron.
On average, the result is stored for a year. It depends on which gel was administered, as well as on the individual characteristics of the body and lifestyle.
In fact, the rehabilitation period is practically absent: the very next day you can go to work. A slight swelling lasts no more than 2-3 days.
You can discuss the exact treatment plan and possible risks in a detailed individual consultation. Contact A.Maks Aesthetics Med Spa team for this.
Injections of hyaluronic gel and botulinum can cause small hematomas. The tendency to bleeding contributes to the use of drugs containing active substances that thin the blood (for example, acetylsalicylic acid). For this reason, Dr. von Gregory will discuss medication with you during your initial consultation.
After injections of hydroxyapatite, palpable and sometimes even noticeable seals may appear at the injection sites. But after a short time they will disappear by themselves again. Since injections of hyaluron and hydroxyapatite require local anesthesia, allergic reactions may occur in case of susceptibility to the agents used. So the anesthetic that is injected into the gel can in rare cases cause allergies.
If fillers are mistakenly injected directly into a blood vessel, it can clog in the worst case. This can lead to impaired blood circulation in tissue areas or their necrosis. In very rare cases, blindness may even occur. Then the introduction of absorbable drugs is urgently required.
With the introduction of fillers or botulinum, excessive or insufficient correction is possible. With botulinum toxin therapy, there is theoretically a risk that an injection injected into the wrong place can cause unwanted paralysis. This risk is very low and the paralysis resolves when the botulinum stops working.
Botulinum has been successfully used in aesthetic surgery for several decades, mainly for the correction of mimic wrinkles.
It is purposefully injected into individual bundles of muscle fibers, which causes their paralysis, and they can no longer strain. The growing effect lasts for about six months.
For some time now, the action of botulinum (Botox) has also been used to correct the nose. Purposeful paralysis of individual muscles of the nose contributes to a visible change in the shape of the nose and facial expressions.
Botulinum injections into the nasal muscles can achieve the following effects:
Hanging tip of the nose. By blocking the muscles of the nose, you can visually lift the tip of the nose.
Large nostrils. Large nostrils can be visibly reduced by injections into the alar nostrils.
In aesthetic corrections, such as gentle non-surgical rhinoplasty, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite are used as so-called fillers. That is, they are injected under the skin in those places that require more volume.
Hyaluronic acid injections offer a method that replenishes volume: with their help, small irregularities and asymmetries on the back, tip of the nose, and also on the columella can be leveled.
In many cases, with a relatively minor intervention, a noticeable improvement in the shape of the nose can be achieved, thanks to which the nose will look harmonious on the face.