Over the past decade, there have been significant advances in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments with fillers to improve and enhance facial features.
Liquid Rhinoplasty vs. Surgical Rhinoplasty:Understanding the Differences
Both liquid and surgical rhinoplasty procedures are designed to improve the shape of the nose, but they have completely different approaches, which are important to understand.
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. It relies on adding injectable fillers to key strategic regions of the nose and, in that way, addresses cosmetic irregularities. It is important to understand that liquid rhinoplasty is performed by adding volume and, therefore, will not make the nose smaller. The key concept, however, is that by adding the filler in certain key areas of the nose, the nose can appear more refined and delicate, despite actually being plumped up.
Liquid rhinoplasty can:
- Improve the appearance of a crooked nose
- Reduce the appearance of a dorsal hump on a profile view of the nose
- Refine a rounded nasal tip
- Lift a droopy nasal tip
- Give the bridge more height (in someone who has a flat nasal bridge)
- Camouflage irregularities of the nose (either congenital or caused by previous rhinoplasty or other procedures)
A surgical procedure that changes the structural framework of the nose (bones and cartilages) to improve the aesthetics and, oftentimes, the function of the nose.
Surgical rhinoplasty may be recommended for patients who exhibit any of the following:
- Structural irregularities
- A deviated septum
- A nose that is too wide
- A dorsal hump that is too high
- Aesthetic issues that will require a reduction in the size of the nose to achieve improvement