Have you heard about non-surgical nose jobs? I first learned of them when I saw a news item that the girlfriend of British Grand Prix racing driver, Jensen Button, had had one. I’m not a fan of cosmetic surgery for non-medical reasons but just out of pure interest wanted to know more. This is what I learned.
1 Firstly, What is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
A non-surgical nose job is carried out by a professional administering a series of precisely placed injections that are full of Radiesse, a specific type of calcium based dermal filler. The injections have an effect by softening sharp angles in the nose, filling depressions and changing the shape of the tip if that is what you desire. You have complete control of the injections and can see the results instantly.
2 Who Are the Best Candidates for This Procedure?
The beauty of this is that it is ideal for a wide range of people: people who want to adjust asymmetry; people who want to decrease the appearance of bumps; people who want to create a more prominent bridge; people who want to raise the tip of their nose; the list goes on and on! You can also enjoy this procedure if you have had previous invasive nose surgery.
3 Why is It Better than a Nose Job?
The main benefit is that it is a non-surgical alternative for people who are scared by that prospect. It is much less invasive than rhinoplasty and doesn’t require a standard six-week recovery time. The results are also immediate rather than the usual 12-month change period for traditional rhinoplasty surgery.
4 How Long do the Results of the Procedure Last?
The result of the injections lasts an average of around one year, which is twice as long as many of the other types of filler injections that are available to have done. Those other fillers are usually absorbed by your body within as little as four months, meaning you have to go back and spend even more money.
5 Is There a Growing in Popularity for Cosmetic Nose Work?
The interest in non-surgical nose alternatives is definitely growing, and 2015 saw over 500,000 visits to a RealSelf clinic in the UK that carries out these type of non-surgical injection nose jobs. This increase has become even steeper in 2016, with positive word of mouth playing a huge part.
6 Why is It Becoming More Popular?
There are plenty of reasons, but the main two seem to be that people are looking for a less invasive type of cosmetic surgery, as well as something that has instant results rather than an extended period of waiting and potentially painful recovery. This is safer, quicker, and cheaper!
7 What Are the Things to Consider before Committing?
All potential patients are required to go to a consultation before having the procedure, and in the consultation many issues are raised and discussed including expectations, reasons for wanting it done. Are you planning on doing this for yourself or to please somebody else?
8 Is It Painful? It is Cosmetic Surgery after All!
Compared to more invasive surgery, it doesn’t hurt at all! A numbing cream is applied to the areas that are injected, and once the needle has pierced the skin, there is no pain to be experienced from the fillers being inserted.
9 So, Final Question, How Much Does It Cost?
There is a big price range for treatments like this depending on what you want to be done. The cheapest packages start at around $650 and can go all the way up to $2250 for more extensive work.
What do you think? Is this something you would consider?