Some people with minor imperfections of the nose, such as a dorsal bump, droopy tip, slight crook, or low bridge, may not be ready to commit to a traditional rhinoplasty procedure. There are also those who are not completely satisfied with the results from a previous rhinoplasty. While these people may long for aesthetic results, surgery is not necessarily worth the risk. In these instances, Dr. Choe and the Choe Center in Virginia Beach can provide the perfect solution – the nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Using a custom tailored combination of dermal fillers, Dr. Choe can help you get the nose you want without the painful recovery a surgical procedure. This 15-minute procedure can quickly and easily correct minor bumps, deviations, a sagging nasal tip, and other imperfections without downtime and minimal risk.
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty at the Choe Center
Decreasing facial lines and wrinkles is only one benefit of injectables. Today’s dermal fillers provide excellent sculpting results for the nose, as well. Using a combination of Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Voluma, the nonsurgical rhinoplasty can correct contour irregularities of the nose that result from trauma, post-surgical scarring, and genetics.
Over the years, Dr. Kyle Choe has developed his own, personalized techniques for improving the shape and form of the nose using dermal fillers. His nonsurgical rhinoplasty can fill in mild to moderate depressions of the nose, minimize the appearance of a dorsal hump on the nasal bridge, and restore symmetry. Correcting these problems, and lifting the tip of the nose, even has the ability to make the nose look smaller, as it blends better with the rest of the face.
The Best Candidate for Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty
Men and women that are unhappy with the shape of their nose may find themselves a good candidate for the nonsurgical rhinoplasty at the Choe Center. Potential patients should be in generally good health, understand the benefits and limitations of the nonsurgical rhinoplasty, and have reasonable expectations for their results.
As the nonsurgical rhinoplasty option is noninvasive, there are limits to its correction abilities. Breathing or functional problems will need to be addressed with a surgical technique. Additionally, it is not possible to change the overall size of the nose. The results from a nonsurgical rhinoplasty are temporary, meaning that the treatment will need to be repeated again in several months.
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Choe
Anyone who is considering rhinoplasty should start with a consultation appointment with Dr. Choe. During this appointment, Dr. Choe will take a few minutes to discuss your aesthetic goals and perform an exam o the nasal tissue. He will explain the nonsurgical rhinoplasty process, and discuss the best type of dermal filler for your particular situation. By going over before/after photos of his recent nonsurgical rhinoplasty patients, you will have a chance to visual the potential results. At this time, if the nonsurgical rhinoplasty option is right for you, a personalized treatment plan will be created to reach your desired aesthetic goals.
The Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Procedure
Dr. Choe’s nonsurgical rhinoplasty takes about half an hour from start to finish. Each procedure is performed at Dr. Choe’s own AAAHC-accredited, Virginia Beach surgical center. Since only topical or local anesthetics are used, patients can drive themselves home after the procedure.
To begin, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the nose. Next, Dr. Choe will administer the dermal filler to the predetermined areas. He will continue with the injections, smoothing out sharp angles, restoring nasal symmetry, and contouring the nose for a more attractive appearance.
Results and Recovery from the Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty
The recovery from a nonsurgical rhinoplasty requires no downtime. Most patients are back to work the following day. While the treatment area may be tender, and minor swelling and bruising may be seen, these will disappear over the next week. Using a cold compress and keeping the head elevated will help to keep swelling at a minimum. Exercise and alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours, and patients should refrain from wearing heavy glasses for about a week. A normal skincare routine can be continued.
The results from a nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be seen right away. As the swelling and redness completely fade away, the benefits will become even clearer. The results from a nonsurgical rhinoplasty will depend on the filler used. Juvederm will last for six months, Restylane lasts for about a year, and Radiesse or Voluma can last for 18 months or longer.
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Risks and Complications
Dr. Choe’s nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of the nose without invasive surgery. There are few risks associated with injectables, but side effects can be seen. These may include redness, swelling, and bruising. On the rare occasion, bleeding, asymmetry, and nerve damage may occur.
Find out if Dr. Choe’s nonsurgical rhinoplasty is for you.
To find out more information on Dr. Choe’s nonsurgical rhinoplasty, contact his Virginia Beach office at 797.389.5850. We are happy to answer your questions and concerns, as well as assist in scheduling a consultation appointment. For those traveling from outside of the Norfolk, Chesapeake, or Newport News area, please talk to a patient coordinator for assistance with directions or accommodation reservations.
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty FAQs
What is nonsurgical rhinoplasty at the Choe Center?
Dr. Choe’s nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses a variety of dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Voluma to create shape and improve aesthetic issues on the nose.
Am I a good candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Patients with mild to moderate aesthetic concerns may make a good candidate for the nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure. Candidates should be in good health, understand the limitations of the treatment process, and hold reasonable expectations for their results.
What issues can be repaired with a nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Dr. Choe’s nonsurgical rhinoplasty can provide excellent result in smoothing a nasal hump, minor dents and imperfections, as well as repair symmetry problems.
Can a nonsurgical rhinoplasty help with my chronic congestion and breathing issues?
No, the nonsurgical rhinoplasty was created to assist with minor cosmetic problems, but functional issues generally require a traditional surgical procedure.
Will my nonsurgical rhinoplasty results be permanent?
No, the benefits of nonsurgical rhinoplasty are temporary.
How long will my nonsurgical rhinoplasty results last?
Depending on the specific filler used, the results can last from nine months to two years.
How long does a nonsurgical rhinoplasty take to perform?
The nonsurgical nose job at the Choe Center will take less than half an hour, from start to finish.
When can I return to work after my nonsurgical nose job?
There is no downtime after a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, so you will be able to return to work or school immediately.
Is a nonsurgical rhinoplasty painful?
Most patients do not consider the nonsurgical rhinoplasty to be painful, however, the injections may pinch. The tip of the nose, the nostrils, and the columella can be tender areas, so Dr. Choe will utilize topical numbing cream or local anesthetic, as needed, for additional comfort.
What are the risks of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
The nonsurgical rhinoplasty is considered a safe procedure with few risks. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are common, however more serious issues are rare.