Permanent Rhinoplasty: Is There Such a Thing?

Rhinoplasty can help repair nose deformities due to injuries or congenital disabilities or improve breathing. In 2018, more than 200,000 procedures were performed in the United States, making rhinoplasty the third most-performed plastic surgery in the country.

However, why are some of those who underwent this procedure unhappy with their treatment despite its popularity?

Why aren’t more people aware that there’s a permanent option? How do surgeons perform a permanent rhinoplasty?

This article explains why many patients with previous rhinoplasty sessions were unsatisfied with the outcomes. It also talks about the benefits of permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty, which not many people know.

Permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves using liquid silicone treatments that differ from temporary fillers. The procedure offers an alternative rhinoplasty treatment that can help improve client satisfaction.

Rhinoplasty is not for everyone, but many people can benefit from it. For example, mothers whose children have nose deformities can turn to rhinoplasty to help fix the nose’s shape.

It would be best to wait until the nose is mature enough. Still, a successful rhinoplasty can do wonders for a kid. Happy kids, happy mothers.

Why Patients of Past Procedures Are Unaware of Permanent Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a complex surgical procedure that alters your nose’s look or function, and you should only trust an expert surgeon to do it. The small changes during rhinoplasty can substantially affect how your nose appears and functions.

These complexities give surgeons a small margin of error, making it very easy to commit mistakes. Such errors can lead to dissatisfaction and regret among patients.

Due to the procedure’s difficulty and potentially unrealistic patient expectations, it’s no surprise that rhinoplasty has a relatively low satisfaction rate among patients compared to other cosmetic procedures.

Plastic surgeons can help improve patient satisfaction through permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty. However, despite numerous surgeons offering this procedure, many patients who’ve had rhinoplasties are unaware of a permanent option.

Some patients are uninformed because they’re unfamiliar with how liquid silicone works and how their bodies react to this filler under the skin.

Your body responds to liquid silicone by creating a microscopic wall of natural tissue in the nose area. This natural buildup makes the enhancements permanent.

Another possible reason patients are unaware of this process is that permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty is often used to treat minor cosmetic flaws and can’t make the nose smaller.

Patients needing significant structural changes or a nose-reducing procedure may find surgical rhinoplasty a better-suited option.

Some surgeons provide patients with a saline demo to preview the final result of the silicone rhinoplasty. In this demo, the surgeon uses sterile salt water injection in the nose to demonstrate how a permanent filler will look.

By providing patients with a preview before the primary procedure, surgeons have better chances to minimize errors and improve the outcome of the operation, making patients happy and satisfied. In turn, permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty can become more popular and attract more potential customers.

Permanent Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: Using Liquid Silicone as Treatment

Permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a quick procedure for treating minor cosmetic nasal deformities. It can help conceal dips and depressions outside the nose, disguise nasal humps, and correct a crooked nose.

This painless procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and starts with applying a prescription-strength anesthetic cream to your skin. The anesthesia helps ensure that you’re comfortable during the surgery.

Before the operation, your doctor will inform you about the appropriate anesthesia. Depending on your surgery’s complexity or the surgeon’s preference, rhinoplasty can require local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

  • Local anesthesia with sedation: Your doctor applies pain-numbing medication to a specific body part.

In the case of rhinoplasty, the doctor injects local anesthetic into your nasal tissues. You’re also given intravenous sedative medication, making you groggy but not asleep.

  • General anesthesia: You receive an anesthetic through inhalation or a small tube placed in a vein in your neck, chest, or hand.

Because general anesthesia affects your whole body and makes you unconscious during surgery, this medication requires you to use a breathing tube.

After anesthetizing the treatment area, the doctor will inject a permanent filler under your skin using a highly specialized microdroplet technique.

This effect sets permanent rhinoplasty apart from other nonsurgical procedures. A nonsurgical rhinoplasty temporarily alters your nose’s shape using dermal fillers and usually lasts up to six months.

The filler used in permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty is medical-grade liquid silicone. This product appears as a clear, colorless fluid and is known by its trade name,  Silikon-1000.

Studies suggest that medical-grade silicone may be a safe, effective, and valuable add-on to cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures.

Because of the safety that liquid silicone has demonstrated, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States approved the product. The FDA has confirmed that liquid silicone is safe for microinjections into the skin.

Silicone has been essential to medical care for more than 70 years. Healthcare professionals have used this product for pacemakers, artificial blood vessels, artificial joints, and tubes that go into patients.

Some rhinoplasty procedures require an extremely precise application of permanent fillers. In these cases, plastic surgeons use a very fine needle, with a thickness of about six human hairs, to administer the filler.

This precise and meticulous technique helps surgeons create natural-looking and long-lasting results.


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