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Make Your Nose Look Smaller With Tissue Fillers

Is there anything dermal fillers can’t do? Seems unlikely. The latest technique is using fillers in place of rhinoplasty (nose jobs). It’s a delicate procedure. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is A Non-Surgical Nose Job?

By now you’ll know that you can have your nose reshaped using dermal fillers instead of surgery, but what does that mean and how does it work? Most people want a smaller nose, but injections should make it bigger, right? Technically this is true but because of angles and light and the way the injection is administered, the volume gives the entire nose a smaller appearance. The nose is reshaped with new contours. It often takes as little as fifteen minutes, and most of that is spent waiting for the numbing cream to take effect!

Ideal Issues For A Non-Surgical Nose Job

  • Asymmetry 
  • Drooping tip
  • Bumps
  • Narrow bridge
  • Crooked or bumpy profile

The non-surgical rhinoplasty is a good alternative for people who need minimal to moderate reshaping. If scarring is an issue, talk to your doctor. It is possible a small dose of steroids can help shrink the scarring, according to the doctor who is credited with creating the non-surgical nose job, Alexander Rivkin. 

Noses that have been broken or have intensive scarring are not optimal for this procedure. The nose is the most delicate area to do injections because of the already limited blood supply. It can be dangerous when performed by someone inexperienced, so always make sure you are going to a reputable, certified professional like our Kelowna clinic. If you have had previous surgery on your nose, the blood supply could be especially fragile, but fillers can help if your nose is too delicate for a full rhinoplasty.


How Long Does It Last?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule produced by the body and used in dermal fillers. Because it is a natural substance the body eventually breaks it down and you will need a new injection. Depending on the filler used results typically last around a year although more permanent fillers can be used. This does mean that non-surgical rhinoplasty can be more expensive than traditional rhinoplasty due to the cost of repetition.

Traditional rhinoplasty is still indicated for wide noses, broken noses, large noses and people who want a more permanent result and are willing to take the downtime. Fillers have no downtime, and when described as a lunchtime procedure in many cases it is literal. The pain is minimal because most fillers contain a numbing agent (typically Lidocaine) and while there may be some redness or bruising it is also minimal. You may feel a bit of pressure.


Which Fillers Do You Use?

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we use the safest tissue fillers available, approved by Health Canada. We offer various brands of dermal fillers including:

  • JUVÉDERM® - an FDA-approved filler used in many procedures
  • Perlane - a soft tissue, dermal filler used for more severe facial lines and volume
  • Restylane - a transparent FDA-approved hyaluronic gel used in many procedures


Are You Ready?

If you’re looking for confidence-boosting, aesthetically-pleasing treatment options for your nose without the invasive surgery and prolonged recovery, then non-surgical rhinoplasty could be for you. Tissue fillers are a safe and effective choice for many cosmetic issues.

To learn more about the various tissue filler treatments offered at our clinic, contact one of our skin care professionals today at 250-868-9290 or use our online form below.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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