Filler rhinoplasty is a method of nose reshaping where fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are injected to eliminate various nasal malformations. What are the pros and cons of filler rhinoplasty as compared to surgical rhinoplasty?
In general, because filler rhinoplasty involves the use of injections rather than incisions and tissue excisions, it is much gentler on the body tissues than surgical rhinoplasty. Because there are no incisions, you will not have to deal with any surgery scars. There will be no nasal implants, so there will be no need to create grafts using your cartilage or bone.
When a patient’s nasal structure suffers from severely weakened cartilage and bone – either the result of traumatic injury or a previous nose reshaping – filler rhinoplasty is a better option than surgical rhinoplasty. Making changes to a previous nose job can be a delicate procedure, so it’s often better to use injections and avoid surgical revision rhinoplasty.
Most dermafillers are only temporary; this can be a plus or a minus depending on the situation. If you are unhappy with your filler rhinoplasty results, the temporary nature of fillers is a positive attribute. Fillers can even be removed within 24 hours of injection. Hyaluronidase is a chemical that removes fillers from the system.
However, a negative aspect of the temporary nature of fillers is that you’ll have to get filler rhinoplasty done repeatedly, whenever your filler is fully absorbed into your system. This usually occurs around six months from the procedure date, though sometimes the filler can last up to a full year.
An experienced plastic surgeon can help you make an informed decision about the right type of rhinoplasty for you. Discuss your concerns with doctors Calvin Peters and Kendall Peters, board-certified plastic surgeons in the Orlando area. Set up a consultation with our office today.