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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is a procedure in which an injectable Nose Filler is used to camouflage various nasal deformities when nose surgery is not wanted. Although not a permanent solution, it is still a worthwhile procedure to camouflage various nasal deformities until nose surgery is one day regarded as the better option.
What can a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty correct?
A Nose Filler can camouflage various shape deformities and deliver a more normal nose appearance without resorting to nose surgery. Corrections possible by Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty include:
- camouflaging a nasal hump (our most common request)
- lifting a flat nasal bridge
- adding projection to the nasal tip
- filling nasal wall depressions
- improving a crooked nose from past injury or surgery
Please be aware that not all shape deformities can be corrected with a Nose Filler. If you have a nasal deformity that cannot be improved with a Nose Filler, our doctor will recommend you see our Specialist Plastic Surgeon for Nose Surgery.
Types of Nose Fillers available in Australia
All Nose Fillers currently available in Australia can be broadly divided into two categories according to how long the correction should last:
- Non-Permanent - the duration depending on the type and brand of Filler
1. NON-PERMANENT with durations in the order of 6 months to 3 years depending on the brand of Filler and its formulation
In this category, we only recommend those Nose Fillers that contain the identical polysaccharide (complex sugar chain) present in ALL human skin. Therefore, using the identical component to that in your own skin, the risk of an allergic reaction is so negligible that no pre-treatment skin testing is required. Most importantly, these fillers are NOT of animal origin. Instead, the polysaccharide is manufactured synthetically but it is still equivalent to that found in human skin.
We believe that the Nose Fillers in this group are by far the best choice for general use because they:
- provide excellent correction
- have a proven safety record
- are not of animal origin
- require no pre-treatment testing for allergy
- deliver a worthwhile duration of correction: 6 months to 3 years
- they can be easily dissolved if you ever need to return the shape of the nose to its former shape prior to having a Surgical Rhinoplasty.
‘Permanent’ & ‘Semi-Permanent’ Fillers of various brands are the other type of Dermal Fillers on the market. The active ingredients of these Fillers are not identical to those found in human skin and may therefore be considered ‘foreign’ to the human body. They initially deliver volume but then have an ongoing effect of depositing collagen permanently around the particles of Filler. Based on the very way in which these Fillers work, they do have a risk of Foreign Body Granulomas (hard red lumps) which would then require cortisone injections and possibly surgical excision.
Based on both anecdotal and published reports* of permanent complications with this group of Fillers, we have never used these Fillers at our practice. Although tempting for some patients in terms of convenience and the perceived long-term cost advantages of a single or fewer treatments, we do not offer these Fillers simply because we believe the potential risks outweigh the potential advantages.
*Report: American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 23, No3, 2006
How long will the correction last?
Usually, 6 months to 3 years depending on the brand and type of Dermal Filler you choose. At your consultation, our doctor will give you a list of Fillers and their expected duration from which you can choose.
How is it done?
A treatment takes about 20 minutes depending on what needs to be corrected. Most of the Dermal Fillers we use contain a local anaesthetic which makes treatments comfortable.
Following the treatment, you may experience some mild puffiness in and adjacent to the injected areas but this usually settles within 72 hours. Discolouration from light bruising is possible but uncommon.
When are treatments contra-indicated?
- In the presence of any active nasal skin infection e.g. active acne
- During pregnancy or lactation
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Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, current Government regulations prevent doctors from displaying their names. However, we are permitted to give you printed information on them, including their names, at your Initial Consultation.
Basically, there are two broad categories of Dermal Fillers available: Permanent and Non-Permanent. Based on reports of adverse reactions, we do not recommend or offer Permanent Fillers.
Owing to reported risks of adverse reactions, we do not recommend nor have ever used Permanent Fillers.
In the safer Non-Permanent category, we have a range of Fillers that last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years depending on their brand and formulation. Our doctor will discuss all of these with you, and their individual costs, at your Initial Consultation.
Choose an experienced injector: Anyone can inject a filler under the skin but it’s knowledge and experience that gives a practitioner the precise ‘feel’ as to how much and exactly where the Filler needs to be deposited.
An increasing number of Nurses are injecting Dermal Fillers: Unfortunately, Nurses are not permitted by law to inject Nose Fillers unless the patient has been first consulted by a doctor of that practice. Some Nurse Injectors circumvent these Regulations by having a doctor remotely assess the patient on Skype. This can never replace a proper face-to-face assessment by a doctor experienced in Fillers. The Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic is a ‘Doctor-Only’ clinic and all treatments are performed by experienced doctors. We do not have ‘Nurses Injectors’.
Be wary of ultra-cheap prices: An increasing number of counterfeit Dermal Fillers are being illegally imported into Australia and some of these have been shown to contain impurities capable of causing serious complications.
We have a range of Fillers that vary in cost according to brand, formulation, and duration. They range in cost from $499 per syringe. At your Initial Consultation, our doctor will discuss all Filler options with you prior to any treatment.