Non-Surgical Nose Job (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty)
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What Is A Non-Surgical Nose Job and What Can It Do?
A Non-Surgical Nose Job, known medically as a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, is a procedure designed to camouflage various nasal deformities when nose surgery is not preferred by the patient.
Although a temporary solution, it is still a worthwhile procedure to camouflage various nasal deformities until such time that surgery is preferred for a permanent correction.
Until such time as surgery is preferred, this non-surgical alternative is able to camouflage various shape deformities and deliver an improved nose appearance. However, not all nasal deformities can be camouflaged but those that can, include:
- nasal humps (our commonest request)
- flat nasal bridges
- weak nasal tip projections
- droopy nasal tips
- nasal side-wall depressions
- deformities from past injury or surgery
Bear in mind that not all shape deformities can be disguised with a non-surgical technique. If you have a nasal shape deformity that cannot be camouflaged, our Cosmetic Doctor will then refer you to our Specialist Plastic Surgeon for a Surgical Rhinoplasty.
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Potential Risks and Complications of a Non-Surgical Nose Job
Severe complications are very uncommon but potential risks include:
- Bruising and swelling (temporary)
- Under-correction of the deformity
- Infection at the injection site – treated with antibiotics.
- Overlying skin redness (temporary)
- Inadvertent intravascular injection and blockage of a blood vessel with potential necrosis of the skin area supplied by that blood vessel. If the blood vessel blocked happens to be supplying your eye, blindness could result.
How Long Will My Correction Last?
The average duration of correction can be anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. In any event, a top-up can be performed whenever desired.
When Is Treatment Contra-Indicated?
- In the presence of any active skin infection (e.g. active acne) in the area to be treated.
- During pregnancy or lactation.
The Cost of a Non-Surgical Nose Job (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty)
At your consultation, our Cosmetic Doctor will assess your nasal shape deformity, and if suitable for treatment, will explain the proposed technique, the results expected, and its cost before commencing any treatment.
Can I Claim a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?
No cosmetic treatments can be claimed on Medicare or Private Health Insurance.
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Our Consumer Awareness Guide – A MUST READ!
DON’T DECIDE WHERE TO HAVE YOUR NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOB DONE UNTIL YOU’VE READ THE FOLLOWING!
Non-Surgical ‘Nose Jobs’ are becoming increasingly popular for those unwilling, unable, or cannot yet afford a permanent correction through surgery. So, before you decide where to go for treatment, please read the following:
1. The experience of your Injector is paramount.
In contrast with filler treatments in other facial areas, a Non-Surgical Nose Job is somewhat different in that it requires a very fastidious, meticulous, and unhurried approach by an experienced injector in order to consistently deliver a great result. An experienced Injector may charge a little more but this is usually a reflection of their skill and expertise.
2. An increasing number of ‘Nurse Injector’ clinics are appearing.
In the best interests of patients, we remain a ‘DOCTOR-ONLY’ CLINIC.
Nurses are admirable and skilled individuals within their own profession but unfortunately, their training to become a Registered Nurse does not teach detailed facial anatomy which we believe is essential for patient safety.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANY NURSE TO INJECT YOUR NOSE UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN FIRST ASSESSED BY A DOCTOR. Unfortunately for patients, some non-doctor clinics circumvent these regulations by performing Skype consultations with a doctor away from the premises to assess the patient’s suitability and then authorise the treatment by the nurse. Such consultations are never as reliable as a detailed face-to-face assessment in person by the doctor.
3. Don’t choose your Injector purely on price.
Going for the cheapest quote is not the wisest approach. Experienced doctors may charge slightly more but this is usually a reflection of their skill and experience. And it’s skill and experience that sets one result apart from another! If you choose the lowest possible quote you can find, it could end up costing you much more if you are not happy with the result and you need to dissolve the Filler and start all over again!
4. Make sure the product being offered is genuine and approved.
There have been warnings and reports of serious complications from cheap, counterfeit Fillers illegally imported from overseas. The packaging may suggest it is genuine but if it is just a clever copy, it may contain impurities capable of causing serious complications. The safest approach is to only go to reputable clinics and not be tempted by cheap injectable ‘deals’ which could reflect a product illegally imported and potentially unsafe.
Remember, YOU are the consumer, YOU are spending your hard-earned dollars and you deserve the highest professional standards and the best possible results for your money. Don’t accept anything less!