The nose is the central feature of your face and if it is out of proportion or ‘crooked’, then your self-esteem can really suffer.
For years, the only successful way to treat the nose in order to achieve a more symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing look, was through a surgical procedure – rhinoplasty.
With the amazing and permanent results that come from a surgical treatment, comes the inevitable downsides: severe pain, a long period of downtime and a dent to the wallet. That’s where the ‘non-surgical rhinoplasty’ procedure comes in.
With Dr Bob Khanna’s highly developed techniques, he is able to achieve the same incredible results, with dermal filler. Even with noses that appear to be ‘too big’ as a result of the classic protruding bridge, he is able to place filler to give the illusion that the nose is more petite and in proportion with the rest of the facial features.
So, what is dermal filler?
Dermal filler is made from a product called Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar that exists in almost all living organisms. Its key role is to absorb water and transport nutrients to the skin, ensuring that the structure and volume is maintained.
How soon, after treatment can I expect to see results?
The beauty of this procedure and product, is that the results take effect immediately. Furthermore, results actually continue to develop over the course of the month, as your own natural collagen is stimulated. The effects are long-lasting, non-permanent and reversible. Due to this, most of our patients will return for a top up, every 6-12 months.
What are the risks and side effects?
The majority of reactions post-procedure, are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect a degree of swelling and slight bruising is a possibility. However, these reactions should subside within the week.
What can I expect on the day of treatment?
On arrival to your appointment, we will remove your makeup and cleanse the area. We will apply a topical anaesthetic on to the injection sites, to ensure the treatment is as pain-free as possible.
To help keep swelling and bruising to a minimum, we administer the product with the use of a cannula. A little discomfort is not uncommon. However, if you feel particularly sensitive, we are able to administer a local anaesthetic, although in most cases this is not necessary.
Your appointment will last for around 45 minutes. This allows time for cleansing of the skin, numbing and the treatment itself.
After treatment, we advise you to avoid the following for up to 2 weeks;
- Touching or rubbing the area (to ensure placement of the product is not manipulated)
- Any facial treatments, as well as saunas (or anything involving extreme temperatures)
You will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks post-procedure. At this appointment, any adjustments will be made, if necessary.
Full, written, aftercare instructions will be provided on the day of treatment, for you to take home with you.
Take a look at how our non-surgical rhinoplasty helped Heidi’s confidence!