Injectable products including Radiesse, Restylane, and Voluma are used in non-surgical rhinoplasty to help define and enhance the nasal bridge area, and in some cases, the tip as well.
Many patients complain of poor definition in the bridge area. When viewed in profile, there is poor projection, and from a frontal view, the bridge can seem very wide, and the nose can appear flat.
Injections are generally completed in about 20 minutes. Topical numbing ointments are typically applied prior to injection to diminish any discomfort. Results can be very impressive and often last for about a year. This straightforward and relatively simple technique has become the procedure of choice for many patients seeking nasal enhancement rather than undergoing a formal surgery with inherent risks, including infection or imperfections requiring revision.
Most clients find that they are ready to return to normal activities right away after a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Some minor side effects such as bruising or soreness may be present temporarily, but these usually quickly subside and respond well to ice packs.
Dr. Rapaport will give you more detailed recovery instructions in your comprehensive aftercare plan, including when to wear makeup and sunglasses, how much sunblock to apply, and how to sleep properly to ensure your results are well-maintained.
Dr. Rapaport will go over your medical history, will review previous rhinoplasties if any, and record any medications you might be taking. He will also do a physical exam, checking for any structural anomalies in the nose. The doctor will present you with our vast library of before and after photographs that show the outcomes former patients have experienced with the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure.