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Nonsurgical Nose Reshaping

Woman receiving injections into the top of her noseAs the central feature of the face, the nose can have a big impact on a person’s overall appearance. While a balanced nose generally goes unnoticed because it blends well with the rest of the facial features, a disproportionate nose can detract from facial harmony and negatively affect one’s appearance.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for improving the size, shape, and function of the nose. This highly complex procedure can significantly improve the nose, but it can also be unpredictable and requires downtime to recover afterward. Fortunately for those who want fast results without the strains of surgery, recent products and techniques have been developed that allow for corrections to be made to the nose without any surgery or downtime at all.

Nose Reshaping With Fillers

Soft tissue “fillers” such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE® are used to add volume to the skin to smooth out bumps, indentations, or concavities in the nose. These fillers are carefully and strategically injected beneath the skin with a fine needle to enhance the fullness and improve the contours of the nose.

Fillers can improve the following nasal features:

  • A drooping tip
  • Bumps or concavities on the bridge
  • Indented scars
  • Other depressions

However, it is important for patients to realize that fillers cannot decrease the overall size of the nose.

See Your Results Before the Procedure

Patients who are interested in nonsurgical nose reshaping can have Dr. Handel perform a “test demonstration” to see what their results will look like. He injects a saltwater solution into the areas where the filler would be placed, and this demonstrates the improvement to the contours of the nose that can be achieved. The body will naturally absorb the solution within a few hours, and patients can decide whether they want to have the more permanent filler procedure performed.

If you are interested in nonsurgical nose reshaping, please call (805) 682-9100 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Handel has extensive experience with both surgical and nonsurgical rhinoplasties and looks forward to helping you look and feel your best.

For more information on Plastic Surgery procedures and Medical Spa treatments performed by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Neal Handel please call (805) 682-9100 or click here to contact us. Office located in Santa Barbara, CA.

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