Reshaping the nose is a popular cosmetic procedure. Have you wondered if it could be right for you? If so, is it important to consider the benefits of a nose filler procedure? Nose fillers have gained popularity because of said benefits. Many consider the procedure to be a low risk when it comes to the results and the cost.
Injection of a nose filler can augment the natural shape of the nose. The most common areas that are reshaped include the bridge and tip of the nose. Filler injections change the shape of the nose and the appearance of the face.
This treatment can:
- Help correct noses that appear asymmetrical;
- Smooth bumps on the nose’s bridge;
- Add height to a low nasal bridge, and;
- Create the illusion of a lifted nasal tip.
The Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says nose fillers are a valuable tool. Some physicians also use fillers to correct defects after unsuccessful surgery.1
There are several benefits of a nose filler procedure. Some consider the treatment safer, cheaper, and less invasive than surgery. If you have been wondering about the benefits of a nose filler procedure, you have come to the right place.
Nose filler injections offer a temporary change. Rather than a permanent procedure, injections allow individuals an opportunity to adjust. The filler effects will wear off. As such, the procedure gives patients time to decide if altering their nose is what they want.
The alternative nose augmentation, surgical rhinoplasty, is irreversible. Surgery alters the natural appearance. And it is almost impossible to return the original shape and size.
The effects of nose filler injections vary. They may last three or four months all the way up to two or three years. Over time, the injection dissolves and disappears. Some individuals choose repeat injections to maintain their look.
In some cases, a doctor can administer an injection to reverse the procedure. A product called hyaluronidase can reverse hyaluronic acid’s filling effects if there are complications.2
Fewer Side Effects
The nose filler procedure is safe and effective. The human body produces hyaluronic acid in the skin, connective tissue, and some organs.
There are few side effects associated with filler injections. Allergic reactions are rare.
The most common side effects include:
- Injection site swelling;
- Soreness, and;
- Mild bruising.
Furthermore, these signs go away quickly on their own.3
A surgical nose augmentation requires incisions that result in scars. One benefit of the non-surgical nose filler technique is there are no incisions or scars.
Physicians inject fillers using tiny needles. The small pinpoint marks they leave behind go away within a day, leaving no sign of an alteration.
Conversely, a surgical rhinoplasty requires sutures and splints in the nose. The procedure can be painful and leave a mark.
A benefit of nose filler injections is no downtime. Recovery time for a nose filler procedure is only one to two days. As such, individuals can usually return to their normal routines and social interactions right away.
Short recovery is a great advantage because a regular nose surgery requires up to two weeks of downtime. Besides requiring rest and recovery, surgery causes swelling and bruising. Often the signs are very obvious.
Many may decline surgery because they worry about how they will look during a long recovery.
Cosmetic procedures are costly. However, a nose filler procedure is considered to be an inexpensive alternative to other nose augmentation procedures.
The cost of a nose filler procedure varies. Factors that affect the price include where and how the service is performed. Plastic surgeons may cost more than dermatologists performing the procedure. Also, the amount of filler and the brand you choose will affect the cost as well.
The current average cost is $650 per syringe for a one-year filler and $900 for one that lasts two years. Most health insurances do not cover injectable fillers because they are not medically necessary.4
Non-invasive refers to a procedure that uses specialized tools to avoid breaking or cutting the skin and other tissues to enter the body.5
Nose fillers use fine needles to make small injections without significantly opening the site. These types of augmentation are preferred because there is less risk for infection or injury to the nerves or injuries at the site.
Another benefit of the nose filler procedure is that it is convenient. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes.6
Specially trained doctors can perform treatments in their office and patients can leave the same day with little recovery. Patients remain awake during the procedure and anesthesia is not required.