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Created on 13th March 2009
While it seems most of the cosmetic surgery industry is developing procedures that are less invasive, non-surgical and ever-increasingly popular, rhinoplasty patients in Canada are opting for the traditional, surgical procedure to attain a 'perfect nose'.
As the centrepiece of the face, it is no wonder that people wish for the 'perfect nose' that will complement their other facial features. However, the only concern holding most people back seems to be actually going under the knife.
In recent months Dr. Richard Rival, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon has seen an increase in the number of men and women considering nose surgery in Toronto to repair or revise their nasal structure.
"Some patients do not like the thought of surgery, which is why non-surgical approaches often seem like an attractive solution for many patients," says Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Rival. "I've seen an increasing number of men and women who have tried non-surgical rhinoplasty and now feel that a surgical approach is better suited to their goals. People considering a nose job are intrigued by the idea of injectable rhinoplasty, but it isn't the right approach for everyone, and for the majority of rhinoplasty patients a surgical approach is much more appropriate."
Non-surgical rhinoplasty operation
A non-surgical nose job aims to accomplish some of the same goals as traditional rhinoplasty - greater symmetry and a more even, attractive shape for the nose. But the procedure is entirely different from surgical approaches. Injectable rhinoplasty is a quick procedure that is typically used to help create a more defined nasal bridge or slightly more prominent nasal tip for patients with a softer nose or a flat or stubby nose shape. In this approach the doctor simply injects the treatment area with a precise amount of Radiesse , Restlyane , or a similar dermal filler to recontour the nose. The procedure requires no general anesthesia or surgical downtime, and most patients can return to work immediately afterward.
"For minor correction in certain cases, this approach can be effective," Dr. Rival says. "However, it is important for nose surgery patients to understand that the non-surgical approach works for a few select situations only. Although this non-surgical procedure is becoming trendy, its effects are temporary and the results may be disappointing if not performed by an experienced professional."
It is also possible that previous injectable rhinoplasty can sometimes make future rhinoplasty surgery more difficult if some of the product remains.
Although non-surgical nose job treatment time is quick, Dr. Rival warns that these procedures still should be administered only by someone with the qualifications to understand the aesthetics and physical structure of the nose.