The nose is a trademark feature of one’s face and also the most noticeable aspect of one's appearance. Its various flaws can be more conspicuous than those of other facial components. For this reason rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today, but not everyone is ready to commit to a permanent surgical procedure like rhinoplasty. The non-surgical Rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job as it is most commonly called, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that allows the nose to be reshaped without surgery. The nose can be treated to straighten a nasal profile, lift a droopy tip, create a nose bridge, or smooth out a visible bump. For patients who seek to correct mild imperfections in the aesthetic appearance of their nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to surgery.
Currently, there are a two non-surgical options available to enhance the appearance of one’s nose. The first is by using fillers such as juvederm or theosyal. These hyaluronic acid fillers are most commonly injected to enhance or heighten the nasal dorsum (bridge of the nose) to give the patient a sharper, higher nasal bridge. The second option is by using PDO threads. PDO (polydioxanone) is an absorbable material that has been widely used as sutures in surgery. It is more popularly used by Asian patients. PDO is safer than older threads because it is not permanent. PDO sutures for rhinoplasty are inserted both to increase the height of the bridge as well as to sharpen the tip of the nose.
Non surgical rhinoplasty results can last between 1 year to 18 months. Towards the end of that time, your body breaks down the filler or PDO threads in a gradual, symmetrical manner. At no point during this process will your nose look awkward or misshapen. It will simply return to its native shape in a uniform manner.