Should I get non surgical rhinoplasty? Or go straight for plastic surgery? (Photo)

I'm trying to decide between getting a temporary or a permanent fix. Any input will help.

Doctor Answers 3


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It's important to understand some of the limitations of nonsurgical rhinoplasty when considering it.

-It is temporary (the best fillers are hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Voluma which can be reversed)

-Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can only add volume, not take it away (meaning it can not reduce the width of your nostrils)

While it can address some of your aesthetic concerns, a surgical rhinoplasty is the only way to address all of them in a permanent fashion.

Consulting with a rhinoplasty specialist, experienced in surgical and nonsurgical rhinoplasty, will allow you to best weigh your options.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Surgical rhinoplasty and chin implant

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 A surgical rhinoplasty can accomplish permanently changing the shape of the nose to build up the bridge along the radix, refining the tip  and the bridge line. Fillers only offer a temporary augmentation, are not FDA approved in the United States for that application, and can have significant complications. Consider a chin implant for the week and recessive chin profile which is present on the side profile photograph. Chin implants are manufactured in a large variety of shapes and sizes and can help significantly with facial balance and  proportions.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Candidate

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This area should be treated surgically and you should have your chin augmented at the same time to balance the change in your nose.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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