Plastic surgery patients here in Dallas are looking for faster results with shorter recovery times, and dermal fillers are often the answer. While rhinoplasties or “nose jobs” used to strictly mean surgery, injectable options are now allowing patients to achieve their best noses without the need for surgical procedures.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel uses this approach to correct bumps, asymmetry, and other concerns for his Dallas patients. In this blog post, he’s answering your most-asked questions about this exciting alternative to surgery.
Q: I have a bump on my nose, what are my options? Can I use a filler?
A: Bumps are very common concerns when it comes to the appearance of the nose. The cause of the “bump” can be due to trauma or even something you are born with. Bumps can be either bone or cartilage in nature or a combination of both.
When we see a patient to evaluate the nose, we perform a detailed analysis of the nose and face and determine what may look best on a specific patient’s face so their “new” nose fits their face, bone structure, and ethnicity.
Making this correction often involves surgery to take down the hump and may include some adjustment of the nasal bones.
In some cases, we may be able to camouflage the hump by adding a filler product around it. This creates a “subtraction by addition” effect, making the nose better harmonize with the face since it appears more streamlined and even. Patients may experience 1 year of improvement with filler augmentation.
Q: How does the filler work?
A: Smoothing out the bumps on the nose is accomplished by adding the filler (typically JUVÉDERM for first-time patients) above the hump. In a similar fashion, filler can be used to add volume to the tip of the nose to add symmetry and smooth out the shape to better match the bridge of the nose.
If you are looking to achieve a smaller appearance by physically reducing the size of the nose, then the nonsurgical option may not be for you. Injectable options can’t remove tissue. However, creating a more symmetrical or straight appearance with filler often has the effect of making the nose seem more proportional.
Many of our Dallas patients consider a nonsurgical nose job because they may not be ready to undergo surgery, while others simply don’t know what they want their end result to look like. This is something that we will help you determine during your consultation so that we achieve natural, realistic results.
If you would like to learn more about nonsurgical alternatives to plastic surgery here in Dallas, please contact us online or call (214) 645-3112 to request a consultation with Dr. Kenkel.