More commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for correcting, reconstructing, or even aesthetically enhancing the nose. This is done by resolving nasal trauma or defects. Most patients usually ask to remove bumps, narrow or widen nostril widths, or even correct birth defects and other problems that could affect breathing.
In both surgeries, either an ears, eyes, nose, and throat, or EENT specialist (also known as an otolaryngologist), or a plastic surgeon will do the procedure. Sometimes, both will be present.
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
These two types of rhinoplasty both involve reconstruction and altering its structure in some way for whatever purpose. However, the use of rhinoplasty is more commonly used for aesthetic purposes in many clinics in Singapore.
The main difference between surgical and non surgical nose job is the method of how surgeons in Singapore perform them. Non-surgical methods, to improve the look of the nose, are done using nose fillers. Surgical rhinoplasty uses instruments such as bone-scraping rasps, scalpels, and metal casts in order to support the healing, and can take several weeks of recovery.
Why Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Is Preferred by Many
While a symmetrical nose plays an important role in facial physiognomy, traditional surgical nose jobs would require you to take weeks off for recovering because of pain and swelling post-operation, and can prevent the patient from going back to his/her daily activities for an extended period of time.
One of the advantages that non-surgical rhinoplasty has over its surgical counterpart is that the process is faster and much easier, with lesser downtime for the patient spent in recovery, and can be done in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments. Therefore, it’s possible to get a non-surgical rhinoplasty before or after any non-surgical aesthetic procedure for the body.
A modern nose filler will typically be a non-allergenic filler that will last for a few months up to a year, depending on its type. An example of a nose filler is calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), a sturdy calcium-based filler that will last you between ten to fourteen months. Other types of nose filler include:
• Hyaluronic acid – This is the most commonly used type of nose filler in many aesthetic clinics. It is sold under many names, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Voluma. While this filler lasts only for six months, it can be easily dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
• Liquid silicone (Aquamind) – In some cases that call for more permanent versions of non-surgical rhinoplasty, medical silicone is injected in target areas of the patent’s nose using a micro-droplet technique.
• Polymethylmethacrylate – This type of filler, sold under the name Artefill, is made of inert, microscopic surgical beads and is packaged with bovine collagen. This means that it has to be injected over the course of several sessions, and also requires prior skin testing before the actual procedure.
Prior to injecting, topical anesthesia is usually applied. However, some physicians may choose to use local anesthesia, such as lidocaine injections, though this can result in the target area of injection being obscured.
A sterile syringe is used to inject the nose fillers on selected areas of the nasal skin, usually in the deep subcutaneous tissue immediately above the periosteum. This procedure takes ten to thirty minutes to be done—with fifteen minutes for consultation and fifteen minutes of numbing in an aesthetic clinic in Singapore.
Another advantage that non-surgical rhinoplasty has over traditional surgical rhinoplasty is that after the procedure, the patient can then resume their normal activities without having to worry too much about side effects from their new aesthetic procedure.
Moreover, any plans of doing other non-surgical aesthetic procedure for the body can certainly be done with the guidance of your doctor. Treatments for the face, however, may have to be delayed as the nose fillers need time to set in place.
Coolsculpting After Non-Surgical Nose Job?
As mentioned, getting another treatment after a non-surgical rhinoplasty is generally safe. As long as you have your doctor’s approval, there should be no problem at all.
So, if you are planning on losing a few extra pounds and your rhinoplasty doctor forbids you to do any strenuous activities that can affect the form of your nose, such as jogging or treadmill running (bouncing up and down can cause deformation of fillers in the nose), your best bet is coolsculpting.
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that aims to help both men and women in eliminating stubborn fats in their bodies. The procedure only targets the fat cells in the problem area, leaving the surrounding cells healthy and undamaged. Plus, its results will start becoming more visible in one week’s time, as the dead fat cells are gradually flushed out of the body. However, this doesn’t guarantee forever-lasting results. Doctors highly suggest living a healthy lifestyle before and after doing coolsculpting to preserve your slimmer physique.
Therefore, once the nose fillers have set in place and your rhinoplasty doctor gives you the go signal to start exercising again, gradually work on your physical health to help maintain your coolsculpting results. For the meantime, eating a balanced diet does wonders for your slimmer body as well.