When patients are aware of the option of having a secondary nose job, but with fillers, as opposed to another surgery, their eyes light up. This is particularly true with the permanent liquid rhinoplasty.
The decision between a second or revision rhinoplasty or correction via the non-surgical revision rhinoplasty rests on the examination whereby the surgeon determines if all factors considered, the filler can achieve a satisfactory result. Factors influencing the decision are:
Our office provides computer imaging because we feel a consultation without it has little value. Shouldn’t the patient see a predicted outcome that will satisfy him or her. Otherwise, it is all talk; abstract. The surgeon’s computerized portrayal of the outcome must be achievable by his/her hands. Not fair to show a result that the surgeon is incapable of achieving. The computer imaging is a joint session, surgeon and patient, where agreement upon the desired and achievable result take place.
We have offered computer imaging since 1989 when the computer technology became available. And, happily, no patient has ever been unhappy because there was a mismatch between the computer image and the outcome.
Non-surgical nose jobs are safe. Yes, like all medical procedures, there is a possibility of complications or untoward effects, but they are very minimal. Infection rarely sets in. Loss of skin tissue is equally rare, regardless of what you may see on various websites. Millions of injections are done per year but only the ultra-rare complications get attention.
Non-surgical revision rhinoplasty costs are dependent on whether the permanent or temporary option is chosen. Typically, the permanent filler total cost is less than $5000.
The temporary cost may be $1000 or $1500 but by its nature, temporary fillers have a lease that expires and must be renewed six or 18 months later. Some lucky patients, and depending on the product, may not need a refill for two years. For the temporaries, one has to project such costs over the future.