Leading Turkish aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Op.Dr.Güncel Öztürk answers all questions about nose fillers (liquid nose jobs).
Facial rejuvenation and non-surgical facial aesthetic techniques applied to the nose have also started to be applied in the nose, and many questions have been coming from my followers, especially on social media. I wanted to share information about the recent rising trend of nose fillers, both in response to these questions and to enlighten my patients.
How do non-surgical nose jobs work?
Nose fillers; It is a filling application that allows to change the external appearance of the nose without surgery. As fillers, hyaluronic acid and its derivatives are generally used. Liquid nose jobs can ease the curvature of the nose or remove the tip of the nose.
What are the benefits of this treatment over traditional rhinoplasty?
It is not possible to solve anatomical problems such as breathing problems or valve failure with liquid nose jobs. In other words, we use the sealant for aesthetic purposes rather than providing exceptional functional solutions. Persistence lasts from 1 to 1.5 years.
What if you don’t like the results of the non-surgical version?
It is an application that should be used in experienced hands because it carries the risk of complications just like face fillings. It also requires a very good knowledge of anatomy. Before the application, we conduct a detailed examination in consultation with the patient and the filling decision is made accordingly.
What if you totally hate the result?
I can recommend my patients who have reservations about having nasal esthetic surgery, but it is not permanent and should not cause a functional change.
In addition, each substance made between the nose, skin and cartilage creates a healing tissue, causing a small-scale reaction. This reaction, like wound healing tissue, causes a permanent tissue change where it is performed. This can lead to good results in some cases, and sometimes leads to conditions that need to be corrected by surgery.
When filling the patients who have never undergone nasal surgery, it is always necessary to calculate the possible results by considering the anatomical features of the nose. Patients should be informed in detail that it may be necessary to resort to adjuvants such as fillings during or after surgery.
The physician making the filling should always have knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the organ that he is filling and should know all kinds of operations about that organ.
What does a non-surgical nose job actually entail?
When assessing nasal tip lowness, it is necessary to evaluate the desired gold percentages. The angle between the tip of the nose and the upper lip should be 95-115 degrees. If the ratio of the person has fallen below 90 degrees; The ideal aesthetic angle between the root of the nose and the face should be between 30-40 degrees. Lips; it should fall behind the imaginary straight line between the tip of the nose and the tip of the chin.
Nasal filling application is a comfortable, safe procedure, but it will increase the success rate in experienced hands. Application is done within 15 minutes and the result is seen at the end of the process. The person is seen again within 10-15 days for control purposes. Although it varies from individual to individual, it has an average persistence of 12 months. Repeated applications are known to be an important factor in increasing the duration of retention.
Does it hurt?
It is a small bite or a slight burning sensation. When filling the nose, the pain sensitivity of the person, the properties of the filling material and the amount of pain felt according to the place where the filling is made may vary. Non-surgical nasal aesthetics with filling are mostly easy and can be performed in office conditions. Generally, postoperative painkillers are not required. Nasal tip filling may be more painful than nasal back filling.
How long do the results last?
The permanence of the nasal filling varies depending on the properties of the filler used and the biological structure of the individual. Usually, hyaluronic acid fillers have an average of 6-18 months. At the end of this period, the effect of the filling decreases, but the effect of the same filling can be extended by extending the effect time.
Are there any side effects?
- Although there are no known side effects of the filler, filling is not recommended in pregnant women and nursing mothers.
- Although there is no proven side effect, it should not be administered to children under the age of 12 unless necessary.
- Filling is not recommended in patients with coagulation disorders (hemophilia) as bleeding may occur at the application site.
- It should not be used during the active period of autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroid, Behcet’s disease and SLE.
- Fillers should not be applied to those with hypersensitivity to the filler.