Facial Aesthetics in Chicago | Is Facial Fat Grafting Right for You?

Is Facial Fat Grafting Right for You?

Today, it is easier than ever to improve your appearance without a permanent commitment. If you’re not satisfied with the shape of your nose but don’t want to go under the knife, look into a non-surgical nose job.  

Dr. McCollum’s skill with injectable fillers can give you the look you have always wanted, creating what is commonly known as a “liquid” nose job.

Traditionally, rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) requires anesthesia and weeks of healing time. The changes to the nose are permanent. If you are unhappy with the results, you must live with it or undergo revision surgery. 

How Long Does a Liquid Nose Job Last?

A liquid nose job, or non-surgical rhinoplasty, uses fillers, Botox, or both to alter the shape of the nose. Unlike a surgical procedure, the results are enduring yet temporary, lasting many months. This is a positive if you decide the results are not what you envisioned. 

What Does the Non-Surgical Nose Job Procedure Look Like? 

Before the procedure, the treatment area is numbed with cold packs or topical anesthesia. A small needle delivers fillers mixed with an anesthetic to select parts of the nose. Botox may also be injected to temporarily limit the movement of specific muscles to alter the appearance of the nose. With the use of anesthetics, most people feel only a slight pinch or stinging sensation, but it is over quickly. 

Like most injectable facial treatments, the entire process usually takes less than an hour to perform. Once the treatment is completed, recovery is usually quick. Bruising at the injection site is possible, but it dissipates in a few days. Compare that with weeks of downtime for traditional nose surgery.   

Who is a Good Candidate for a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

For the right candidate, a non-surgical nose job can address issues like a crooked nose or a prominent bump. It can widen the bridge of a narrow nose by adding fillers on either side. In experienced hands like Dr. McCollum’s, the results are a subtle shaping that creates a greater harmony of facial features. 

Not all people and not all issues can be improved with this non-surgical option. Liquid rhinoplasty cannot be used to slim the width of the base of the nose or narrow the nasal tip. Botox can temporarily limit the flaring of nostrils but not actually alter their shape.  The procedure also can’t bring the top of the nose closer to the face.

If you have had rhinoplasty and are unhappy with the results, fillers can help improve the look of your nose.    

Are There Risks with Non-Surgical Nose Jobs?

While there are risks involved with any procedure, the non-surgical option has limited chance of complications, such as filler migration. In fact, this is considered one of the safest procedures you can have done. 

If you’d like to learn more or want to see if non-surgical rhinoplasty may be an option for you, please contact our 60619 Facial Aesthetics office. We look forward to hearing from you.

Timeless Beauty
Phone: (773) 488-3738
820 East 87th Street Suite 201
Chicago , IL 60619