The aim of cosmetic nose surgery is to refine the shape of the nose in a way that looks natural and complements the rest of the face, all while ensuring satisfactory respiratory function. An unsightly bump and a nasal tip that is too wide or too long are just a few of the most common complaints among patients seeking rhinoplasty.
For lasting results, the rhinoplasty should be performed after puberty, once growth is complete. We therefore advise that patients be at least 17 years old on the day of surgery. At this age, patients are not only physically ready for the procedure, but they are also considered mature enough to make a binding decision.
Are there any alternatives to surgical rhinoplasty?
There are several alternatives to the traditional surgical rhinoplasty. Due to the expertise and technology currently available, it is now possible to correct certain imperfections of the nose using injectable and absorbable products. For example, dermal filler injections are highly effective in eliminating hollows or depressions and reducing humps on the nose. Absorbable skin threads, on the other hand, work very well for raising the nasal tip.
These types of non-invasive procedures do not necessitate the wearing of a cast. They are ideal for those who are reluctant to go under the knife or for those in search of a non-definitive solution that can be repeated as and when necessary. And, because they are reversible, they eliminate the pressure of committing to a surgery with permanent results.
The wide variety of treatment options in aesthetic medicine these days offers endless possibilities that should be leveraged for the benefit of patients. To find out if you would be a good candidate for a non-invasive nose correction, be sure to book a consultation with our specialist nose surgeon.