To make changes to your nose, you have the following options: surgical rhinoplasty, and that’s it. Is there really no avoiding surgical procedure, right? Fortunately for you, you’ll be happy to know that you are wrong; liquid rhinoplasty can make changes on your nose as simple as a few injections.
Many patients are hesitant about undergoing rhinoplasty mainly due to its extended downtime and its permanent results. If there was something you didn’t like about your rhinoplasty, you again need to undergo an arduous surgical procedure to make changes. That’s why liquid rhinoplasty was invented to fulfill the needs for rhinoplasty without committing too much.
Using hyaluronic gels, like dermal fillers, your provider can change your nose according to your ideal shape. It can help correct bumps, change some angles, reduce lumps, or even make your nose appear smaller. While you may be uncomfortable with injections, it’s still a far more comfortable option than experiencing the extended downtime and recovery for surgical rhinoplasty.
But before you experience a rhinoplasty, you may want to know first about the before and after precautions.
What To Do Before Your Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure
Before you experience your upcoming appointment, you should come prepared, which is valid for any cosmetic treatment. Avoid wearing makeup and ensure that you have plenty of rest and sleep before your appointment; this makes you relaxed and comfortable. Finally, come with realistic expectations, not to say that you will experience barely noticeable changes, just not over the top nose job.
Liquid rhinoplasty can change your nose’s contour, but they are mainly about enhancing what you have, not changing the inner nose cartilage structure. That’s why, before your appointment, you and the provider will have a consultation first. You will talk about expectations there, and your provider will see if they are achievable with liquid rhinoplasty. Once all the details are sorted out, your provider will ask you to avoid the following:
- Avoid Blood Thinners: Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen a week prior to your appointment. This will help prevent too much bruising, swelling, and redness during and after the procedure. If there are more medications you are taking, consult your provider, and they will determine if you should avoid them or not before the procedure.
- Avoid Dental Appointments Or Cosmetic Treatments:If you have any plans for dental and cosmetic treatment appointments right after your liquid rhinoplasty, you should postpone them to give yourself time to recover fully. After two weeks, it will be fine.
- Avoid Alcohol: Bleeding and bruising will increase due to alcohol, so avoid consuming alcohol 2-3 before your appointment to ensure that they are flushed out in your system.
Once the appointment is scheduled, your provider may give you some forms that you need to fill out. It may include a medical document, dermal filler consent form, and perhaps a COVID 19-related form.
What To Do After The Procedure
Right after the liquid rhinoplasty, there’s no need to settle down and spend time recovering—it’s just injections, after all. You can quickly return to your daily routine as long as it doesn’t involve physical exertion or sun exposure the very same day. There may be swelling and redness at the injection sites for a few days after the treatment, and you may even experience bruising.
These side effects should subside or even disappear after two weeks. While you can go back to your daily routine, you will have to avoid the following steps to ensure that the efficacy of liquid rhinoplasty won’t be hindered:
- Avoid physical exertion like exercise 24 hours following the treatment.
- Avoid wearing makeup within 12 hours after the treatment.
- Postpone any dental and cosmetic treatment appointments for the first two weeks after your rhinoplasty procedure.
- Do not touch or rub your nose, especially the injection sites, for a few days.
- Excessive alcohol and salts are prohibited for 24 hours.
- Avoid hot baths, sun exposure, and sauna steam rooms.
Follow all these precautions and post-treatment advice to maximize the success of your liquid rhinoplasty, and there may be more post-treatment instructions depending on your provider. Report any side effects and other concerns you may have following your treatment. Feel free to ask questions to your providers if some instructions are unclear.
Is It For You?
Every individual has a unique nose shape, and your physical growth affects how your nose changes. If you have a nose deformity and you can live fine with it, hey, more power to you. We are saying that if you want to, you have options you can consider.
The nose is the centerpiece of the face, and when some people think it isn’t symmetrical, they feel self-conscious about it. This treatment answers those concerns by shaping the nose, making it a perfect harmony with other facial features. That said, liquid rhinoplasty does have its limits.
Liquid rhinoplasty is about making minor adjustments and tweaks on the nose, not drastic and permanent differences. For example, there is no way that liquid rhinoplasty can make your nose smaller, but it can apply the liquid rhinoplasty in specific spots to create an illusion that the nose appears smaller when it isn’t.
Minor changes are, in most cases, more than enough to change the whole appearance of the nose. However, in rare cases, the best option for you might be a surgical rhinoplasty if the provider has determined a liquid rhinoplasty is inadequate.
A bulbous nose tip is another nose shape that liquid rhinoplasty can’t help. When someone has a bulbous tip, the end of their nose is round, appearing too big or without a structure. Applying liquid rhinoplasty will only make the bulb grow. The essence of liquid rhinoplasty is about adding more to the nose; it cannot make it physically less, just make it appear physically less, and even then, it has limits.
You need to find the best provider for your liquid rhinoplasty to help you discern what’s the best course of action you should take. Liquid rhinoplasty, in most cases, is more than enough to address nose concerns. So if you are interested, contact and reach out to our clinic, The Best Injector. We offer services that assist our clients in achieving their ideal aesthetics.