Rhinoplasty refers to molding and shaping the nose. Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical treatment using various dermal fillers to change the shape, size, or straightness of the nose. Dr. Scott Shadfar precisely places dermal fillers into hollows or depressions that may give the nose an asymmetrical appearance. Additionally, fillers can be used to camouflage a nasal hump.
Fillers can be injected in the office with topical anesthetic cream, however, most patients do not require any anesthetic. Dependent on the site of treatment on the nose, there are several types of fillers that can be used. When appropriate, Dr. Shadfar makes use of delicate microcannulas to thread and layer the injectable dermal fillers into the exact plane within the areas of concern. This technique provides less swelling, bruising, and pain for patients so they can benefit from a quicker recovery.
Following injection of dermal fillers patients are free to go about their day with little to no restrictions. A cool compress is provided to patients, and should be used for the first 48 hours after injection. Patients will notice swelling around the site of each injection with possibly redness. Infrequently, patients may experience minimal bruising following injections. The effects of the injections are immediate, and patients can expect to see their final results by day 3-7 days once the swelling has subsided.