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Category Archives: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

When Is A Liquid Nose Job Not Enough?

A liquid nose job is an increasingly popular trend in facial plastic surgery. Instead of the invasive approach of traditional surgery, the surgeon injects muscle relaxers and/or dermal fillers to fill out or modify the nose. This injectable rhinoplasty alternative can be an affordable option for many seeking an altered nose profile or nose tip, but it lacks the capabilities of surgical rhinoplasty. Today, we take a look at the abilities and limitations of liquid nose jobs to help you determine whether they can meet your needs, or if surgery is the better choice for you.  What Makes a Liquid … Continue reading »

Finding the Perfect Timing for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure, on average the surgery lasts about 2 hours and the patient may expect to stay in the surgical facility for a few hours after surgery.  Most patients find the recovery period to be better than expected. There is always some facial pressure, nasal congestion and swelling.  Bruising is variable between patients. Patients recovering from rhinoplasty typically need 2 weeks for bruising and swelling to go down. Again, this can vary on the patient. While most patients can work from home after a few days, the average “social downtime” is 10 – 14 days. With … Continue reading »

What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Dermal fillers are often used to help smooth wrinkles and restore volume to certain areas of the face. It’s less common for patients considering rhinoplasty at my Toronto practice to ask about a non-surgical nose job. Soft tissue fillers can augment areas of the nose or refine irregularities in ways that are more subtle than surgical rhinoplasty. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and Restylane® are also options for revision rhinoplasty in cases where the surgically altered nose needs only minor changes. I perform all cosmetic injections at my practice, and that’s especially important for patients seeking non-surgical rhinoplasty. Using … Continue reading »