One of our newest and most exciting trends in Plastic Surgery for 2014 for our Toronto patients is the non-surgical rhinoplasty. Initially popular with our Asian patients, it is now quite a popular demand from all ethnicities: Caucasian, Middle-Eastern, Afro-American, Latinos, etc.
So this is great news for those who want a ‘nose job’ but are not interested in surgery… or not interested in a surgical rhinoplasty right now!
As a board-certified Toronto plastic surgeon, I have been performing the non-surgical rhinoplasty technique since 2006 and I’ve taught doctors all across Canada in Botox/Dysport and filler techniques.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed using our great fillers and volumizers such Juvederm Ultra, Volbella and Restylane. Nowadays, most people know that the Juvederm, Volbella, Voluma and Restylane fillers are naturally-occurring sugar molecules found everywhere in the body. Juvederm and Restylane, the oldest and best known products on the Canadian market, have the extensive medical data proving both their efficacy and their high safety tract records.
Different techniques have now evolved for the non-surgical rhinoplasty with fillers; using needles and the latest using blunt cannulas, threading and scaffolding (Misko techniques). The goal with those techniques of non-surgical rhinoplasty is to achieve the following: augmentation of nasal tip and the nasal bridge, creation of gentle curves into the brow area, lowering the nostrils and columella, augmentation of the mid-face, narrowing of the nostrils, etc. The most important when considering non-surgical rhinoplasty with fillers is to seek an experienced plastic surgeon-injector – and artist – as there are rare yet possible risks to soft tissue when performed by unfamiliar technicians. Knowledge of nasal anatomy and blood vessel architecture is extremely crucial; therefore, a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is of utmost importance.
As with any procedure, the non-surgical rhinoplasty has limits in its lifting and shape-changing ability and is not as powerful a technique as the surgical rhinoplasty. However, the non-surgical rhinoplasty is a simple in-office procedure with no downtime. The recovery is usually quite simple and easy; mild swelling for a few days and very rarely small bruising. Juvederm, Volbella and Restylane will last between 9 and 15 months on average in the nose. Cost for the non-surgical rhinoplasty varies between 1000$ and 2500$ on average.
It is also very common to use the same Juvederm Volbella & Voluma and Restylane & Perlane fillers for lip and cheek enhancement, and for a gentle chin augmentation in males or for a more oval and triangular face in our female patients.
Dr. Marc DuPéré, MD, CM, FRCSC, Toronto Plastic Surgeon
Top Plastic Surgery Clinic in Toronto 2013 and 2014
Top Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto for 2014