Cosmetic Procedures for the Nose
The nose is the central feature of the face, and therefore can have a large impact on your overall appearance. Surgical rhinoplasty is no longer the only way to improve the appearance of the nose, and there are a variety of non-invasive treatments that can improve its shape and enhance the overall appearance of the face.
Common reasons for individuals to seek out nose treatments include size, shape, wide bridge, crooked, bulbous tip and hooked or upturned appearance. Some of these issues can even be accompanied by breathing issues.
Causes of Common Nose Issues
The nose is comprised of cartilage, which continues to grow over the course of a lifetime. This can lead to a disproportionate appearance later in life. The ligaments in the nose can also begin to loosen due to effects of gravity, causing drooping of the nasal tip.
The nose is subjected to sun exposure, which can cause cumulative UV damage that appears as discoloration or even skin cancer.
Genetics determine the size and shape of your nose. One of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to bring it into proportion with other facial features. Dr. Steven Fagien uses injectable fillers to correct defects and asymmetries of the external nose without the need for surgery.
Accidents & Trauma
Auto accidents, sports injuries, and other trauma can alter the shape and functional aspects of the nose. Cosmetic surgery as well as non-invasive injectable treatments can help restore a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Surgical Treatments and Procedures
The most common procedure used to improve nose deformities, rhinoplasty uses incisions made inside the nostrils to prevent visible scarring. During the procedure, the nasal tissues are reshaped and/or reduced to create a more desirable appearance for the entire face. If the tip of the nose needs to be addressed, an incision may be made at the base of the nose, but the scar is nearly invisible once healed. Depending on the extent of the procedure, rhinoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and generally takes from one to two hours to complete. In most cases, rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure allowing you to return home the same day. In some cases, a metal or plastic splint may be placed on the nose for three to five days to help maintain the nose’s new shape during the healing process.
One of the most common alternatives to rhinoplasty surgery are non-surgical filler treatments. Injectable fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse can effectively reshape mild to moderate imperfections, including a bump or hump. The main advantage of using injectable fillers to improve the appearance of the nose is instant results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
CO2 laser resurfacing is commonly recommended to improve skin-related imperfections on the nose. Used in conjunction with rhinoplasty and injectable fillers, laser skin resurfacing can enhance the results of other procedures and rejuvenate the entire face.
Dr. Steven Fagien’s Expertise With Nose Procedures
If you’re considering treatment to improve the appearance of your nose, the next step is finding a physician with the expertise and artistic eye necessary for optimal results. Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and he has built his reputation on challenging traditional techniques and developing cutting-edge advances for a variety of procedures. In addition to participating in many of the clinical studies that led to the FDA approval of various injectables, Dr. Fagien has authored over 300 publications, penned his own bestselling textbook on Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, and has given more than 1,000 lectures about his techniques to surgeons around the globe.
To learn more about treatments designed to improve the appearance of the nose, schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Fagien at 561.393.9898.