Many patients who visit Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery want to improve the shape and/or size of their nose, but would rather avoid the invasiveness and downtime required by rhinoplasty surgery. Minneapolis board-certified plastic surgeon Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS offers a unique, minimally invasive treatment known as a liquid rhinoplasty to non-surgically enhance and contour the nose. Also referred to as an injection or medical rhinoplasty, this in-office procedure can help you temporarily improve cosmetic concerns and asymmetries in the nose, such as humps, crookedness, and hollow areas, through a strategic combination of dermal filler injections. Best of all, this effective and natural-looking enhancement does not result in extensive swelling, or require any recovery time.
What are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
If there are certain aspects of your nose that you would like to change, liquid rhinoplasty can be an effective non-surgical treatment to alter the shape and dimensions of the nasal bridge and/or nostrils. These subtle changes can a straighten a hump in the nose, fill in hollow areas, address contour irregularities, or simply make the nose more proportional to the rest of the face. Since there is no surgery or downtime necessary, many individuals use injection rhinoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance before events and celebrations, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, or holidays.
For patients seeking a minimally invasive alternative to nose surgery, a liquid rhinoplasty has the benefit of:
- An in-office treatment
- No anesthesia
- No recovery period or time off work
- Results almost immediately apparent
- No prolonged swelling
- Outcome can be reversed, if desired
Dr. Joe can listen to your concerns and help you decide whether a liquid rhinoplasty is the best option to help you achieve your goals. The best candidates for treatment are those who desire minor to moderate changes to the shape and/or appearance of their nose. For more extensive adjustments to the nasal framework, a surgical rhinoplasty may be able to more effectively address your concerns.
How Does a Liquid Rhinoplasty Treatment Work?
Depending on which areas you would like to improve, your custom treatment plan will consist of one or more hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. These fillers, which include advanced formulations from JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®, do not require an allergy test. While many of the injectables utilized in a liquid rhinoplasty already include a numbing agent in the solution, a local anesthetic can also be applied to the treatment sites prior to injection, if preferred. In any case, most patients report little to no discomfort during the process.
Using an ultra-fine needle, the selected dermal fillers will be meticulously injected into the targeted areas until the desired aesthetic is achieved. The entire session usually takes less than an hour, depending on your specific goals. You may resume your daily routine as soon as treatment is over.
How Long Will a Liquid Rhinoplasty Last?
Results from a non-surgical rhinoplasty are temporary and typically last as long as 6 to 12 months, depending on which fillers are utilized. As your body naturally breaks down the hyaluronic acid solution, your appearance will return to its usual state. However, touch-up treatments from Dr. Joe can help preserve the outcome of a liquid rhinoplasty. If you would like to achieve more enduring results that do not require retreatment, rhinoplasty surgery can more extensively alter the nose shape for an outcome that lasts indefinitely.
How Much Does a Liquid Rhinoplasty Cost?
Injection rhinoplasty costs approximately $1,000 to $1,900 depending on the fillers used and the amount of product necessary to achieve your goals. While it is impossible to provide an exact estimate without assessing your concerns in person, rest assured that a member of our team will provide you with a personalized quote once you visit our practice. If you would like to pay for your treatment in smaller installments rather than a lump sum, Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery accepts plastic surgery financing from CareCredit® and ALPHAEON™ Credit, two leading healthcare lending companies that can make your expenses more manageable. Once approved through the fast application process, qualified patients can choose from a selection of low- to no-interest payment plans for the best arrangement to suit their budgetary concerns. Please don’t hesitate to call our practice if you have any questions about the price of a liquid rhinoplasty.
Questions? Contact our practice today to learn more about injection rhinoplasty, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joe.