The nose is located at the center of the face, which means it is often one of the first things people notice about you when meeting you. However, if your nose does not “fit” with the rest of your face, it can throw off your facial symmetry. Thankfully, the rhinoplasty procedure, whether surgical rhinoplasty or nonsurgical, can help to correct many irregularities of the nose for a boost in confidence.

While rhinoplasty surgery is the most effective and comprehensive solution to changing the appearance of the nose, there is also the option of nonsurgical rhinoplasty. While many people may think that any nonsurgical procedure is better because there is less downtime required, this is not necessarily true if you are looking for noticeable, long-lasting results. Read on for more information regarding nonsurgical and surgical rhinoplasty, and the results each procedure can achieve.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a more recent treatment option that allows surgeons to improve the appearance of patient’s noses without surgery. This procedure uses dermal filler to correct a pronounced bump on the bridge of the nose. However, this is really the only issue that this technique can fix, as filler cannot help to thin out the nose, reshape the nose, or correct the appearance of the nostrils. And because dermal fillers are temporary, results usually only last for 6-9 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.

Surgical Rhinoplasty

Surgical rhinoplasty can create both dramatic and subtle changes to the appearance of the nose, depending on the patient’s desires. These changes may range from smoothing out bumps or depressions on the bridge or tip of the nose, reducing the size and position of the nose, narrowing the bridge of the nose, changing the size or shape of the tip of the nose, widening or narrowing the nostrils, adjusting the angle between the nose and upper lip, straightening the septum to improve breathing, and much more.

Also, because this procedure is surgical, the results will be long-lasting, so you can feel confident about your new nose for years to come.

Overall, if you are looking for a long-lasting and noticeable solution to your nose irregularities, a surgical rhinoplasty is the best choice. Get started on your rhinoplasty journey by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gilpin today!