Dr. Shaw is a certified instructor in facial fillers, which are now being utilized not only to rejuvenate the face but also to perform non-surgical rhinoplasty to change the appearance of the nose without the downtime associated with a rhinoplasty operation.
The non-surgical nose job is a safe procedure performed in the office in about 15 minutes. Dr. Shaw will minimize your discomfort by using an topical anesthetic cream and then mixing an injectable anesthetic into the filler material.
Dr. Shaw uses his artistic skill and expertise with filler to inject material in very small amounts into precise anatomic areas of the nose. Dr. Shaw will then visit with you two to three weeks after the initial procedure to check that the results are perfect. If needed, small touch up injections are performed.
In this way, the non-surgical rhinoplasty can make a bumpy nose look smaller by camouflaging the bumps and straightening the profile. Dr. Shaw can also help straighten a crooked nose, raise a droopy tip and correct contour irregularities from post surgical rhinoplasty scarring. Correcting these imperfections makes the nose more symmetric and in harmony with the rest of the face. The nose blends in, is less noticeable and therefore appears smaller. Dr. Shaw’s goal is a nose that fits your unique face, is natural appearing, and that no one can tell that you had anything done.
This is an excellent technique for those who wish to avoid surgery, but it is not for everyone. The non-surgical nose job cannot correct an obstructed airway, straighten a crooked septum, or narrow the tip of the nose.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be an excellent option for the right patient. The advantages of this procedure include reduced downtime, ease of reversibility, and cost. However, not every nose can properly be addressed with this technique. Dr. Shaw will take photos and thoroughly explain the advantages and limits of any procedure with you.