Rhinoplasty has always been one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic procedures. However, the way in which this type of surgery is performed has changed dramatically over the years.
Advancements within the field, have introduced a number of non-surgical options for those looking to have their nose reshaped. With new techniques continually being introduced, patients now have more options than ever before. So, what could the future of nose reshaping hold and how do surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures differ?
Future rhinoplasty developments – what’s in store?
The nose reshaping procedure has undergone many improvements over the years. However, work is still being done to introduce even faster, safer and effective methods.
Researchers are currently working on a new type of nose job which they claim could be performed in just five minutes, using an electric current and needles. Designed to alter the tip of the nose, this minimally invasive procedure could be performed under local anaesthetic, avoiding the need for stitches and scarring.
At the moment, no human tests have been carried out to determine how effective the procedure could be. It’s only been carried out on animals, so there’s a long way to go before it’s introduced, if ever, onto the market.
Surgical rhinoplasty vs non-surgical nose reshaping
Patients do have a number of options available to help alter the shape and size of the nose. There are both surgical and non-surgical methods available.
Surgical rhinoplasty involves cutting into the nose, removing excess cartilage, or repositioning it depending upon the results required. It’s used for more complex reconstruction. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, on the other hand, typically involves an injection of temporary dermal filler. This is then moulded to eliminate any bumps or asymmetries. It only takes around 15 to 30 minutes and it presents much fewer risks than a surgical rhinoplasty procedure. The downside is that if you love the results, they aren’t permanent and so you’ll need regular top-ups. There are also limitations to the changes that can be made to the nose so there is only a certain sector of patients that will benefit from this procedure.
Which one is right for you?
The type of rhinoplasty that’s right for you will depend upon what you want to change about the nose. If you’re looking for dramatic, more permanent changes, a surgical rhinoplasty is the best option. However, if you can’t face going under the knife, or if you want to see how changes to the nose could look, the non-surgical nose reshaping procedure could be better for you.
Still not sure which procedure is right for you? Call 020 7183 1559 and book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley. He will be able to talk you through both types of procedures and recommend which one would be best suited to your requirements.