The Non Surgical 15 minute Nosejob, pioneered by Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, is a simple no downtime technique to change the shape of your nose with a few simple injections of a filler substance named Radiesse.
The procedure is done under numbing cream, takes 15 minutes, with virtually little or no pain, bruising or swelling. You can return to your work or social life immediately with instantaneous results. Radiesse is an FDA approved filler substance.
We have seen a shift in demand by patients from invasive procedures to minimally invasive procedures in the past decade. For example CO2 laser resurfacing which is the gold standard for laser rejuvenation has largely been replaced by gentle resurfacing with devices like Fraxel lasers.
Since we can use Botox to elevate the eyebrow, brow lifts are less popular as they once used to be. The non surgical nose 15 minute nose job is an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty for many individuals who wish to alter the shape of their nose or restore symmetry to their nose.
Ideal Candidate for the Procedure
Patients who wish to diminish the appearance of bumps on their nose.
Patients who have dents, hollowness or indentations, or have noses which look asymmetric.
Patients who have a flat nasal bridge, and wish to create a bridge or augment their original bridge. This is a very common request in the Asian and African American population.
Patients with droopy tips or downward appearing tips who wish to raise the tip of the nose.
Patients who have had surgical nose jobs in the past and are unhappy with the appearance of their noses.
Lastly there are those people who are not 100% emotionally and physically ready to undergo surgery and want to take the idea of a new nose for a “test run”. They can do this procedure to decide if a nose job is right for them to begin with.
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxyl appetite crystals which is very similar to the mineral found in bone and teeth, so it is an ideal substance to place in the nose
Radiesse is natural and 100% biodegradable.
There is no incidence of allergy to Radiesse, so there is no need for allergy testing.
Radiesse stays exactly where you place it. In other words, it does not migrate like some hyaluronic acid based fillers. This is extremely important for injection into the nose.
It lasts twice as long as most other fillers that we have available, approximately 1 year.
Other Uses for Radiesse
Dr. Rokhsar likes to use Radiesse for simultaneous chin augmentation. This is a complementary procedure to the non-surgical nose job. Radiesse is FDA approved for injecting into laugh lines and restoring volume to the face. Other uses include injection into marionette lines, and augmenting your cheek bone structure to restore a more youthful look. Some refer to this as the non-surgical face lift.
We are adding a substance, so can my nose look bigger?
A commonly asked question is whether this procedure can actually make one’s nose look bigger. This is not the case as by taking away nasal irregularities and creating more symmetry through nasal contouring, the nose actually looks smaller and more proportional to one’s face. The nose serves as a central focal point when we look at a person’s face. When you restore symmetry back to this important structure in the middle of the face it actually looks smaller in the facial frame. Another important point is that we can actually make noses appear narrower. The perceived width of the nose is highly influenced by the height of the nose, and if you create a taller nasal bridge, one’s nose appears much thinner.
Differences between the non-surgical nose job and traditional surgical rhinoplasty
Traditional rhinoplasty is a procedure done under IV sedation or general anesthesia with several weeks of down time, and a relatively painful recovery. Patients are routinely severely bruised for several weeks. The non surgical nosejob is done after only application of local numbing cream for about half an hour.
Unlike a rhinoplasty where the patient is unconscious, with this procedure, the patient is an active participant in the procedure. The patient has a mirror in his or her hand and can help guide the procedure.
There is virtually no down time, so one can return to work or social life immediately. People can be mildly swollen for a few days and rarely get slightly bruised. In a study which Dr. Rokhsar presented in October 2006 at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 50 percent of patients can get mild bruising which may last for 3 to 4 days and mild swelling for several days.
There is very little post op pain if any at all, unlike several weeks of pain involved with traditional surgery.
Just like the use of Botox has revolutionized the way we think of treating forehead and frown lines, this technique has revolutionized how we think of changing the shape of an individual’s nose. If you have always desired to have a smoother profile but have been apprehensive of surgery due to risks, pain and down time, then consider this non-surgical 15 minute nose job as an alternative procedure. Please make an appointment to discuss if the non-surgical (15 minute) nose job is right for.