Your nose is one of the first features that someone sees when they look at you. When you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose though, it can really end up knocking your self-confidence.

While rhinoplasty was once the only way to correct your nose, today there are two non-surgical options too. Let’s look at the key differences between these two procedures.

Nose fillers explained

During this procedure, an injection containing hyaluronic acid is used to add volume to and sculpt the nose. Since hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, it’s very safe. Once the nose area has been numbed, the filler will be injected into the bridge and the tip of the nose.

Side effects

Patients can expect some mild bruising and redness around the injection points. Some bruising is also possible but all side effects subside within a day or two.

Infection and vascular complications are also possible but only if the treatment is carried out by an inexperienced injector, which is why it’s important to research clinics in your area before you schedule a treatment.

Results

Most nose fillers can last up to a year but if you continue to receive regular treatments from the best plastic surgeon in Paramatta, Dr Peter Laniewski, your results can last as long as 3 years.  The longevity of the results are also largely dependent on the individual.

Nose thread lift explained

Another way to change the shape of your nose is to use polydioxanone (PDO) threads that are 100% bio-compatible and absorbable.

Since this treatment can be performed in under an hour, it is often referred to as a “lunchtime nose job.” Since no downtime is required, patients can return to their usual activities following their appointment.

Once the nose area has been numbed, a fine thread is placed along the nasal bridge to alter the height and septum. The threads are placed underneath the skin, which not only elevates the bridge of the nose but stimulates collagen production too.

Every patient will require a different number of threads to achieve the desired result.

Side effects

Patients can expect some swelling and pain directly after their surgery but these side effects will subside over a few days.

Results

On average, patients of the best plastic surgeon in Paramatta, Dr Peter Laniewski, can expect to enjoy the results of their treatment for 1 – 2 years. However, if a repeat treatment is scheduled 9 months after the first treatment, the results can last a lot longer.

Since collagen production is a benefit of this procedure, some permanent lifting can be expected.

Which procedure is better?

Even though this is a valid question, there isn’t really an answer to this as there are benefits and risks associated with both procedures.

Although you can opt to receive one procedure or the other, some cosmetic surgeons will combine the two procedures to achieve the most desirable results.

Regardless of the treatment you choose, you can expect to enjoy a more beautiful, defined nose.