The figures that the American Association of Plastic Surgeons published say that over 30 000 nose jobs are done every year in the USA. That is a significant number. It is no wonder that the technology and methodology for this type of surgery develops quickly. New methods and new surgical procedures are tried and invented every day. Today, more than ever, it is fast and quick to reshape your nose. The procedure is popularly called “lunch hour nose job.”
What Does Procedure Involve?
The procedure is non-surgical. This means that skin will be left intact, as well as the bone structure. The procedure involves injecting the fillers around the nasal bone, so that the shape of the nose is improved and made to look more symmetrical and straight. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient of these fillers. This is a substance that out bodies already have, so it feels more natural. The doctor injects the fillers while the patient is under the local anesthetics. While the doctor shapes the gel-like filler and the appearance of the nose, the patient is awake and aware. The procedure is painless.
Who Can Have This Procedure?
There aren’t many restrictions to who can have or cannot have this procedure. Obviously, this is something that only adults can do. The procedure is not recommended for the underage for two reasons. First, you need to consent for this kind of procedure. Secondly nasal bones grow throughout the teenage period and they change a lot. Adding fillers to the landscape of your face that is still forming may cause unpredictable results. Also, potential patients need to make sure that they are not allergic to any of the substances that are contained in the fillers.
What are the Effects?
Unfortunately, this type of procedure cannot shrink the nose. It is not surgical and the existing bone structure is not tempered with. Small noses and crooked noses can be altered by it. Fillers stretch the skin that covers them and the bone at the same time, ironing all the bumps and imperfections. The nose looks symmetrical and straight. Effects and expectations are to be discussed with the doctor that performs the procedure. The downside is that the non-surgical nose job is not permanent. The gel-like substance is eventually broken down in your body and the effects gradually disappear. It takes your body a year to absorb the Hyaluronic acid.
What are the Costs?
Different doctors will give different prices. Either way, the procedure is at least 10 times cheaper than the surgical procedure. The rehabilitation process is also cheap and short, which makes it more appealing than going under the knife. A couple of hundred dollars will cover the cost of the surgery. There is no real recovery period. That is why the nickname “lunch hour nose job” exists. Experts say that the talk and the discussion about the surgery lasts longer than the procedure itself. The redness and the tenderness lessen within an hour.
Only a doctor can perform this type of procedure. They need to talk you through and explain it to you before you undergo it. While the procedure last only 15 minutes, or so, the results aren’t permanent, as well. Take that into consideration before undergoing this procedure and spending your next lunch break at your doctor’s office.