No of treatments
Dependent on your Requirements
From £530 in Southern Clinics. From £470 for the rest of UK
5 - 10 min
No makeup for 2 hours or glasses for 2 days after treatment
WHAT TREATMENT DO WE OFFER FOR LIQUID RHINOPLASTY?
We inject a reversible hyaluronic acid dermal filler Perfectha Subskin (Galderma Defyne for our US patients) above the dorsal hump to fill above a bump to give the illusion of a straight nose, and sometimes under the columella (the base of the nose) to give lift. We can also inject into and around cartilage deformities of the nose, as appropriate to the individual patient and their individual needs. The overall effect is a smoother, streamlined and smaller looking nose.
The nose never, ever looks bigger, as you can see from our results – although we’re asked this all the time. We never make the nose look larger, and indeed the contrary is true as a straight, smooth nose always looks smaller... but we cannot do any work to the width of the tip of the nose. We can lift it slightly though and sometimes add definition, to make it appear narrower.
WHAT IS THE DOWN TIME? IS IT THE SAME AS SURGERY?
There is little to no downtime. It’s very different to surgery. Immediately after the treatment, the nose is shiny and a little red – which is to be expected when there are needles involved. This settles within a couple of hours, and you can apply makeup safely after only an hour. It’s highly unlikely anyone will be able to tell you’ve had work done. We do use needles, but we often use cannulas – meaning there is only one entry point for the whole procedure. This is a blunt vessel which distributes filler far more safely than a needle, causing far less trauma to the surrounding tissue.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Unbelievably, the injecting procedure itself takes only 5 minutes or so! The filler lasts approximately 12-18 months, although it varies according to the individual of course. We offer a half price top-up service within 6 months of the original treatment
(*For a small fee we offer a top-up service within 3 weeks of the first sitting).
*The 3 week top up is only applicable on the full treatment, not the 6 month top up – as you can’t top up a top up.
Occasionally the nose will swell a little, meaning we stop filling as soon the area appears straight (regardless of what is causing this i.e filler or oedema). The swelling (if there is indeed any) resolves relatively quickly, and there may be a tiny 2 minute top up needed to replace the tiny area that was swollen. This is rare, but we are delighted to do this for a small fee within 3 weeks if requested, as mentioned.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE PROCESS FOR ME?
Because the vast majority of our patients come from others areas of the UK outside of the clinic itself, although it is compulsory to have a consultation for safety reasons, and in line with good medical practice - we are happy to perform consultations on the same day as the procedure, (is in accordance with aesthetic guidelines, as this is a non-surgical procedure). However, you are of course under no obligation to have treatment whatsoever. The entire appointment is only about 30 minutes long.
DOES IT HURT, AND/OR BRUISE?
Of course, every patient is different – and most patients say the discomfort is minimal and barely noticeable. Bruising isn’t impossible but only a small percentage of patients suffer from this as a result of the treatment. The most common complaint is puffiness and tenderness for a couple of days. Any discolouration can be covered with make-up, which can be safely applied an hour after treatment as mentioned earlier. The use of a cannula, significantly reduces these chances, as explained.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS TREATMENT?
You may experience minor lumpiness, or bruising even in experienced hands. The injections can be localised and temporary swelling and inflammation for a couple of days – as it’s a sensitive area! There is always a risk of vascular occlusion in all injections, which can be resolved quickly by dissolving. We use a non-permanent filler so complications will usually improve and resolve with time if you are unlucky enough to get one. However, every result can be tweaked in the requisite time period! All of the rhinoplasty fillers we use are fully reversible, instantly and we provide you with a 24/7 contact number should you need any reassurance (01772471478).