Nose fillers, also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty or liquid rhinoplasty, are a minimally-invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty for those looking to improve the appearance of their nose.
What Are Nose Dermal Fillers?
This procedure involves injecting dermal fillers at a licensed medical clinic to augment and enhance the shape, correct asymmetries, or address other aesthetic concerns of the nose bridge and tip without the need for surgery.
While Dermal fillers can be made from various materials, Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used ingredient which is then injected into the skin to add volume, fill in wrinkles, and enhance facial features. Dermal fillers are primarily used for non-surgical facial rejuvenation and aesthetic purposes.
How Does It Work?
Dermal fillers are used to redefine your nose through a series of injections. This gel-like filler, usually hyaluronic acid-based, is injected under your skin’s surface in areas where additional volume is needed to contour and sculpt the nose.
Dermal fillers are not permanent – they typically last from 6 months to a year and gradually slowly metabolizes over time. The longevity of dermal fillers depends on several factors, including the type of filler used, the location of the injection, and an individual’s metabolism.
Nose filler injection is a relatively simple procedure compared to surgical rhinoplasty.
A consultation with a plastic surgeon in Singapore is necessary to discuss the expectations and results one wishes to achieve, and also allow the doctor to determine the type and amount of filler needed to achieve your desired results while ensuring a natural look. Before the procedure, your nose and the surrounding area will be cleaned, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimise discomfort during the injection. Some fillers also contain a local anaesthetic to enhance comfort.
The doctor will carefully inject the filler into specific areas of the nose using a fine needle or cannula. The injections are typically placed at various points to enhance the nose’s shape, symmetry, and overall appearance. During the session, the doctor may pinch or massage the injected fillers to mould the fillers accordingly.
The entire procedure takes about 15 to 45 minutes, after which you can resume your daily activities.
Areas that can be treated with nose filler include:
Dermal filler injections can be administered into any of the aforementioned areas to modify the shape or contour of your nose.
Nose filler in Singapore can achieve the following effects:
- Smoothen small bumps on your nose
- Enhance your nose’s tip
- Increase the height of your nose bridge
- Lift your nose’s tip
- Elongate your columella
You should remember that if you desire your nose to become smaller or smoothen prominent nasal bumps, then nose fillers won’t be the ideal procedure.
Risks And Side Effects
Like any other medical procedure, nose fillers may also carry some side effects. As with any injection, these may show up right after dermal fillers are administered. Common side effects include tenderness, redness, bruising, and swelling. It is normal to experience these side effects and they will usually resolve on their own in a few days after treatment.
Another potential side effect is filler migration – the transfer of injected filler to other areas of your nose apart from the injection site, leading to an overfilled appearance. Hence, the right injection techniques and placement of dermal fillers in the right layer of the skin are crucial to prevent filler migration.
Although the adverse effects of nose fillers are generally minor, there may be some associated risk of severe complications, particularly when not done by a qualified professional. Serious side effects might occur if the filler is mistakenly inserted into a blood vessel. Hence, choosing a licensed aesthetic clinic with plastic surgeons who have an in-depth understanding of the skin and nasal anatomy will decrease the risk of unwanted side effects.
Some severe complications can include:
- Vision loss
- Tissue necrosis
- Vascular complications
Consult your practitioner immediately if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Blurred visions
- Progressive bruising or redness
- Allergic reactions such as hives
What To Expect After Nose Fillers?
After undergoing a nose filler injection, you may experience some pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. However, these side effects will start to fade away in a couple of hours. Applying a cold compress to the area gently can help to bring down swelling and redness more quickly. Generally, it takes two weeks for the results to show after the complete recession of redness or bruising.
Most of the dermal filler gets broken down naturally around six to nine months after treatment. It is important to note that facial fillers, including nose fillers, are not permanent and will require periodic repetition to maintain their effect.
How Long Do They Last?
The duration of the results for the nose fillers using hyaluronic acid as an ingredient may last from 9 – 12 months. At Dream Plastic Surgery, only HSA-registered dermal fillers are used for treatments.
Hyaluronic acid can be found in your body naturally. There are enzymes in your body that can gradually break down hyaluronic acid filler, leading to its disappearance with time. In order for the results to be sustained, it is advised that you repeat the procedure before the absorption of all the fillers.
There is no exact time for your fillers to last, and their duration would vary between people. Some factors that influence how quickly fillers dissolve include your lifestyle, exercise habits, whether you smoke, the kind of food you eat, and the natural metabolic rate of your body.
The type of nose filler is also a key factor that will determine how long they last. From the assortment of brands and manufacturers available, the doctor will help determine the type that suits your desired results.
Treatment Cost For Dermal Fillers
The total price of your treatment is influenced by:
- The type of filler
- Your surgeon’s or doctor’s expertise
- The need for post-treatment consultations
However, nose filler prices in Singapore can generally range between $700 and $1200 per syringe.
Getting nose fillers done in Singapore is considered a safe and comfortable procedure to undertake. However, what’s crucial is to choose a certified doctor for your treatment. You can consider a board-certified plastic surgeon or certified medical doctor who is trained in administering dermal filler injections to carry out your treatment.
Consult a doctor at Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery for a detailed and personalised assessment of your non-surgical nose job and get a proper understanding of the risks and side effects before making your final decision.
About Dream Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery
Bespoke surgical for cosmetic or medical reasons is what Dream covers to bring out the beauty in every individual. Going beyond the aesthetics and working on physical anomalies are what we value the most in leading our patients to cherish self-improvement and confident lifestyles.
Derived from Associate Professor Vincent Yeow’s long-standing experience performing plastic surgery in Singapore, our treatment plans deliver physical remodelling in our patients’ favour. One of the notable remodellings is droopy eyelid correction. The ptosis surgery used for treatment eventually fixes drooping eyelids, improves vision and enhances appearance.
Most importantly, as a trustworthy plastic surgery and aesthetic clinic, we treasure positive and natural outcomes for each individual. We will ensure to deliver the beauty refinement of your dream without compromising your safety and privacy.