Fillers are fast becoming the go to method of correcting deficiencies or asymmetries in our faces. And this is ever more evident with nose fillers.
Years ago, people had to turn to plastic surgery and rhinoplasty to correct or enhance or change the shape and structure of their noses. Rhinoplasty is still popular and provides a long term/permanent solution. However, the costs, downtime and recovery process of undergoing a major surgery are big factors to consider.
With the advent of nose fillers, we can correct, enhance and define a patient’s nose, without the high costs and downtime of a major surgery. And the effects can be seen immediately.
There has been an increasing trend towards getting nose fillers amongst Asian patients. In general, compared to Caucasians, most Asians have a flat or depressed nose bridge and a small nose tip. Nose fillers can be used to elevate and define a flat nose bridge. Fillers in general fill up a lack of volume/space (hence the term fillers). And so, areas of the nose (the bridge and tip) that are deficient in volume, can easily be filled up. This enhances the shape and structure of the nose, giving the patient the nose type that they desire.
How Long Is The Procedure
The procedure itself does not take long, from 10 to 15 minutes. Several small injections via a needle or cannula (blunt tipped needle) will be used.
As with any injection, there may be some bruising or swelling at the site of injection, but this is transient and will disappear after several hours. To ease any discomfort, numbing cream will be applied prior to the procedure.
What Kind Of Fillers Do We Use
At S Aesthetics Clinic, the nose fillers used for the nose are part of the Juvederm range by Allergan, in particular Volux. Volux is one of the newer products made by Allergan in recent years. Volux is ideal for the nose as it is firmer than other fillers and so provides better definition. It also lasts longer than other fillers.
Like the other fillers in the Juvederm range, Volux is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body and so there is almost a zero chance of rejection or allergies. The fillers are also dissolvable and so if any corrections need to be made, it can be done easily without the need for surgical intervention.
S Aesthetics is also proud to introduce Cleviel Contour, the latest HA filler on the market. Developed in Korea, Cleviel Contour has the highest HA content (50mg/ml). Together with its patented 4L cross linking technology, Cleviel Contour has a minimal risk of spreading and lasts longer than other fillers. This makes it ideal for shaping and contouring the nose.
What Is The Downtime
As mentioned above, other than slight bruising and swelling, there is little or no downtime and after the procedure, the patient can continue with his/her daily activities and routines. The only precaution that patients must take is not to go for any facial massage, especially in the first 72 hours after injection.HA fillers will integrate well with the tissues of the body, giving a natural look. This integration takes time however. Over a period of several days at least. During this time, before full integration has taken place, if there is any strong forces applied to the face (by massages or otherwise), the fillers may move/migrate or even flatten out and the shape of the nose can be distorted.
HA nose fillers can also be used to correct any asymmetry as well. Asymmetry in a nose can be a result of an old injury, a surgical complication or even a poorly done nose thread procedure.
Overall, nose fillers are an easy way to get the nose shape and height that many want, without the major complications of a surgery, all in under 20 minutes!
At S Aesthetics Clinic, we will do a thorough assessment and history and give you the optimal treatments available. Our skilled doctors will give you the desired outcome with minimal or no complications.
Dr Ashley Yuen
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