Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedures: Everything You Need To Know

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One of the most effective ways to enhance your facial appearance, achieving the natural balance and proportionality you desire, is to make subtle alterations to the shape and structure of your nose.

The question is, can you achieve this goal without undergoing surgery? While surgery is required to achieve some goals, aesthetic enhancement of the nose can often be accomplished using a nonsurgical approach. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can often produce welcome results, without the need for anesthesia or for a prolonged recovery time.

Dr. Biesman has performed non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, for over a decade, treating patients throughout the Nashville area and around the world. Here is a brief guide to liquid rhinoplasty, sometimes known in lay terms as the “non-surgical nose job.” Keep in mind that the best way to learn about the procedure is to seek a one-on-one consultation from a qualified oculofacial plastic surgeon.

 

First, what is a liquid rhinoplasty?

A liquid rhinoplasty is a procedure in which a soft tissue filler (specifically a hyaluronic acid filler as opposed to a permanent filler) is used to change the appearance of the nose.

A skilled, knowledgeable surgeon like Dr. Biesman can use liquid rhinoplasty to provide patients with striking, natural-looking results. For example, liquid rhinoplasty can be used to reduce the appearance of a hump in the nose. Note that liquid rhinoplasty cannot actually make the nose smaller; for this, you would need a surgical rhinoplasty. However, when fillers are injected into either side of the hump, they can produce a smoother, less prominent appearance. In other words, though fillers cannot make the nose physically smaller, they can help it to appear smaller.

Liquid rhinoplasty procedures can also be used to lift the tip of a nose that has dropped downward. For noses that are curved to the right or to the left, fillers can cause the nose to look straighter. And, liquid fillers can address little indentations in the nose, whether at the tip or further up, closer to the nasal root.

What are the Risks Associated with Liquid Rhinoplasty?

Before having liquid rhinoplasty procedures performed, patients should be aware of some potential risks. The nose is considered to be a high-risk area for injections. This is because the blood supply to the nose, along with the blood vessels that travel within the nose, can be variable in position and can even be connected to the eye and to the brain. As such, stroke, blindness, and death are potential risks of liquid rhinoplasty.

These complications are exceedingly rare. However, the severity of these complications underscores just how important it is for liquid rhinoplasty to be performed by real experts. Skilled providers with the appropriate experience can minimize the risks associated with liquid rhinoplasty injections. Dr. Biesman has more than a decade of experience performing these procedures, and takes the appropriate precautions to safeguard his patients.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty?

Before you commit to liquid rhinoplasty, it is important to verify that you are well-qualified for a safe, successful procedure.

The best candidates for liquid rhinoplasty are content with the size of their nose, but have things they’d like to change about the shape or the structure of the nose. If you are looking to make your nose physically smaller, liquid rhinoplasty is not the right option for you.

Additionally, those who have nasal scars from previous traumas may find that liquid rhinoplasty provides them with some improvement. This depends on the type of scarring.

Liquid rhinoplasty is an especially good option for patients who wish to change the appearance of their noses, but who are ambivalent or even reticent about having surgery.

The best way to determine whether liquid rhinoplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation with an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Biesman, who can tell you more about the procedure and its potential benefits. If your needs would be better addressed through surgical intervention, Dr. Biesman will not hesitate to advise you accordingly and to refer you to a skilled plastic surgeon.

What Should I Expect from the Procedure?

As for the procedure itself, liquid rhinoplasty is actually very simple and straightforward, requiring just a few injections around the nose. The procedure can bring some mild discomfort, but there is no need for patients to pre-medicate. Topical numbing solutions are used to minimize pain. Most patients tolerate liquid rhinoplasty very well, and are very happy with the final results.

What About the Recovery from Liquid Rhinoplasty?

There is always going to be a little bit of swelling following a liquid rhinoplasty procedure. It may take up to two weeks for this swelling to fully subside, though most of the time, this is swelling that only the patient will really notice. Additionally, patients can anticipate some tenderness and discomfort. Bruising can also occur, though it is fairly uncommon.

Dr. Biesman typically recommends against having a liquid rhinoplasty and then heading immediately back to work or other activities. However, most patients are ready to resume their normal activities the day following their procedure.

There is not a lot that patients need to do in terms of post-operative care, though cold compresses can be helpful in the hours immediately following the procedure.

Dr. Biesman recommends that patients return for a follow-up appointment about two weeks after their procedure, allowing both the patient and Dr. Biesman to verify that they are happy with the results. Occasionally, this follow-up visit may entail some touch-up treatments, creating subtle adjustments to the nasal appearance.

Learn More About Getting Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

If you think getting a non-surgical nose job sounds promising, the next step is to seek the expertise of an experienced provider. Dr. Biesman has more than 25 years of experience in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, and would love to speak with you about the benefits of liquid rhinoplasty. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Biesman today.

Jawline Contouring and Slimming: Jawline Filler or Jawline Botox?

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Over time, many men and women become dissatisfied with the appearance of their jawline.
Sometimes, the problem is that they lose some of their jawline’s definition. In other cases, the
appearance of saggy skin, or “jowling,” can result in a facial appearance that is less trim and
youthful.

For patients who feel like their facial appearance is compromised by problems with the jawline,
a number of non-surgical solutions are available. Dr. Biesman sees many patients who wish to
improve their jawline aesthetics, and generally recommends either the use of a jawline filler or
jawline Botox.

But what’s the difference between these two treatment options? And which injectable
treatment is right for you, a jawline filler or jawline Botox? The best way to find out is to meet
with Dr. Biesman, who will carefully evaluate your facial appearance and recommend
treatment based on his clinical expertise.


Understanding the Options for Jawline Contouring

As you prepare to meet with Dr. Biesman, it may be helpful to have a little more background
about each of these treatment options, and what to expect from each one.


The Uses of Jawline Fillers

Jawline fillers are really just soft tissue fillers, and usually can be used elsewhere on the body,
as well. Crucially, this does not mean that all soft tissue fillers can be used along the jawline.
Effective jawline fillers must be relatively strong fillers, like those that might be used to contour
the cheek or the chin. These fillers need to be strong because they bring greater definition to
the jawline.

Another use of fillers in this area is not just to contour along the jawline. By injecting fillers at
the back of the jawline, it is possible to achieve a lift. This is a neat way to correct some of the
sagging that happens along the jowls.

To recap, then, jawline fillers can do a few different things. They can provide a contouring
effect, creating a jawline that appears stronger. In making a jawline stronger, fillers can offer a
more distinct transition from the cheek to the neck. And, fillers can give lift to the jawline.

In many to most cases, Dr. Biesman injects along the jawline for contouring and definition; at
the back of the jawline to achieve lift; and at the point where the cheek transitions to the chin,
helping to camouflage sagging jowls.

What About Jawline Botox?
Alternatively, consider the uses of jawline Botox.

Botox injections are used in the jawline when the angle of the jaw begins to appear somewhat
blunted. By using Botox along the upper part of the neck and the jawline, Dr. Biesman can
furnish patients with contouring and even a little bit of lifting to the neck. Botox is typically used
to address problems of definition, not problems of lost volume.


The Differences Between Jawline Fillers vs. Jawline Botox

Though these injectable treatments are not necessarily mutually exclusive, most patients need
either Botox or filler along the jawline. Occasionally, a patient may actually benefit from both.

Fillers are used when the jawline contour has been lost, either due to bony erosion or weight
gain, resulting in the neck and jaw becoming indistinct in their transition. Jawline fillers may
also be used when patients want to get a noticeable lift at the back of the jawline.

If someone has a fairly well-defined jawline that is becoming increasingly blunt, and they have
very strong neck muscles that pull along the jawline and blunt it further, that’s when Botox is
likely to be more helpful. Patients in this category typically do not need volume added to the
jawline, which is what a dermal filler would do. These patients simply need better definition.


Considering the Risks of Jawline Filler and Jawline Botox

There are very few side effects to be expected from either of these treatments. Many patients
will experience some mild bruising, which is a common side effect of any kind of injectable.
Additionally, patients who get fillers will often experience some soreness along the jawline. This
is usually not an issue with Botox.

Ultimately, when administered by a skilled clinician, both of these treatments have very little in
the way of side effects. They are safe options to achieve the desired jawline contouring results.


Deciding Between a Jawline Filler or Jawline Botox

Many patients are aware of the importance of jawline aesthetics to their overall appearance,
and wish to know more about the options available to address jowling, sagging, lack of
definition, and related concerns.

The good news is that there are non-surgical options available, including both jawline fillers and
jawline Botox. When you join Dr. Biesman for a consultation, he will evaluate your jawline and
neck, listen to your aesthetic goals, and let you know which of these treatments is the best
option for achieving your objectives.


What to Expect from Jawline Fillers or Jawline Botox

As you consider having a non-surgical jawline contouring procedure, it’s only natural to wonder
what kind of results you can expect, and how long those results will last.

Simply put, patients who see Dr. Biesman for either of these procedures can expect better
definition of the jawline; minimization of the appearance of jowling; and a more distinct
transition from the cheek to the neck.

Jawline Botox tends to last for about three or four months, much like it does in other areas of
the face. Jawline fillers, on the other hand, typically last a year or more.


Achieve the Defined Jawline You’ve Always Wanted

The aesthetics of your jawline can make a big impact on your overall facial appearance. And
thankfully, there are non-surgical options available to correct common issues like jowling and
lost definition.

The best way to pursue a defined jawline is to meet with Dr. Biesman, who has over 25 years of
expertise treating patients with fillers and Botox. Dr. Biesman will determine the treatment
option that’s best for you. To schedule an appointment, contact our office at your next
opportunity.