For those who are looking to alter their nose, but are not necessarily ready to commit to the permanence of a surgical rhinoplasty, there are options for non-surgical rhinoplasty in Toronto to be considered. Typically, non-surgical options involve injecting dermal fillers into the nose to get a glimpse of how altering the nose will enhance facial appearance, temporarily.
As with any procedure, it is important to choose a highly skilled surgeon who specializes in the procedure. Dr. Solomon is well known for his experience in both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty in Toronto. Dr. Solomon is an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery for nearly 20 years in Toronto, while also treating patients from across Ontario and Canada.
A popular type of dermal filler often used in non-surgical rhinoplasty in Toronto is Restylane. Restylane is a clear liquid gel made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar compound that naturally occurs in the body and stimulates collagen synthesis. This type of filler is very soft, safe and completely reversible. It is usually used in the bridge and nasal tip.
Radiesse is another type of filler. Unlike Restylane, Radiesse is made up of a synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite. This is a compound that is equivalent to natural ground bone. The consistency of Radiesse is thicker than hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane. Radiesse is injected deep into the soft tissue of the skin. Since the injection stimulates collagen production, and deposition of collagen into the tissues, the results tend to be more long lasting.
The effects of Radiesse injections can generally last anywhere from 12-18 months. For those who are unhappy with the results of Radiesse, it can challenging to do a revision before it has worn off as it can compromise circulation to the tip of the nose, which can cause serious complications.
Although both options are typically safe, Restylane is usually preferred for non-surgical rhinoplasty. This is partly due to the higher safety factor that comes with using Restylane. It also has a lower chance of developing infection.
Furthermore, the fact that Restylane can easily be dissolved, and reversed if the results are not as expected, often makes it the preferred choice. By injecting another medicine, Restylane can be completely removed within 24 hours.
It is also one of the easiest fillers to mould and shape as desired. The key advantage of Radiesse tends to be the fact that it is longer lasting. However, it is typically more difficult to inject due to its dense nature and also cannot be reversed until it wears off.
For patients who are considering non-surgical rhinoplasty in Toronto, but are anxious about the results, the first step is to have a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. At Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, he performs detailed assessments of the internal and external structures of the nose to evaluate which type of filler would be best suited to your individual needs.
When choosing between fillers such as Restylane or Radiesse, Dr. Solomon is able to draw on his years of expertise and experience to provide detailed explanations of the risk and benefits of each, to ensure you are confident in the choice you make.
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