Safe Practices in Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

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There are a lot of benefits to using non-surgical Rhinoplasty (NSR) like procedure time (it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to do the procedure), there is no essential down time, the procedure is certainly affordable and the general risk of it is low comparing to rhinoplasty.

Nasal anatomy and vascular anatomy that are related to NSR will be discussed in the webinar. You must avoid getting the needle into vessels like the Dorsal nasal artery, Angular artery, Lateral nasal artery, and Superior labial artery because the likelihood of having blindness is fairly high and we want to prevent that however possible.

We have a lot of options to augment the nose like fat, silicone, polyacrylamide (Aquamid), and calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), but HA (hyaluronic acid) is what we use. It is industry-standard, cohesive, malleable, and most importantly reversible so if we have an emergency in terms of vascular compromise, we at least have a chance of reversing the issue. We use 22-gauge SoftFill cannulas to do the procedure.

The ideal patient for NSR should be a patient that has reasonable expectations, thin nasal skin which is the key because if you have thin nasal skin you will be able to appreciate underlying bony architecture a lot better, you also want to treat a smaller nose and patient with no surgical history.

NSR has a few limitations. It can’t help you with big noses or patients with thick sebaceous, fibrous tip skin that will not elevate well with filler and we won’t get the optimal result.

NSR contraindications are pretty much general. Locoregional infection, surgical history, and unreasonable expectations. Infection, asymmetries/lumps/nodules, visible product, and inflammatory nodules are some NSR risks. You can lower the risks by knowing the anatomy, pre-localizing the treatment areas, using a good technique, and being suitably trained.

We will teach you how to manage the complications of non-surgical rhinoplasty (NSR) and also show you a video of an NSR procedure, the technique to do it, and the results.