Non-surgical nose jobs using Radiesse®, a cosmetic filler, represent a new alternative for patients who want to change the shape of their nose while avoiding invasive surgery. The benefits of using Radiesse injections rather than a surgical procedure include a faster procedure and recovery time, along with reduced pain and soreness. This may be the right option for you if you are seeking minor or moderate changes in the shape of your nose and don't want to go under the knife.
Non-surgical nose jobs involve injecting the nose with a cosmetic solution. Radiesse, one of the most popular options for injectable nose jobs, is used to even out bumps and imperfections by "filling in" depressions from the inside. Nose reshaping using Radiesse can smooth out sharp angles, fill depressions, or change the shape of the nose tip.
The Radiesse nose job procedure
The procedure to inject Radiesse into the nose takes about fifteen or twenty minutes. This procedure uses a fine needle and is nearly pain-free. Unlike traditional nose jobs, it does not require anesthesia, only a topical numbing cream. The Radiesse is injected into targeted areas all over the nose. Then, patients are free to go home, with little to no downtime. After Radiesse injections, the nose does not need to be bandaged. The possible side effects of Radiesse injections in the nose include slight redness, swelling, or tenderness, which should go away in a day or two.
The results of Radiesse nose jobs last about one to two years, although some results of Radiesse injections may be visible for as long as 5 or 6 years. It is one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers currently available. The cost usually ranges from $1,000 to $2,000, depending on the amount of Radiesse required to achieve the desired results, among other factors. Many patients are using this procedure as a way to "test drive" the potential results of rhinoplasty.
For the past several years, Radiesse has been marketed as a wrinkle filler to treat facial lines and wrinkles. It is now FDA-approved for chin augmentation and nose reshaping. Radiesse consists of a gel containing calcium hydroxylapatite spheres. This material stimulates the body to grow collagen, which provides skin volume, flexibility, and strength. Even after the Radiesse has been absorbed by the body, this natural collagen will continue to provide long-lasting results.