by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
March 22, 2013, 6:32 a.m.
What is a "10 Minute Nose Job"?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty ("10-minute nose job" using Restylane) by Dr. Kassir Correcting even minor deformities of the nose normally means spending an hour or several hours in surgery, waking up to two black eyes, and facing months of swellings and pain, not to mention results that can take a year or more to become visible.
Before and after Restylane to correct the scooped out look of her nose from a previous surgery
Dr. Kassir has pioneered a revolutionary, non-invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. By using injectable fillers, Dr. Kassir can correct the appearance of bumps, drooping tips, and cooked noses, safely and quickly without the risks and recovery normally associated with a nose job.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the top of the nose. Restylane, Radiesse or Artefill (according to your preference) is injected to camouflage imperfections by filling depressions and creating an even plane. This restores symmetry and makes your nose appear smaller (by blending in to the rest of your face) and more attractive. During the procedure you will have the opportunity to look at yourself in a mirror and see the results as they happen. You have complete control over the results of the procedure.
Before and after "10-minute nose job" with Restylane
The Non Surgical Nose Job procedure does not usually cause bruising or swelling, and there is no recovery period. The results of the procedure last 10 months to a year if Radiesse is used, six to eight months with Restylane, and are permanent if Dr. Kassir uses Artefill.
Patient had a previous Rhinoplasty and had come to Dr. Kassir because she was unhappy with the result and her breathing. Dr. Kassir performed a nonsurgical nose job to improve the nasal contour and her breathing. Traditional Rhinoplasty VS. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Traditional Rhinoplasty 1. Results are permanent 2. Potential risks include burising, swelling, scarring, infection, and anesthesia complications. 3. Recovery takes 2 weeks, final results may take up to a year. 4. Price - $4500 - $15,000, depending on what's being done. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty ("10-minute nose job") 1. Results last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. 2. Non-surgical rhinoplasty avoids the risks of surgery and has no effect on nasal breathing since it invloves only injection into the skin. During the procedure, you are fully awake. The procedure is temporary and there are no long term scarring complications. 3. Most patients return to work on the same day as the procedure. The results are immediate. There is no significant swelling or pain. Dr. Kassir advises against sunglasses or heavy eyeglasses for two weeks after the procedure, as the filler material becomes integrated into the skin of the nose.4. Price is $950 - $2500, depending on the filler and how much is being used.
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