This nose was missing some of its middle section, along the dorsum.
I reconstructed it by placing an artificial material in the
There are many materials that can be used successfully to build up part of
the nose. Some of the materials are natural (the patient's own bone or
cartilage, stolen from another part of the body), and some are artificial.
I generally prefer the artificial materials, at least today, for several
reasons. One of the most important reasons is that a soft, artificial
material can sit in the nose without showing a sharp edge or corner.
Smoother materials can make the nose look more natural.
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Am I a candidate for non surgical rhinoplasty?
So I've been considering rhinoplasty, but I am much more in favor of a non invasive non surgical procedure. I was wondering if I would be a candidate and benefit for a nonsurigical nose job
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Nope, nope, nope. No non-surgical rhinoplasty for you
I'll throw my hat in the ring with the other physician posters who said not to have a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Understanding non-surgical rhinoplasty is easy. Stuff is injected into the nose; the nose looks bigger. If you want your nose to look smaller, non-surgical rhinoplasty is the wrong approach.
In fact, non-surgical rhinoplasty is reasonable only in the very very rarest of cases -- usually after previous surgery, when a persistent dent that cannot be further corrected with surgery can be lifted with a tiny, tiny amount of filler, like 1/100 of a cc or so. It's a way to salvage a minuscule improvement when further surgery is not a good idea.
Also, in general, you shouldn't have a non-surgical rhinoplasty from a doctor who does not regularly do *standard* rhinoplasty. If the doctor *only* does *non-surgical* rhinoplasties, then he likely will recommend one to you when I wouldn't think it reasonable.
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