Nose Augmentation

What is a Nose-job?

The nose job, medically known as rhinoplasty, is a procedure that is undertaken to reshape the contours of a person’s nose at Mediya Clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It aims to make the nose appear more aesthetically pleasing with the focus being placed being on proportionality with the rest of the face. It can also deal with structural defects of the nose to repair impaired breathing.

The conventional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure done by plastic surgeons and this is the procedure most people refer to when talking about a nose job. But there now exists a non-surgical rhinoplasty which uses injectable fillers to achieve the same aim without the trouble of a surgery. These fillers have been used for lips and cheeks but only fairly recently has it been used to improve the appearance of a nose.

When do you know you need a Nose Job?

There are two main reasons for why someone would need a nose job. Firstly, a person would want a rhinoplasty if they are not happy with how their nose looks. Secondly, a person may have structural abnormalities in the nose that cause breathing difficulties and can only be amended with a rhinoplasty.

From an aesthetic point of view, the following reasons may prompt someone to opt for a nose job:

  • Changing the size of the nose to look more in harmony with the rest of the face
  • Presence of depression or humps on the bridge of the nose
  • Modifying the width of the nose bridge or nostril position
  • Correcting the nasal tip which may be in displeasing positions for example being too hooked or upturned
  • An asymmetrical nose

It must be kept in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect nose. The shape of the nose must be looked wholly in the context of the face taking into account the proportion and balance of facial complexion. This is why sometimes people who undergo rhinoplasties are also told to have chin implants to balance the face.

It is best to speak to a doctor regarding your wants and expectations so you can be advised on whether the treatment is appropriate and that your outlook on results is realistic.

How do you know you are a good candidate for Nose-job over Rhinoplasty?

Generally speaking, there are two considerations to think of when deciding between the non-surgical rhinoplasty over the traditional surgical method.

Firstly, one would have to consider which is the more effective technique to deal with the imperfection that needs correcting. The traditional rhinoplasty being the gold standard is able to deal with many regions of the nose including the nasal septum where there are deviations. This doesn’t mean that the non-surgical rhinoplasty is not useful. In fact, it can be adequately effective in a majority of the usual cosmetic cases. For example, the fillers can be used to correct bumps and depression in the nose bridge. It can also deal with nose tips. As for making a nose size look smaller, although a filler technically increases the nose volume, the contour shaping by the fillers makes use of lighting angles to make the nose look smaller.

Secondly, it boils down to the patient’s preference and views regarding surgery. Some individuals are willing to undergo surgery to get radical changes in their looks while other prefer a less invasive method as long as the results are satisfactory.

Speaking to your doctor will help you decide between the two options.

How is a non-surgical nose job a better alternative than Rhinoplasty?

There a few advantages of opting for the non-surgical rhinoplasty:

  • No downtime. You can resume your work and daily activities immediately after the injection of the fillers. Only avoid strenuous activity on the day of the procedure.
  • Painless or mildly uncomfortable at most. The doctor will apply a numbing cream before proceeding with the injections to make the procedure more comfortable for you.
  • The doctor can make use of temporary fillers and this can be both a pro and a con depending on how an individual sees it. It can be advantageous if you are testing the waters and is not ready to undergo surgery for a permanent change in the nose architecture.
  • Cost. Again, this is dependent on the individual. A surgical nose job is more expensive but it is also a one off procedure. Temporary nose fillers will need redoing to maintain the changes achieved.

How long does the non-surgical nose-job last?

The fillers used in the injections can be temporary or permanent. Temporary fillers typically last between one or two years. They are also easily reversible. Permanent fillers can be done but will take a few sessions to ensure precision.

What is the recovery time after the nose-job?

As mentioned above, there is little to no downtime for the patient. You can resume your daily schedule immediately after the procedure. You are advised to avoid intense physical activity on the day of the procedure.

What are the possible side effects of a nose job?

The majority of side effects are minor in nature, self-limiting and does not require additional treatments to be resolved. Common but not serious side effects include minor bleeding, swelling, bruising, pain and infection. These side effects are uncommon in the hands of a proficient practitioner due to practicing sterile technique and having a good knowledge of nasal anatomy.

An unintended effect of the procedure can also include a visible and palpable filler. This can be improved by gently massaging the area. If it doesn’t work, hyaluronidase injections can counter hyaluronic acid based fillers. This is why this type of fillers may be preferred by some practitioners over other type of fillers.

What are the post care tips for a nose job treatment

There a few things to remember to after the procedure:

  • Avoid pressure on the nose as the fillers are still malleable and may possibly shift. For example, don’t wear glasses as it sits on the nose.
  • Avoid scratching or massaging around the site although the injection site may be itchy and tender.
  • Take a mild painkiller like paracetamol if needed although this is uncommon.
  • Avoid exposure to intense heat while the nose is still swollen

What is cost of a nose job filler in kuala lumpur, malaysia?

The cost of a dermal filler injection is dependent on the site of the injection and a few other factors. Generally, the treatment cranges from RM2200 to RM2400.

Speak to your doctor firstly to determine whether this is the treatment for you, taking into consideration your goals and expectations. Speak to us for your personalised quote and payment plan.