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Rhinoplasty In Seattle

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Your nose is your face's most prominent feature. It is your facial "centerpiece." Perhaps you'd like to change the appearance of your nose, but you don't want invasive surgery, and you don't want visible surgical scars. For many people, there are new and attractive options for achieving the results you desire. Let's talk about "liquid rhinoplasty" and "scarless rhinoplasty."

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is any medical procedure that alters the appearance of your nose. Traditionally, rhinoplasty has been performed using invasive surgery.

What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty avoids the need for incisions and tissue trauma, instead using injectable filler materials to change the structure of your nose temporarily. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is sometimes referred to as "liquid rhinoplasty" or a "liquid nose job."

How does non surgical or "liquid" rhinoplasty work?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is similar to any other injection procedure. The technique uses dermal fillers (usually hyaluronic acid), which are injected underneath your skin to modify and smooth your nose contours.

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What issues can be addressed using liquid rhinoplasty?

Dips and bumps on the bridge of your nose can be corrected. The treatment can also be used to correct:

  • A drooping nose tip
  • A flat nose bridge
  • Uneven nose structure

What are the benefits and advantages of nonsurgical rhinoplasty?

  • Fewer risks and complications than invasive surgery using general anesthesia
  • Convenience of an outpatient procedure
  • Little to no downtime
  • Less expensive than surgery
  • Can be revised or reversed if you wish to make future adjustments
  • Immediately visible results
  • A high patient satisfaction rate

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty has become the preferred option for a rapidly growing number of patients and specialists.

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Your Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure

This will take less than an hour. After applying some numbing cream on your nose, your doctor will have you lie down face-up before precisely injecting the proper type and amount of gel-like filler into your targeted locations to achieve a more balanced and attractive look.

Recovery from Your Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure

Immediately following your injections, you can expect some redness and swelling, along with some minor discomfort that can be managed with an ice pack.

After an hour or two, the redness will subside, and you can resume all normal activities.

Results

You'll be able to see the difference in your nasal structure immediately. In addition, non-surgical rhinoplasty has a very high rate of patient satisfaction.

What is scarless rhinoplasty?

Scarless rhinoplasty, often called "closed" rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure. But unlike traditional "open" rhinoplasty, which involves external nose incisions and can create visible scarring, scarless rhinoplasty employs incisions made inside the nose.

How does a scarless rhinoplasty procedure work?

Scarless or "closed" rhinoplasty is usually performed as outpatient surgery, using either local or general anesthesia. Also known as "endonasal rhinoplasty," the technique uses specialized and minimally invasive telescopes to guide your surgeon in reshaping your nose.

What are the benefits of scarless rhinoplasty?

  • No visible scarring
  • Fewer risks and complications than invasive surgery
  • Convenience
  • Faster healing
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Very limited bruising
  • Immediately visible results
  • More natural-looking results
  • Ideal for first-time rhinoplasty
  • Can be revised or reversed if you want to make adjustments
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Recovery from Your Scarless Rhinoplasty Procedure

You will have some discomfort that usually can be managed by over-the-counter drugs. If needed, Dr. Said can prescribe pain medication as appropriate. Some bruising and swelling are to be expected, especially around your eyes. In some cases, you may need to wear a nasal splint for about a week.

Wait about three weeks before resuming your normal social activities, and avoid strenuous exercise for 3-6 weeks following your surgery.

Results

It may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully develop. Your changes will be gradual. You can help maintain your results by leading a healthy lifestyle and diligently using a high-SPF sunscreen daily.

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Are you a candidate for liquid or scarless rhinoplasty?

Liquid rhinoplasty is ideal for people who want to smooth out nasal bumps or create a less angular appearance.

Scarless rhinoplasty candidates should be in good general health, with no chronic conditions that might elevate surgical risks. Non-smokers are greatly preferred.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty of any kind should never be performed on anyone whose nose has not yet reached its full size.

Selecting the Right Doctor

Safe and effective rhinoplasty requires a high level of surgical skill, training, wisdom, and precision. Ask straight questions. Expect to get straight answers.

Your doctor should be not only willing but eager to show you "before and after" pictures of previous rhinoplasty patients. Dr. Hakim Said's goal is always to deliver the precise look you desire. Said Plastic Surgery is one of the few providers in the Pacific Northwest that offers liquid rhinoplasty and scarless rhinoplasty.

Preparing for Your Liquid or Scarless Rhinoplasty

You will be directed to suspend use of any supplements or medications that might promote bleeding. It's a good idea to eat a lot of green leafy vegetables containing vitamin K to reduce the risk of bruising.

On the day of your procedure, drink plenty of water and don't overeat. This will prevent or reduce nausea.

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Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation at Said Plastic Surgery.

Serving the Pacific Northwest, Said Plastic Surgery is the premier aesthetic enhancement medical center in Metro Seattle. Dr. Hakim Said is board-certified and fellowship-trained in plastic surgery.

If you are looking for more information on liquid and scarless rhinoplasty Seattle expert, Dr. Said, can answer any questions you have and address your concerns.

He warmly invites you to schedule a consultation by calling (206) 467-1101.

FAQs

Yes. While some filler ingredients can last up to three years, most will dissolve into your skin layers within six months. Results of nonsurgical rhinoplasty are not permanent.

Most patients report little to no discomfort.

Much less so than most patients anticipate. Most patients rate their discomfort at "3" on a 1-10 scale.

All procedures carry risks. Serious complications are rare but include tissue death, vision loss, and vascular complications.

Common side effects are temporary swelling and bruising.

Much less so than most patients anticipate. Most patients rate their discomfort at "3" on a 1-10 scale.

All procedures carry risks. Serious complications are rare but include tissue death, vision loss, and vascular complications.

Common side effects are temporary swelling and bruising.

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