You’ve heard of people having nose jobs done, and it is amazing what they can do to reshape and restructure a person’s nose. If you’re thinking of getting one but you’re not that excited of going under the knife, then maybe you’d consider getting nose fillers instead. Nose fillers do the same job that a traditional nose job (rhinoplasty) does but without any of the risks associated with surgery, such as bleeding and infections.
Alternatives to rhinoplasty have become quite popular as of late, with hundreds undergoing nose fillers in Singapore each year. And although the procedure has gotten this much attention with the public, some people are still misinformed of many things regarding the procedure. Dr. Edwin Lim has compiled the following things everyone interested in nose fillers need to know:
1. Nose fillers are made of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan is a substance that is produced naturally by the human body and is mostly found in the skin, eyes and connective tissue. The body produces it mainly to keep the skin and tissues hydrated and lubricated. One of the advantages of fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid is that they are strong and moldable, which is perfect for reshaping and adding volume to the nose. Finally, because hyaluronic acid is found inside the body, another positive about hyaluronic acid-based fillers is that the body has no qualms accepting it.
2. Nose fillers shape the nose by precisely injecting it into different parts of the nose
Through careful and precise injections of the filler into the nose, nose fillers can make dramatic changes to its shape and structure. Even the most crooked of noses can become straight through nose filler injections. Nose fillers can also produce a ‘lifting’ effect by injecting it into a specific muscle.
3. The procedure of injecting nose fillers is quick and can be done in less than an hour
Since it’s a noninvasive procedure, there isn’t really much preparation needed before the injections are done. You will usually only have to undergo a brief consultation with the specialist, who will then assess if you are safe to take the nose fillers. The nose fillers are done via multiple micro-injections, which are done with great precision by the specialist.
What’s great about the nose filler procedure is that you can undergo it even during your break time at work. There is also no downtime at all so patients can resume their activities immediately after the procedure. There may be some side effects such as a bit of redness and swelling, but these can be easily covered up with makeup and will disappear within a few days.
4. There will be some minimal discomfort during the nose filler injections
Expect to feel a small amount of discomfort while the nose fillers are being injected into your nose. The nose fillers are administered using ultra-fine needles into your nose, and the sensation can be described as similar to getting bitten by a small ant. This sensation, however, varies per individual depending on their pain tolerance, with others being entirely comfortable while the injections are going on.
However, don’t expect any pain that you can’t tolerate as topical anesthesia like numbing creams are first applied before any injections are done. That way, the pain, and discomfort will be minimal to zero.
5. Expect immediate results that last up to a year after nose filler injections
If you compare the longevity of the effects of a traditional nose job with nose fillers, then the nose job wins this due to the results being permanent. However, even though nose fillers have results that are only temporary, it still lasts for a relatively long time of up to 12 months. That’s still a semi-permanent solution and is worth it for people who don’t want to go under the knife.
What’s even better about nose fillers is that the results can be immediately observed, unlike traditional nose jobs where you’ll have to wait for the incisions to heal before you can enjoy your enhanced nose. The results of nose fillers are subtle and gradual, which makes people not even realize that you’ve had some work done on it. Compare that with nose jobs where the results are usually very drastic and might be jarring to some people.
6. The results of nose filler injections are reversible
One of the best things about nose fillers is that if ever you are unhappy with the results of the procedure, you can always have it reversed. This is one of the features of fillers based on hyaluronic acid, which is why it’s perfect for nose fillers. For every 10 persons who’ve had work on their nose done, there is 1 who is unsatisfied. Unfortunately, when it comes to traditional rhinoplasty the results are permanent and reversing it would require another procedure. This is in contrast to nose fillers where reversing the results is as simple as injecting an enzyme that dissolves the hyaluronic acid.
Nose fillers are great for people who have not had any work done on their nose yet or want to see if they like the results. Since the process is reversible, it gives more flexibility to the patient in case he/she is not satisfied.
The mentioned information is for educational purposes only and should not replace your doctor’s specific instructions and recommendations. To know more about nose fillers in Singapore, schedule a visit to Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetics today. The welcoming staff will be happy to assist and help you with your nose fillers journey.
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic
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5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
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