Non-surgical rhinoplasty for Asian noses

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Did you know that one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements for Asian patients is non-surgical rhinoplasty? Since the central point of everyone’s face is the nose, other people’s eyes will be naturally drawn to a seemingly flat nose. When you feel like your nose is out proportion and unbalances the rest of your face, it can be disturbing. According to Dr Gavin Chan (MBBS, Cosmetic Physician, Cosmetic Surgeon) the generally flatter nose that Asian patients have can be projected non-surgically with dermal fillers. He explains, “we can use dermal fillers to re-shape the nose; to straighten it, or make it higher.” These fillers can also be used to balance out the nose in proportion to the chin, resulting in a more appealing side profile.

Since 2005, Dr Gavin Chan and his highly trained and experienced team have successfully use dermal fillers to change the shape of Asian patients noses. This cosmetic procedure has minimal downtime and can be done within 30 minutes. It’s important to attend a reputable medical clinic that has highly trained Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses who have experience performing this non-surgical treatment.

After Dr Gavin Chan’s patient had dermal filler treatment to reshape her nose she said, “I was comfortable having the dermal filler treatment as I didn’t want to have surgery. It’s non-invasive and subtle without needing any downtime. After the treatment I feel my self confidence has increased.”

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How dermal filler treatment can change the shape of your nose without surgery

Dermal fillers are made from a clear gel made of a substance that is naturally found in your skin. These cosmetic injections can add volume to areas of the face, including the bridge of your nose. Due to Therapeutic Goods Administration rules, we’re not able to name the dermal filler products we use.

Dr Gavin Chan notes that, “using dermal fillers won’t give you the same degree of lift as surgical rhinoplasty or implants. But it certainly is very nice and very natural looking and without any downtime.” Compared to surgical nose jobs, a non-surgical nose job has less serious risks, complications and side effects. The dermal fillers we use can effectively:

  • Reduce a supra-tip break
  • Unify a bifid tip
  • Minimise visible asymmetries
  • Increase radix height
  • Increase dorsal (bridge) height
  • Increase nose tip projection and columellar show

To minimise any pain you may experience during the non-surgical nose job, many of the dermal fillers are blended with local anaesthetic, which mildly numbs the injection site. After extensive guidance and training with Dr Gavin Chan, our Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses expertly place the dermal fillers in the nose, without causing any lumps. It is important to note that after non-surgical rhinoplasty, you may experience some puffiness, bruising or swelling. You may have a tender nose for 3 to 5 days after your treatment. View our non-surgical rhinoplasty before and after patient photos here

What issues can dermal filler treatment for the nose address?

Compared to surgery, dermal filler treatment to change the shape of your nose has less serious risks, complications and side effects. Because of its convenience, affordability and minimal down time, this type of cosmetic treatment growing in popularity.

You may be a good candidate for this type of dermal filler treatment if:

  • You want to reduce the appearance of a bump on your nose
  • You want to improve your nose symmetry
  • The bridge of your nose is flat and you would like more definition
  • Your nose has contour irregularities that you would like to smooth out
  • The tip of your nose is drooping down and needs lifting
  • You want to improve your profile
  • Your nostril rims are too high.

Are there any risks with non-surgical rhinoplasty?

While dermal filler treatment to alter the shape of your nose offers a less expensive alternative, with minimal downtime compared to a surgical nose job, there are still some risks to consider. According to Dr Gavin Chan “one of the risks of using a needle with dermal fillers is that you can actually enter into a blood vessel with the sharp needle and actually block off the blood supply. This can have rather disastrous effects on the nose.”

Even though this is a rare occurrence, it is important to note that if dermal filler is injected into arteries that supply your nose, the skin can die and scar. On very rare occasions, dermal filler can cause the local blood supply to compress, resulting in scars and death of the skin.

To alleviate this risk we use blunt tipped cannulas instead of needles. Dr Gavin Chan explains that, “when we use the blunt tip cannula you actually push blood vessels out the way, so you have less risk of actually injecting filler into the artery.” Unlike needles, cannulas have a round end on the tip so they’re unable to pierce the skin.

Your Cosmetic Doctor or Cosmetic Nurse will pierce the skin with a needle to make a small hole for the cannula to enter. After this process, the cannula’s round tip actually will push any important structures (including blood vessels and arteries) out of the away. This also results in less swelling and bruising.

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How to get the best non-surgical rhinoplasty for Asian noses in Melbourne

Since 2005, Dr Gavin Chan’s highly trained and experienced team of Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses have helped thousands of Asian patients change the shape of their nose without surgery. We take the time to assess the shape of your face and understand the type of nose shape you would like, so your nose still looks it belongs to you. Find out how dermal filler treatment can re-shape your nose in proportion with your face, boost your self-confidence and improve your self-image. Arrange a consultation below.

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