Nose Filler In Southampton
Would you like to change the appearance of your nose?
Is there a hump that makes you uncomfortable?
Or do you want to change the curve of your nose to make it straighter?
Or maybe you want to lift the tip?
With a nose filler, we can help you with all of the above. 👍
The entire session from when you walk into our clinic until you walk out, takes about 90 minutes.
The results are immediate, and you typically won’t need any downtime. Which means you can continue with the rest of your day as you otherwise would have.
What Is A Nose Filler? And What Is It Made Of?
A nose filler is simply an injection of some kind of dermal filler into your nose. The purpose of the nose filler is to change the shape of your nose.
There are different kinds of nose filler material, and they have different duration, softness and costs.
The most common fillers are made of what’s called hyaluronic acid (or components structurally very similar to hyaluronic acid). This acid is something that your body produces naturally, hence it normally never causes any allergic reactions.
There are also calcium-based and poly-L-lactic acid fillers (such as Sculptra and Radiesse) that stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration.
A relatively new nose filler is polymethylmethacrylate based. This material is commonly used in surgical implants, and is of a permanent nature. Hence, this nose filler provides permanent results.
Since this filler provides permanent results, we recommend to under-fill on the first treatment, and then add more at a subsequent appointment, if needed.
Lastly, you can also use fat from other parts of your body. Meaning, we can transplant fat from somewhere else in your body, and place it inside your nose. Since this is coming from your own body, this rarely causes any issues or reactions. This fat filler will normally produce semi-permanent or permanent results.
However, at our clinic we almost exclusively use hyaluronic acid fillers. This material provides outstanding results, it is easy to work with, it normally never causes any allergic reactions or similar, and it can also be reversed in the event you want to undo the treatment.
Why Do People Get Nose Fillers?
People get nose fillers because they want to change how their nose looks.
These are the three most common changes:
- Camouflage a hump or bump (called a dorsal hump) on the nose.
- Change the curve of the nose to make it straighter.
- ‘Correct’ a droopy nose tip, or lift the tip of the nose.
To correct a hump on your nose, we simply fill in the areas around the hump. By doing so, we can make your nose perfectly straight.
In order to change the curve of your nose, we simply add filler to flatten the curve to make your nose more straight. Or we add filler to shape a certain curve.
And to lift the tip of your nose, we will add filler to the tip to make it slightly larger or more defined.
Are you not entirely comfortable about the look of your nose?
If so, you have two options to change it:
- You can get rhinoplasty, which is plastic surgery.
- Or you can get a nose filler.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure and comes with certain risks and relatively long down-time.
A nose filler, on the other hand, is a non-surgical option which can produce amazing results. The effects are immediate and there is virtually no down-time. And there are few or no side effects.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of nose filler vs. surgery.
What Are The Benefits Of A Nose Filler Vs. A Surgical Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure whereby some of the bone and (or) cartilage in your nose is removed. This means opening up your nose with a scalpel.
A nose filler, on the other hand, is simply an injection of material into your nose.
So what are the pros and cons of both?
Complication of the procedure: Rhinoplasty is a significantly more complicated process. It involves cutting open your nose and then removing parts of your bone or cartilage. Your nose will then be stitched back together. A nose filler is a simple injection of material.
What can be done: Surgical rhinoplasty can make more drastic changes to your nose. Surgery can alter the size and shape of your nose, reshape the nostrils, improve breathing difficulties (and snoring) and repair injuries. Surgery can also do something that a nose filler cannot: It can make your nose smaller. A nose filler can improve symmetry, reduce the appearance of bumps and reshape the tip. However, it can’t remove humps or reduce the size of your nose.
Anesthesia: For rhinoplasty, you will normally get what is called general anesthesia. This means you will be completely asleep and not be aware of what is happening to you. You will normally also be intubated, which means that a tube is placed in your throat in order for a machine to control your breathing. For a nose filler, the only anesthesia you will typically need is a numbing cream.
Downtime: It is common to take a week off work and social activities following rhinoplasty. Most of the swelling will have subsided after about two weeks. And you can normally pick up strenuous exercise after about two weeks. However, it can take up to several months to recover completely. There will in most cases be zero downtime for a nose filler. You should however wait about 48 hours with strenuous exercise.
Permanence of results: Rhinoplasty is permanent. A nose filler will normally last from six months to about one year, depending on the type of filler you use.
Reversal of results: Rhinoplasty cannot be reversed. A hyaluronic acid nose filler (the most common nose filler) can easily be reversed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This will make the shape of your nose go back to what it was before the filler treatment.
Cost: Rhinoplasty will normally cost from £4,000 to £8,000. A nose filler will normally cost from £400 to £800.
If you want to change the shape of your nose, a good solution may be to first get a nose filler. This way you can try it out and see if you like it. If you like the new shape of your nose and you want to make it permanent, you can always go for rhinoplasty later.
What Is The Actual Nose Filler Treatment Like?
When you arrive at the clinic, we will first welcome you and then make sure you are comfortable and ready for the treatment. We will also explain every step of the process so that you know exactly what will happen.
When you are ready, we will get started.
The first step is to sterilize your nose with an antiseptic liquid.
Then we will apply a numbing cream so that you will feel minimal discomfort. You will still feel the pressure of the needle injecting your nose, but there will typically be no pain.
The numbing cream takes about 20-30 minutes to kick in. As soon as it’s active, we will start the injections.
We will then apply filler around the bump on your nose, or fill out the part of your nose whose curve or shape we want to correct.
After the injection, we will typically massage the filler to sculpt the perfect look.
After the injections are done, your clinician will normally apply ice to reduce any potential bruising. That’s it!
The entire procedure should normally take no more than 90 minutes.
And you should see the results immediately. So as you walk out of the clinic, the shape of your nose should already be what you wanted. 👍
On your way out, we will give you aftercare instructions, and that’s it.
Does It Hurt To Get A Nose Filler?
Getting a nose filler without first applying numbing cream, would probably hurt.
Therefore, we will apply a numbing cream before making the injection(s). This will desensitize your nose and hence, you should not feel any pain.
For most people, there will only be slight discomfort. In fact, the injection process is normally a lot less painful than anticipated.
Are There Any Side Effects From Getting A Nose Filler?
When you get a nose filler, it is possible that you will see mild and temporary side effects such as tenderness, swelling and bruising.
The good news is that these are normally very mild, and typically only last for a couple of days.
Chances are that your nose will initially be tender and sensitive. This is normal, and it will typically fade away over the next two days.
You may see swelling in the injection area(s), beyond the increase we intended from the filler. However, this often does not appear until a few hours after the injection, or even the next day. This swelling normally fades within 48 hours.
There is also a chance you will see slight bruising where the injection(s) were made. This is normally minor, and many people have no bruising at all. This also normally goes away after a few days.
Severe side effects are not common, but should you experience any of the following, we recommend that you contact us immediately:
- Severe swelling or bruising lasting more than 5 days
- Lumps and irregularities in the nose
- Stiffening of the nose
- Allergic reaction or itching around the nose
How Much Does A Nose Filler Cost?
The cost of a nose filler will depend on what type of dermal filler you and your provider decide on.
If you go for a hyaluronic acid filler, the treatment is likely to cost from £400 to £1,000.
A collagen stimulating filler (polylactic acid) is likely to be more costly, and will normally cost from £700 to £1,400.
If on the other hand you want a filler based on fat, this is likely to cost between £1,700 to £3,400.
The cost for our hyaluronic acid filler at TreatMyWrinkles Southampton is £395. The price does not vary depending on how much filler you need. You find more information about our nose filler costs in Southampton here.
A nose filler is normally an elective cosmetic procedure. That means the cost typically will not be covered by your health insurance.
How To Prepare For A Nose Filler?
We also recommend that you do not consume alcohol 24 hours before the treatment.
The reason why we recommend avoiding both, is that they are blood thinning agents. Avoiding these will normally minimize the occurrence of bruising and swelling.
We also recommend that you avoid salty foods a few days before the treatment, as excess sodium causes the body to retain water, which in turn can worsen swelling.
You can learn more about how to prepare for the treatment here.
What Should You Do After The Nose Filler Treatment?
We recommend that you avoid touching your nose for about six hours after the treatment. Or that you only touch it very lightly. The reason is that we don’t want to provoke bruising, nor that the filler moves from its intended area.
You should also avoid wearing glasses that touch the bridge of your nose, for one week. This is to ensure that glasses don’t cause the filler to move.
We also recommend that you avoid make-up on your nose for 24 hours, and that you avoid exercising for 48 hours after treatment.
In addition, you should be careful with sun exposure and heat (e.g. sauna and hot showers) for 48 hours after the treatment.
We also recommend regular icing with a clean ice pack on and off throughout the rest of the first day. Please apply the ice very carefully.
You should also avoid alcohol, painkillers and blood thinners for the next 24 hours to be on the safe side.
And we recommend that you avoid any firm pressure on the nose for at least a week.
How Long Does A Nose Filler Last?
It depends on the formula you choose, but if you choose a hyaluronic acid filler, most treatments last from about six months to a full year.
A collagen stimulating filler (polylactic acid) will normally last from 1-3 years.
And a fat filler will normally also last from 1-3 years.
If you want to maintain the new shape of your nose, you should get a new injection when the effects of the old one fades away.
What Are The Names Of The Most Common Nose Fillers?
These are the most common nose fillers:
- Belotero Balance
- Prevelle Silk
All of these products are injected the same way and give you similar results. And some contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic.
At TreatMyWrinkles Southampton, we cuerrently use these 4 brands: Restylane, Juvederm, Teoxane and EPTQ.
Is A Nose Filler Right For You?
What do you want your nose to look like after the procedure? That is the first question you should ask yourself.
Do you want to straighten out your nose? Is there a bump that is bothering you? Do you want your nose tip to be more pronounced? Are you not happy about the curve of your nose?
When we know what you want, we know what filler to use and exactly how to proceed.
Also, if you have a photo of someone who has the nose that you want, that would be of great help to us.
Before getting a nose filler you should ideally be in good health and be a nonsmoker. If you have concerns about this, please talk to us before the treatment.
Also, if you have diabetes, lupus or blood-clotting problems, you may not be a good candidate for a nose filler.
Please tell your clinician about any medications you are taking, including prescription, over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements.
Lastly, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, we recommend that you wait with the treatment.
If you have questions and if you would like to speak to us about anything, you can request a free phone consultation.
You find more information about nose fillers in Southampton on our Google page.
What If You Are Not Happy With The Outcome?
You can come back and have it dissolved.
The good news about all hyaluronic-acid-based fillers is that they can be reversed with what is called hyaluronidase. This is an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid rapidly and safely.
So if you should regret the decision or not like the look, you can have it reversed. 👍
We will do this free of charge. 👍
If you have a different filler, the reversal is more complicated. Please contact us to find out more.