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Nose Filler In Southampton
Would you like to camouflage a hump on your nose? Or change the curve of your nose to make it straighter? Or maybe lift up the tip of your nose?
We can do this with a nose filler, and our clinicians would be happy to assist you. 👍
What Is A Nose Fillers? And What Is It Made Of?
There are different kinds of fillers. They are made of different material and have different effects. Hence, we should choose one for you depending on what results you are looking for.
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, hence it normally never causes any allergic reactions or similar when injected.
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 are 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 to 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.
Why Do People Get Nose Fillers?
Are you unhappy about the shape of your nose?
If so, you have two options to change it:
- You could get a rhinoplasty, which is plastic surgery
- Or you could 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.
More about pros and cons of rhinoplasty vs. a nose filler in a minute.
There are three main reasons why people get a nose filler:
- To camouflage a hump or bump (called a dorsal hump) on the nose
- To change the curve of the nose to make it straighter
- To ‘correct’ a droopy nose tip, or lift up 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.
And to lift up the tip of your nose, we will add filler to the tip to make it slightly larger or more defined.
Who is not a candidate for a nose filler?
If you want to make your nose smaller, then you will have to get plastic surgery. Because this we cannot achieve with a filler. And if you have a very large bump on your nose, we may also not be able to ‘correct’ the shape of it with a filler.
What Are The Benefits Of A Nose Filler Vs. A Surgical Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure whereby the bone or cartilage in your nose is cut. 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 in 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 into your nose.
What can be done: Surgical rhinoplasty can make more drastic changes to your nose. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures can improve symmetry, reduce bumps and reshape the tip, however a nose filler is more limited. It can reduce the appearance of bumps, but it can’t remove them or reduce the size of your nose altogether. Surgical procedures can alter the size and shape of your nose, reshape the nostrils, improve breathing difficulties (and snoring) and repair injuries.
Anesthesia: For rhinoplasty, you will need a heavy anesthesia. In many cases, you will go under what is called general anesthesia. This means you will be completely asleep and not be aware of any surroundings. You will be intubated, which means that a tube is placed in your throat so that control of your breathing is managed by a breathing machine. For a nose filler, you will typically only be given 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 and other similar activities after about two weeks. However, it can take up to several months to recover completely. The downtime of a nose filler will in most cases be zero. You can normally continue with your normal day after walking out of the clinic. 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 two years, 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 injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected, hyaluronidase dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles. 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 for the clinician to sterilize your nose and the area around it 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.
If you want, you can also get a local anesthetic to make your nose entirely numb. This is similar to what you get at your dentist when you have dental work done.
This numbing cream only takes about 15 minutes to kick in, so as soon as it’s active, we will start the actual filler 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 distribute it around and 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 30 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 if needed, some ice.
Does It Hurt To Get A Nose Filler?
Before the injection, we will apply a numbing cream to your nose. 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.
And as mentioned: If you are super sensitive, we can also give you a local anesthetic, similar to what you get at the dentist office. This will completely numb your nose and take away all the dicomform. However, keep in mind that this has to be done with an injection of anesthesia, so you will feel this first injection.
Are There Any Side Effects From Getting A Nose Filler?
Three side effects are relatively common: 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 will typically fade away over the next two days.
You may see swelling in the injection area – 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 of the injection.
There is also a chance you will see slight bruising where the injections 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 these, 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, as well as how much of that material is needed.
If you go for a hyaluronic acid filler, the treatment is likely to cost from £500 to £1,000.
A collagen stimulating filler (polylactic acid) is likely to be more costly, and this treatment 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.
A nose filler is normally an elective cosmetic procedure. That means the cost typically will not be covered by your health insurance. However, if you want, we are happy to discuss payment plans to help you spread the cost over a longer period.
How To Prepare For A Nose Filler?
Three days prior to the treatment, we recommend that you avoid blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, etc.
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 Aftercare Should You Do After A 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 fillers move from their intended locations.
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, 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.
What this means, is that if you want to maintain the new shape of your nose, you will have to get a new injection when the effect of the old one fades off.
What Are The Names Of The Most Common Nose Fillers?
These are the most common nose fillers:
- Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk
- Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella XC
- 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
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.
Contact us here for a FREE Consultation.
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 about it 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 and over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements.
Lastly, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, we recommend that you wait with the treatment.
What If You Are Not Happy With The Outcome?
You go 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. 👍
If you have a different filler, the reversal is more complicated but still doable. Please contact us to find out more.