Before making major purchases like a car, you’d test drive it. You would go out for a ride and see if you like the feel of it. Seeing how the car looks like is one thing, but driving it is another story.
What would you think if I said you can test drive nose jobs too? Injectable rhinoplasty, also known as the 5 minute nose job, is a non-surgical procedure that changes the nose’s appearance. This is done through injections of Restylane or Voluma. Since the gels that are injected are long-lasting, the patient’s results can last up to one to two years. After that, the results wear off and then the patients will see their “original” nose again.
How is the 5 Minute Nose Job Different From Rhinoplasty?
The 5 minute nose job is perfect for people who don’t want invasive surgery or would like to “try” a new nose before committing to rhinoplasty, the full-on procedure. It’s also much more affordable than rhinoplasty itself; depending on where you go, the 5 minute nose job costs $1,000-$1,500. This treatment addresses all sorts of issues people would have with their noses: crooked, bulbous, bumpy or elongated noses look more attractive after the 5 minute nose job.
Dr. Stephen Mulholland, a Toronto plastic surgeon, created the injectable rhinoplasty. He saw many patients who didn’t want to go down the surgical route of plastic surgery. Many people also don’t want to take time off work or life activities to recover. That’s part of the reason why he created this quick non-surgical nose job. It’s a popular procedure that he’s taught to thousands of physicians around the world. “I might do a hundred surgical nose jobs a year, but I’ll do 150 to 200 injection nose jobs in the same year,” says Dr. Mulholland.
Who’s Getting This Procedure Done?
Tracey, a woman who says she’s always refused to have photos taken of her from the side, wanted to get rid of her nose bump. She saw Dr. Mulholland to get the procedure done. After the short treatment, she was surprised to see that she no longer had a nose bump. “It’s very strange to see yourself initially. No bump. And so fast. It’s going to take me a little bit to get used to it and to recognize it when I see myself. The profile is going to look completely different,” she says.
Long-lasting gel fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm or Voluma are injected into the nose to correct whatever problem the patient wants to see fixed. The procedure doesn’t require any anaesthesia and won’t leave any scars. After the treatment, patients see immediate results. They don’t have to worry about a recovery period, but there will be some swelling and small risk of bruising. These symptoms last for only a few days.
If for some reason you’re not happy with your new nose, you won’t have to worry since the results from the injections wear off over time. If you do love how your nose looks, you can keep up the appearance by undergoing more treatments or go for rhinoplasty itself for permanent results. Changing your appearance is that easy now and it doesn’t have to involve long-term commitment anymore.
Try it out yourself. Get in touch with us through our online consultation form if you want to change your nose’s appearance in just minutes.