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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty in Smithtown, Long Island
09
Feb

Are There Alternatives to Rhinoplasty?

The nose is one of the most common areas of concern for patients who schedule consultations with Dr. Lloyd Landsman in Suffolk County, Long Island. Being that the nose is literally at the center of the face, it makes sense that people consider it a focal point and want to make it look as attractive as possible.

To help those who are unsatisfied with their own noses, Dr. Landsman describes a popular alternative to nose job surgery, and explains why you should not rule out traditional rhinoplasty if you are serious about making changes to your nose:

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Similar to liquid facelift, non-surgical rhinoplasty utilizes dermal fillers to make minor to moderate changes to your nose without the need for surgery. Dr. Landsman can use fillers to address a number of concerns with your nose, including:

  • Filling an indentation on the bridge
  • Minimizing a bump or hump on your nose
  • Lifting a tip that points downward
  • Evening out the symmetry or shape of the nose

Most frequently, Dr. Landsman uses HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma or Belotero for non-surgical rhinoplasty, though he has a full range of injectables on hand to best treat the precise problems you ask him to address.

With this injectable approach, non-surgical rhinoplasty can be done in roughly 15 minutes. Following this session, you can return to your normal life, with no need to take days off work or lay on the couch recovering from a procedure. It is also painless, assuming you do not mind the momentary discomfort that accompanies a prick from a needle.

As with any filler procedure, however, the results are temporary. HA fillers tend to last longer than Botox, but you will probably need to schedule injections every year or so to maintain the new look of your nose. (The exact timeframe varies based on the individual patient and the type of filler used.)

Rhinoplasty

Besides this non-surgical rhinoplasty option, there really are not other mainstream alternatives to rhinoplasty, in part because traditional rhinoplasty is so successful in its own right. With a reputable and experienced surgeon like Dr. Landsman, the procedure is extremely safe and customized to your specific wishes, whether that includes major transformations or minor tweaks. Best of all, the results are permanent.

Many patients who seek an “alternative” to rhinoplasty are actually just undereducated about the procedure. For most, the recovery from rhinoplasty is not terrible and the pain is manageable. Moreover, it is one of the procedures where virtually no bystander can clock that you have had work done after your nose heals. As such, you may benefit from having a lengthier conversation with a surgeon on this subject.

So Speak with Dr. Landsman

Ultimately, it is entirely your choice whether you want to undergo rhinoplasty. If you would like the input of a respected professional who has performed plenty of rhinoplasties — regular and non-surgical rhinoplasty, alike — for pleased patients for over 25 years, Dr. Landsman would be happy to discuss the options so that you can make an informed, confident decision.

To schedule a consultation, reach out to Dr. Landsman’s Smithtown, Long Island office by emailing or calling (631) 864-4111.