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The Risks Of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty And How To Avoid Them

Liquid or non-surgical rhinoplasty is a convenient but potentially dangerous procedure. This procedure in the past few years has had increasing popularity, but it is important to know the risks. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a medical procedure that requires professional expertise and intimate knowledge of nasal vasculature to reduce the risks involved.

Only board-certified plastic surgeons such as Dr. Johnathan Berman are trusted to perform this and other procedures. Dr. Berman is a highly experienced surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He has performed 1,000 rhinoplasty surgeries. With Dr. Berman’s additional background in ENT specialties, he is a trusted doctor for your non-surgical rhinoplasty.

What is Liquid or Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Rather than using surgical procedures to correct issues like a deviated septum or to sculpt a naturally proportional nose that brings harmony to your facial features, non-surgical rhinoplasty is used to make small adjustments to add fullness or provide a lifting effect to certain undesirable nasal qualities.

In liquid rhinoplasty, microdroplets of dermal filler are injected into a treatment area to create the desired results. Although non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot provide the same dramatic results as rhinoplasty, it can be used to:

  • Reduce or eliminate unsightly depressions, dents, or grooves
  • Improve symmetry
  • Create a lifting effect on a drooping nasal tip
  • Correct a “scooped out” or “saddle-nose” profile (whether you’re born with it or it is the result of previous surgical rhinoplasty)

Risks of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Because these non-invasive procedures are gaining popularity with the public, they are also gaining popularity with unqualified or underqualified practitioners. It is Dr. Berman’s opinion that other doctors get in trouble with this procedure when 1) you don’t know the anatomy, 2) you take a weekend course, 3) learned it online and 4) you don’t have the proper training.

These are the potential dangers:

  • Skin death in the nose or face, caused by piercing or clogging blood vessels
  • Permanent vision change, including total blindness, caused by severing valveless blood vessels that provide drainage to the optic nerve
  • Piercing the sinuses and injecting dermal filler into the sinus cavity
  • Excision correction surgery for damaged nose tissue
  • Fracturing the upper jaw bone, leading to tooth death
  • Infection
  • Chronic headaches

These risks accompany non-surgical rhinoplasty because the nose occupies a sensitive region of the face consisting of terminal arteries and nerve endings, not to mention its close proximity to the sinus cavities.

So, to prevent these disastrous side effects of an otherwise simple procedure, be sure to use a qualified, board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Berman, who is double board certified in plastic surgery and Otolaryngology—head and neck (ear, nose, and throat surgery).

Use a Blunt Tip Cannula to Avoid Risks

As mentioned earlier, non-surgical rhinoplasty, when performed by someone without experience or certification, can be dangerous because they don’t have the tools needed to avoid risks.

This is why Dr. Berman uses a blunt tip cannula when performing liquid rhinoplasties and other similar procedures. A blunt tip device is designed not to pierce and penetrate, but more to push aside sensitive nerves, blood vessels, and tissue.

However, these cannulas take finesse and training to use effectively, and not all liquid rhinoplasty practitioners have the skill to use them. On the other hand, Dr. Berman has been using blunt tip cannulas for years, gaining expertise and finesse in delivering all kinds of filler products to improve all kinds of facial features.

Since blunt-tip cannulas reduce bleeding, swelling, and nerve damage, they allow for quicker recovery. Plus, they are less painful and deliver filler material more quickly and efficiently, often reducing the total number of injections needed for long-lasting results.

Berman Plastic Surgery Expertise in Liquid Rhinoplasty

For a safe, painless, and simple approach to addressing your facial aesthetic goals through liquid rhinoplasty, look no further than Berman Plastic Surgery. He has the proven expertise to perform liquid rhinoplasties to provide convenient results for his patients. To learn more about the procedure and find out if it may be right for you, contact us today to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Berman.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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