As a Facial Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience I have performed thousands of nasal surgeries. Rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the most common yet difficult cosmetic procedures to perform. This operation also carries with it the burden of a prolonged and sometimes painful recovery period. Patients are often quite swollen, black and blue, and have a bloody, stuffed nose. Many times packing is necessary from 3-7 days and removal can be uncomfortable. Even when the external splint is removed, usually in one week, the patient is often still swollen and sometimes bruised.
The results of a rhinoplasty take up to 6 months to be realized, and can be very unpredictable. No matter how talented the surgeon, he or she is always relying on the patients healing capability. The final result also depends on the patient not having physical contact for at lease 6 weeks; otherwise the shape of the nose could be altered. Thus, sports and other contact activities are limited. The cost of all this discomfort and unpredictability is anywhere from $5,000.00 TO $10,000.00.
The advent of dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm has changed everything. These products have been used successfully over the last 5 years to eradicate lines in the face, fill in folds, elevate scars and augment cheek bones and jaw lines.
These products are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our skin and cartilage. They are not derived from any animal product and do not require any pre-testing prior to use.
In a matter of minutes, with the aid of a topical numbing cream, nasal defects can be painlessly corrected. Crooked noses, nasal humps, poor nose to lip angles, short noses, scars and other abnormalities can be fixed without general or even local anesthesia. 95% of the patients could attend their own prom or wedding on the same day as their procedure.
The introductory cost of this medical miracle is $459.00