Nose shapers work, as a clip placed on the bridge of the nose in order to create the appearance of a slimmer and straightened nose. But does this actually work?
There are many alternative these days to going under the knife with nose shapers being sold as a ‘non-surgical nose job‘ phenomenon but you may be causing more damage than you think.
Whilst surgery provides permanent results, downtime can last up to 6 months with side effects consisting of bruising and soreness around the eyes, and a wait of around 12 months before final results can be fully appreciated.
Do Nose Shapers Work?
Minimal evidence suggests the reliability and credibility of nose shapers to create the appearance of a slimmer and straightened nose. Whilst shapers can be viewed as a quick and cheap fix to shape the nose, shapers can cause injury to the nose.
The clips can compromise the structure of the nose and put pressure on the cartilage framework which can cause damage to the structure of the nose, and not the structure you were hoping to achieve. These devices are unable to permanently change the structure of the nose, with any apparent differences that may occur being temporary.
If using ‘at home’ nose shapers during adolescence, this can interfere with natural development, particularly for teens, which can lead to permanent bruising.
Non-Surgical Nose Job Treatments
In order to get a lasting result, rhinoplasty offers permanent results but would require going under the knife. However if going under the knife is not an option for you, non-surgical nose augmentation with dermal fillers, may be the solution.
Here at PHI Clinic our injectable team work with the Juvéderm Vycross range and in particular use Voluma for restoring volume and contour the nose and in some cases Volux, which is a thicker gel to create definition to a desired outcome. Juvederm fillers consist of high levels of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar which attracts and retains water, instantly improving the appearance of the nose so isn’t recognised as a ‘foreign substance’ in the body.
How Long Does Treatment Last For?
Treatment with dermal fillers has been clinically proven to last up to 2 years, although anecdotal evidence suggests some people may experience results lasting longer.
Nose fillers can be used as a precursor for those seeking a surgical nose job, as fillers can shape and define the nose. Unlike surgery, treatment can last between 15-30 minutes depending on each individual case, with little to no downtime required. Some patients may experience signs of mild swelling and redness after treatment which is normal.
Non-Surgical Nose Job
At PHI Clinic London, Juvéderm is expertly practiced by all of our injectable clinicians, taught by Dr Tapan who is one of 6 Global Key Opinion Leaders for Juvéderm’s parent company, Allergan.
Upon consultation with our skilled injectable team, we will discuss any concerns, any questions you may have and your desired outcome for treatment, in order for our team to provide you with a tailored treatment plan. At PHI Clinic we do not offer same day treatments as the initial consultation, in order for patients to go over the treatment plan provided, to ensure you are happy to proceed.