Everyone loves a catchy name, and the so-called “5 minute nose job” has certainly gotten its 15 minutes of fame in the last couple years. However, there is much more to the story than simply a pithy catchphrase. When it comes to plastic surgery, every patient wants a quick and painless treatment to solve all their problems, especially since traditional facial plastic surgery like rhinoplasty (often known as a “nose job”) tends to involve lengthy recovery times. Plastic surgeons and researchers are always striving for less invasive treatments, which are improving all the time. Want a new nose without the surgery? If you think the 5 minute nose job could be an answer to your problems, read on to learn more about the trendy procedure.
What Is the 5 Minute Nose Job?
The “5 Minute nose job” refers to a procedure in which a plastic surgeon injects a soft tissue filler, such as one made from hyaluronic acid into the nose in order to fix a defect or improve overall nasal shape. Fillers are a versatile treatment, and surgeons have been using them to reshape the nose for several years. Patients are often attracted to the ease and non-invasive nature of the procedure.
The Pros and Cons
It is not surprising that there are plenty of people interested in non-surgical rhinoplasty. It is quick, relatively painless, and the results are instant. While it may take a bit longer than 5 minutes for a skilled application of facial fillers, it is more about the concept than the actual timeframe of the treatment. Instead of a lengthy surgery and recovery, patients can be in and out of the office and back to their everyday lives with no downtime. Potential patients of surgical rhinoplasty also sometimes use the procedure to “preview” their new nose to see if they like it.
It is not all good news for the non-surgical rhinoplasty, however. The procedure is not permanent, and the results typically last about a year. Because of this, the treatment can actually become more expensive than traditional rhinoplasty over time, as the cost of fillers mount.
The 5 minute nose job is also limited in the kinds of problems it can fix. Noses cannot be made smaller, breathing issues cannot be addressed, and complex aesthetic issues such as a twisted nose are typically impossible to address with fillers.
Because it is a surgical procedure, there are more risks associated with traditional rhinoplasty, but there are also great rewards for choosing a more permanent option. A well-executed rhinoplasty is permanent and improves the appearance of the nose and facial aesthetics as a whole. Rhinoplasty can help bring balance to the face and address a wide variety of nasal issues, both functional and cosmetic. Results can be dramatic and highly effective depending on the patient.
Naturally there are drawbacks to surgery, including the potential for revision (which can be minimized by proper preparation, surgeon selection, and aftercare), minor surgical risks, and associated downtime and discomfort. Initial recovery usually takes about two weeks, with residual swelling resolving in the months following. Many people are put off by the high cost of rhinoplasty, but it can actually be the more cost-efficient option over time.
A Natural Look
The goal of rhinoplasty of any type is a natural look that is in harmony with the patient’s other facial features. A skilled facial plastic surgeon will be able to customize the procedure to suit each patient’s needs, and provide excellent results for a wide variety of patients.
Whether you are thinking of pursuing temporary or permanent changes to your nose, you should always seek the help of an expert facial plastic surgeon to help you meet your goals. Even facial fillers require a large amount of skill and finesse to administer successfully, and patients should do the necessary research to set themselves up for success from any procedure.
If you are seeking a highly experienced rhinoplasty specialist in the Boston area, come meet with acclaimed, board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Bentkover . Dr. Bentkover has over 25 years of experience in helping patients meet their goals and possesses the combination of skill, artistry, and knowledge to create good outcomes for patients. To schedule a consultation, call Bentkover Plastic Surgery in Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA today.