In a recent installment of Michael Persky, MD’s exceptional blog covering facial plastic surgery, the good doctor takes a closer look at the so-called “liquid nose job.” He comes away with an agreeable mixture of insight, caveats, and conclusions. The Non-Surgical Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) or the “Liquid” Rhinoplasty FAQs:

What is a liquid rhinoplasty?

The “Liquid Rhinoplasty” is actually not a rhinoplasty at all.  It is the injection of filler into the nose.  The most common fillers used for this purpose are Radiesse and hyaluronic acids (Juvederm, Restylane).   Both the advantage and disadvantage of Radiesse is that it is the longest lasting of the “temporary” fillers.  It cannot be dissolved should there be an unsatisfactory result, in which case the patient is left to wait up to 2 years for it to be reabsorbed.

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