The pioneer of modern Non-surgical Rhinoplasty
“permanent or temporary - nose job without surgery” as seen on channel 9: Mornings With Kerri-Anne
The nose is the centre of one’s face. Not surprisingly it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. An imperfect nose will draw a beholder’s attention to it, neglecting the other nice features of the face. It has been said the nose is the key to open hidden treasures of one’s face. An aesthetic looking nose will positively enhance all other features of the face such as the lips, eyes etc. The reverse is also true.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty began one hundred years ago. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, New York neurologist J.Leonard Corning and Viennese physician Robert Gersunsy pioneered the technique using liquid paraffin to treat saddle noses. The material was later abandoned due to serious complications of paraffinomas or “wax cancers”. The technique however, continued to evolve. Over the years, numerous materials and substances had been tried and found unsuitable. These included goose grease, olive oil, petroleum jelly, glycerine, etc.
Silicone gels were introduced in the 1960s and are the best known and most studied of all soft-tissue fillers. However, the development of adverse reactions, ulceration and migration has eliminated and, in some countries, prohibited their use in aesthetic surgery.
In 2003, the modern Non-surgical Rhinoplasty using hydrogel was pioneered by Dr Andrew Le. His pilot study has been published in the Australian Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. The outstanding results of his study has prompted Dr. Le being invited to many countries such as Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippine, Thailand, Vietnam China, Taiwan and Hong Kong to lecture and conduct training workshop for their doctors. Well known by the many cosmetic specialists worldwide, as a master of this technique, Dr Le has been relentlessly promoting and improving the art of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty to create a perfect natural looking nose without the downtime, the recovery period and the complications associated with surgical technique.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty is done under local anaesthesia (hence pain free). The jelly like implant is placed under nasal skin using a needle and syringe.
The whole procedure can be done within one hour. The patient can go home in the same day and most can resume normal activities immediately.
Graph 1 - Diagrammatic representation of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty to correct a nasal hump
Graph 2 - Diagrammatic representation of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty to correct saddle noses
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty is suitable for patients who have had surgical nose jobs but not satisfied with the aesthetic results.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty is not for everyone. Patients who need a lot of remodeling of their nasal bone and cartilage are better treated with surgical technique.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty can be used to augmentate a flat nasal bridge (a common problem in Asian population) or to reconstruct a nasal tip. It also can be used to remove “a nasal hump” (a common problem in Caucasians population) or to correct saddle nose deformity (a common problem in a surgical nose job when it goes wrong)
For more information on Non-surgical Rhinoplasty, please contact BHC on 1300 882 823 or click here to book your consultation online.