Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty takes about fifteen to thirty minutes to perform. A topical numbing cream is applied to the top of the nose. Voluma, Lyft, or Radiesse (Dr. Rivkin’s usual fillers of choice for the nose) are injected to fill depressions, smooth out sharp angles, or change the angle of the tip of the nose, restoring symmetry and making the nose appear straighter and more attractive.
We have discovered over the years that making the nose straighter by eliminating bumps, correcting asymmetry and lifting the tip actually makes the nose look smaller! Dr. Rivkin believes that, as you make the nose straighter you are helping it blend in to the rest of the face, making it less noticeable and therefore smaller to the eye of the observer.
Many patients have been amazed at how this procedure, that adds volume to the nose, results in a smaller looking nose at the end. During the procedure you will have the opportunity to look at yourself in a mirror and discuss the results with Dr. Rivkin. Adjustments can be made on the spot so that you know that the result of the procedure is exactly as you imagined it would be!
Voluma is Dr. Rivkin’s favorite filler for the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure. It is a safe, robust and smooth filler that gives a natural look. Like all hyaluronic acid fillers, Voluma is reversible at any time with a simple enzyme injection. If left in place, Voluma lasts for about a year to a year and a half or more in the nose. It is this duration of effect that makes Voluma stand out from other fillers. Dr. Rivkin also uses Lyft, another hyaluronic acid filler that is more affordable than Voluma. Lyft is also reversible and lasts for about 9 to 12 months.
Radiesse is a safe, reliable injectable filler composed of calcium and cellulose. It is not reversible, but it is thicker than any other filler and Dr. Rivkin uses it to lift tips or raise bridges that cannot be lifted or raised with hyaluronic fillers. Radiesse lasts for about 8 to 12 months. During your comprehensive consultation, you will decide with Dr. Rivkin which filler is the one for you.
None of these fillers require allergy testing and they will not migrate or lump up within the tissues. When they dissolve, they will do so evenly and symmetrically. These fillers are simply broken down by the body naturally and gradually disappear, leaving no trace behind.
Dr. Rivkin usually suggests one of these temporary fillers for patients who have never had any prior injections or cosmetic enhancements to the nose. Once the patient has experienced the procedure and we have a road map to success, we offer to switch to a permanent filler. Bellafill is currently the only FDA approved permanent filler. Dr. Rivkin has been using Bellafill for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for 10 years and has seen outstanding, long lasting results. The main ingredient in Bellafill is microscopic beads of methyl methacrylate, a safe surgical plastic that cannot be broken down by the body and has been in use for over 50 years. Bellafill is not reversible, but is administered gradually, in two to three sessions spaced about 2 months apart. Results are smooth, soft and natural. Dr. Rivkin has used this filler on more than 1000 patients without a major complication.
Whichever filler you choose, you can rest assured that with Dr. Rivkin, your results will be nothing less than amazing!