I've always hated my nose and was called Concorde for years in high school (not that my kids even know what Concorde is!) I desperately wanted surgery but after watching various blood thirsty documentaries on the procedure I decided that I could live with it. Far too much bone sawing and stitching for my liking. OK I'm a wimp, I admit it but I just embraced the name calling and learned the fine art of sarcasm.
So when I did my advanced filler training, which included non-surgical rhinoplasty (it's the non-surgical bit that really appealed to me!) I asked my amazing trainer if she could do anything for me and she said probably not as it would take years of therapy but she could reshape my nose.😂😂
What does this consist of you ask? Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a medical procedure in which injectable fillers, most commonly hyaluronic acid ones are used to alter and shape the nose without invasive surgery. The procedure fills in depressed areas on the nose, lifting the angle of the tip or smoothing the appearance of bumps on the bridge. Non surgical rhinoplasty is an augmentation procedure, so it cannot reduce the size of someone's nose. It is purely a cosmetic procedure.
She very kindly talked me through exactly what she was doing while she was doing it so, after applying anaesthetic for 20 minutes, she used filler to even up my nose at the bridge where it was hooked and slightly crooked then she put filler in the tip to raise it as, apparently, it was hooked. Obviously by the time she had explained all this I felt like the Wicked Witch of the East and any self esteem I still possessed had left the building but, looking on the bright side, I was cured!!
It was all over in less than half an hour and I was left with a little swelling and a very slight bruise as you can see in the photo above which was taken straight after the treatment. This only lasted for a few days but then it was absolutely fine.
I managed to carry on with my training with no pain at all and am now qualified to apply filler to noses, cheeks, tear troughs, jawlines and chins and also injecting Profhilo, one of the most popular skin treatments at the moment. I just love the fact that these treatments are easily accessible to all and are nowhere near as expensive as surgery. The downtime is minimal and they can be a real confidence booster.
I take great pride in my work and am getting new qualifications and learning new techniques and treatments all the time as I am just intrigued by what can be done these days!
If you have any questions or would like to pop in for a chat please feel free to get in touch either on my facebook page or through my website.