The key to this new procedure: one of the newer, long lasting wrinkle fillers called radiesse which is injected into the problem spots. “The typical rhinoplasty or nose job involves insertions and it is done under general anesthesia and there is down time, usually one to three weeks, it is usually a painful procedure and it requires being done with general anesthesia with down time, Radiesse and the non surgical nose job is an out patient procedure where we do it under numbing cream, we apply numbing cream for about fifteen minutes and then with a very small needle and very controlled injections we place the filler substance Radiesse in the nose to basically camouflage nasal irregularities and bumps and dents,” SAYS Dr. Rokhsar, a cosmetic dermatologist at the New York Aesthetic Consultants.
Radiesse last a relatively long time for fillers--about a year and a half. “It is made up of calcium hydroxyl apatite crystals which is very similar to what is found in bone and teeth, so really it is a nice complimentary substance to add in this are,” says Dr. Rokhsar.
Betty couldn’t be happier! “I cannot believe my nose is straight!!! My bump is gone, See!, my bump is totally gone, I am totally amazed by that and that only took five minutes to do, so it is great, I am very happy.” The procedure between 800 and fifteen hundred dollars. Compare that to a regular nose job, which runs between ten and fifteen thousand dollars.