Most people have at least one thing that they would change about their appearance if they could, and for me it was definitely the shape of my nose. It has always had a bump in the middle, and I’d say that ever since high school it has had a negative effect on my confidence. Having absolutely no control over someone perhaps taking a side profile picture of me, which I believed would only further emphasise the shape of my nose, would fill me with dread. If got a lingering look from someone, I would automatically feel that they were assessing and scrutinising the shape of my nose, even though deep down I knew that probably wasn’t the case!
I had fantasised often about undergoing a surgical nose job, or rhinoplasty as it’s known, but the combination of surgical downtime, general anaesthetic, possible complications and expense quickly woke me up, and that’s why I was so excited to discover a non-surgical rhinoplasty option instead!
I’ll admit, I felt a little nervous about the procedure at first, would it be painful? Would I be happy with my ‘new nose’? But once Dr Mckeating had gone through a full consultation with me and talked me through the procedure I felt a little less apprehensive, gave my consent and took a seat in the chair!
At the start of the procedure a local anaesthetic was administered to numb my nose, which was a little eye-watering due to its location, but this only lasted a few seconds and then everything was nice and numb. The sensation felt so strange, as I could feel things happening to my nose, but absolutely no pain! A cannula was inserted into the tip of my nose (again I couldn’t feel this at all so Dr McKeating advised that I keep my eyes shut so as not to get a shock when I saw something in the end of my nose!!), and the dermal filler was then administered before being moulded carefully in to place. The actual procedure itself didn’t take long at all, and I genuinely felt comfortable throughout.
When Dr Mckeating handed me the mirror after the treatment, I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes! I was so happy that I could have cried there and then! The results are amazing, and there’s a massive difference from a more or less pain free treatment. I was able to compare the pictures taken both before and immediately after my procedure, and the bump was truly gone (yay!), and amazingly, my nose looked smaller!
The day after my liquid rhinoplasty procedure my nose felt quite sensitive to touch but other than that I didn’t experience any pain or bruising. The perfect thing about having this procedure is that there is no downtime to worry about, and you can immediately get back to everyday life. I am so happy that I made the decision to have this treatment, I feel so much more confident and I can’t put the mirror down!
If you’re considering undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, then I would 100% recommend having a non-surgical procedure as I did. It has made such a huge impact on me and on my confidence, and is more affordable when compared with a surgical rhinoplasty, with no down time and far less risk!
Charlotte – Aesthetician – RejuvaMed Holmes Mill