Are you on the fence about getting a nose job? Probably not — we feel like a "nose job" is something you either want or you don't, and the decision falls squarely on whether you can afford it and it you want to go under the permanent knife.
Well, what would you say if we told you we could knock part of that equation off… the under the knife part!
That's where this new, non-surgical nose job comes in! Here's what one doctor who performs it said:
“It’s a procedure that can be done in about 15 minutes. The patient comes in and has an identifiable issue with their nose, like a bump or a downward turning of their nose, and we use filling material to correct that problem.”
That sounds… awful. We're not gonna lie. "Filling material?"
It's called Radiesse, and is made of a protein that commonly found in human bone. The doctor continued:
“We can physically mold the filler when it’s under the skin into the place that we want it to be. We also put a little bit of Botox in the muscle that kind of pulls down the nose – and that, in about five days can kind of help push up the nose.”
So is there a downside? Yeah, not everyone is a candidate. The side effects are actually rather mild, though, with just bruising and swelling for a few days. Don't get it right before your wedding, in other words.
For those worried about the permanence: it isn't irreversible. In fact, you have to go in every nine months to a year for touch ups!
Still, we wish people could be happy and confident with themselves without any kind of enhancements, which is easier said than done. In the end, as long as you're happy and satisfied, that's all that matters!
[Image via AP Images.]
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