When you decide to have an Injection Rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll want to make sure the surgeon you select is not only skilled, but trusted. Dr. Solomon has performed thousands of rhinoplasties for nearly 20 years, so he has an understanding of facial anatomy that can only be attained with years of experience. His career, which includes five years of head and neck surgical training has provided him with the expertise needed to skillfully alter a patients’ nose in order to improve the overall harmony and aesthetics of their face.
Dr. Philip Solomon, MD, FRCSC treats patients from across Canada who are interested in Injection Rhinoplasty, a non-surgical approach to transform the shape of the nose. Located in Old Thornhill in Toronto, Dr. Solomon has performed over 1000 rhinoplasties. These include procedures that range from making subtle changes to refine the shape of a nose to significant nasal reconstructions. In addition to studying in Canada, Dr. Solomon has traveled internationally to study and learn the most state-of-the-art procedures from world-renowned plastic surgeons. It has been this dedication to excellence that has made him the Chief of Surgery at York Centre Hospital.
As you may be aware, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to alter the nose. It is usually done to change the structure or form of the nose.
During the injection rhinoplasty procedure, an anesthesiologist will apply either a topical anesthetic or a local anesthetic to your nose. Most plastic surgeons prefer the topical anesthetic, which is usually applied as a cream. Once the area has been numbed, the plastic surgeon will use a syringe that has been sterilized to inject the filler into the deep subcutaneous tissues. Depending on the amount of work involved, most injection rhinoplasty procedures are completed in about a half hour.
Injection rhinoplasty was first performed in the late 1800s, when doctors were looking to correct a nasal deformity. At first, they used liquid paraffin, although most doctors soon found better filler material. Today, injection rhinoplasty uses only the most state-of-the-art fillers to give thousands of patients a nose that truly reflects who they are.
“Injection Rhinoplasty may be a good choice for patients who are anxious about having surgery and want to see how changes will look before committing to a more permanent change,” says Dr. Solomon. “I also help patients who would like subtle enhancements after Rhinoplasty Surgery, as well as patients who are thinking about Revision Rhinoplasty and want to test how the changes could look before they commit to a surgery decision.”
Injection rhinoplasty’s greatest strength just might lie in its ability to subtly alter the contours of your nose to improve your facial aesthetics. This includes not only filling in depressions and small divots on the nose, but also smoothing out nasal bumps. Injection rhinoplasty has also proven to be useful to patients who have noses that are crooked or twisted, including people whose noses have been broken and healed poorly. It can also help alter your nose tip, either by refining it or lifting it up.
Despite the versatility of injection rhinoplasty, the procedure does have some limitations. One limitation is that it cannot make your nose smaller. If you are looking to decrease the nose size, you must get a traditional rhinoplasty procedure. A traditional rhinoplasty procedure may be for you if you want to correct certain medical conditions that can only be corrected through a surgical procedure inside the nose.
Dr. Solomon will need to ensure you’re a good candidate for injection rhinoplasty. In order to be considered a good candidate. The good news is that all of them are pretty straightforward. For instance, you need to be physically healthy as well as old enough as your nose should have reached its adult size. This is usually around the time you are in your teens anywhere between the ages of 14- 19 years of age and is considered on a case by case basis. This is because a face that is still going through changes can alter the outcome of an injection rhinoplasty procedure in ways that are difficult to predict.
If you are interested in an injection rhinoplasty procedure, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Solomon to find out if it is right for you. He will perform an assessment of the internal and external structures of your nose and evaluate its aesthetic impression, as well as how the context of your facial contours acts to enhance or diminish it. Dr. Solomon uses the most cutting-edge computer imaging technology to make his assessments.
Once Dr. Solomon has completed his examination, he will work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan. Several different options will be explored, and Dr. Solomon will be sure to explain the risks and benefits of each. The computer imaging technology will also help show patients the projected result of each operation and help give them the information they need to make the decision that works best for them.
The procedure itself will take less than an hour to perform in Dr. Solomon’s Toronto Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre. Dr. Solomon uses hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm. These are injectable fillers, which are absorbable and are commonly used to fill wrinkles and smile lines. No anaesthetic is required as these products already contain a small amount of lidocaine to assist with comfort during injection.
Injection Rhinoplasty is sometimes called the “lunch time nose job” because patients can return to work right after the procedure as pain and swelling are minimal. Many physicians say two hours should be more than enough time to recover from an injection rhinoplasty, while others say to give yourself two days. However, Dr. Solomon and his staff will be sure to assess the healing process while you recover and advise you on when you can expect the pain and swelling to go away. While injection rhinoplasties are not as traumatizing to patients as more common surgical procedures, patients should still avoid strenuous activity or contact sports for at least a week after the procedure has been completed. Patients should also take great care to avoid any situations in which the face might be exposed to trauma. It is important to always follow all after care instructions provided in order to ensure an uncomplicated and smooth recovery.
The results of an injection rhinoplasty will last about a year. This will allow patients time to adjust to their new appearance and determine if they wish to continue with injection treatments or pursue permanent Rhinoplasty Surgery. While rhinoplasty does have a reputation for having a high revision rate, Dr. Solomon has the medical skills and experience to ensure not only a low revision rate, but a high success rate as well.
Dr. Solomon allows for a multitude of payment options and plans so that patients can focus on their steadfast recovery and enhanced facial appearances instead of financing. A free, no obligation consultation is available upon request so that any needs or concerns you may have, medical or otherwise, can be discussed in the briefest delay and with ardent confidentiality.
Contact our office to book a confidential consultation with Dr. Solomon at his Toronto Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre. Dr. Solomon will discuss your individual goals and create a custom treatment plan that’s right for you.