Rhinoplasty: Surgical or Non-Surgical Options
"My nose is too big." "My nose is crooked." "My nose is too bulbous."
Many patients who share similar complaints about their noses are convinced they need to surgically break, cut, or reduce the nose to make it more aligned with their features. In my experience, the exact opposite is usually true.
You can often achieve far superior results by strategically adding dermal filler to your nose with the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure. I perform non-surgical rhinoplasty on men and women from throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Pinole. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 for more information.
ABOUT OUR PATIENT So many people are unhappy with their nasal tip! It’s either "too round" or "too droopy". This young lady from the Castro Valley was concerned with the latter. She wasn’t thrilled with her nose’s curvature or the way the tip pointed downward. As intent as she was on finding a fix for her issue, she wasn’t comfortable with surgical procedures...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT After doing some research about noninvasive cosmetic surgery online, this young man from Brazil stopped by my San Francisco office for a consultation. He had a clear vision of what he wanted to improve-his nose. He wanted to remove a small distracting bump and make the tip appear more upturned. Facial dermal filler treatments are ideal for these kinds of aesthetic defects, so I ...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT For about a year, this 40-something mother of two had thought about getting a treatment for her nose. She started doing research about her options and came across the reviews and photos for my cosmetic surgery practice. Soon after, I was glad to welcome her to my San Francisco office where I gave her an in-depth consultation. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN For this patient, I per...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This African American man in his 20's had a big problem: he had long felt his nose detracted from the rest of his face. While he appreciated its shape in general, he felt it made him look too childlike. During his search for a surgeon experienced in Ethnic Rhinoplasty, my videos caught his eye, so we met in my downtown San Francisco office, where I consulted with him about non...
Background: This east bay woman consulted with Dr. Mabrie in his San Francisco office about non-surgical Rhinoplasty. In general she was happy with the overall size and character of her nose, but wondered if some small improvements could be made. Her two main concerns: 1. She didn't want her nose to look "done". 2. She was afraid of needles! Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: “This ca...
Background: This woman was primarily concerned with her profile. She felt the curvature was extreme and made the nose seem large. She found Dr. Mabrie online and consulted about non-surgical treatment. Dr. Mabrie’s Assessment: “This was a very satisfying case. We both agreed that her concerns were slightly different from many of the cases previously seen in my photo gallery. This...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young lady was already feeling somewhat satisfied with the shaping of her nose, but she knew there was room for improvement. She felt it looked a little round and slightly undefined. Basically, she was looking for a change that was defining but not too drastic. After searching online for a facial plastic surgeon specializing in Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, she found our before...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient initially visited my San Francisco office interested in finding the right kind of filler treatment for bags under her eyes. I noticed her nose was somewhat misshapen and injured as well. She told me it was the result of a Rhinoplasty she had many years ago. There has been a hump reduction during the Rhinoplasty surgery, which had caused the middle cartilaginous port...
Achieve similar results non-surgically! Check out this case: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Background: This young San Francisco woman was interested in Rhinoplasty surgery. She chose Dr. Mabrie because of his experience with preserving ethnic characteristics and maintaining natural results. She wanted a softer nose, like her mother's, with better symmetry, a smaller tip, and a stra...
Achieve similar results non-surgically! Check out this case: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Background: This woman had long considered Rhinoplasty surgery. Her nasal tip was full and similar in size and shape to the nose of her father. While she liked his nose on him, she wanted something softer and more feminine. After searching several plastic surgery websites of doctors in San Francisco, she...
What Is Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a procedure that enhances the nasal appearance by skillfully applying a dermal filler, like Restylane, to the nose. For more aesthetically pleasing features, most patients find they don't need a smaller nose; they need a smoother, stronger and more defined nasal bridge and/or tip. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can provide the facial balance most people seek, usually with little downtime.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty in San Francisco
Advantages of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
The results are better.
It seems counterintuitive, but most noses that people think are too big, aren't too big at all. They lack definition. Their appearance is greatly improved by adding to the nose, rather than taking away.
The results are predictable and reversible.
One of the biggest challenges of traditional surgical procedures is the fear of changing one's nose and being stuck with the results. In the event of dissatisfaction or adverse reaction, the fillers used for non-surgical rhinoplasty can be dissolved by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Minimal downtime and recovery.
There is significantly less discomfort and recovery time than with a surgical procedure. Non-surgical rhinoplasty usually involves minimal bruising and swelling (approximately 4 to 7 days).
What If I Need Surgery?
During the consultation, I will provide you with a realistic idea of what is achievable with fillers. If your unique case requires surgery, I'll personally refer you to some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons I know in the Bay Area. There are many instances where patients have combined surgical and non-surgical methods to achieve their ideal results. In fact, I take great pleasure in helping patients with good or less than perfect outcomes refine and enhance their surgical results with fillers.
Which solution is the best for you? Come by for a visit. I'd love to show you the possibilities that fillers can offer in a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure.
My Background With Rhinoplasty
Much of my early experience with rhinoplasty surgery was obtained at the top institutions in the nation. After completing a residency in Head & Neck surgery at Johns Hopkins and becoming board certified in Head & Neck Surgery, I completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Stanford University and became board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery.
After several years of performing successful surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures, I'm now focusing exclusively on the non-surgical approach. After seeing literally hundreds of patients, I've found that the results most people want can be achieved with non-surgical methods. For cases that still require traditional surgery, I'll refer you to my most trusted and esteemed colleagues. I'll make sure that your face is in the best hands possible. That's my promise to you.