One of the most popular plastic surgical procedures in the world is rhinoplasty. Men and women of all ages seek rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of their noses. These patients may have nasal asymmetry, a shortened nasal tip, or certain congenital nasal issues.
While traditional rhinoplasty can address all of these concerns, now there’s another, less-invasive option.
TipLyft rhinoplasty uses injectable dermal fillers to alter the shape of the nose and create a more flattering, symmetric appearance. Dr. Yu at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa performs TipLyft filler-based rhinoplasty for patients in and around Arcadia, CA.
Learn more about TipLyft rhinoplasty treatment in the guide below.
What Is the Purpose of Rhinoplasty?
The purpose of rhinoplasty is to alter the appearance of the nose. Many people seek out rhinoplasty procedures because they want to change the size, shape, or structure of their noses. Others seek rhinoplasty because of congenital conditions that impact their breathing, such as a deviated septum.
Traditional Rhinoplasty vs. TipLyft Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can be performed using either a traditional method or the TipLyft method. Learn more about the differences between each method below.
Traditional rhinoplasty is an extensive, invasive, surgical procedure. It relies on the manipulation of bone and cartilage in the nasal structure to achieve the patient’s desired outcome.
Bone may be shaved down or removed. Cartilage is moved and repositioned. These amendments can resolve things like a pronounced nasal hump, asymmetrical nostrils, or a downturned nasal tip.
Traditional rhinoplasty can be closed or open. Open rhinoplasty involves making incisions on the outside of the nose to gain access to the underlying bone and cartilage. In closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nasal passages.
TipLyft filler-based rhinoplasty is an innovative procedure that uses dermal filler injectables to alter the appearance of the nose. When placed in strategic areas of the nose, fillers can disguise a slight nasal hump or create a lifted, elongated nasal tip.
TipLyft is a less-extensive form of rhinoplasty. It does not require incisions and is considered minimally invasive. Since TipLyft is a far less extensive procedure, it is reserved for those with subtle or mild structural concerns.
Dr. Yu’s TipLyft Technique
Dr. Yu’s TipLyft technique is a specialized procedure that’s tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Yu uses Restylane injectable filler to add volume to specific areas around the nasal structure — most often the nasal tip.
By manually manipulating the position of the cartilage and injecting small amounts of the Restylane solution, Dr. Yu can create a more symmetrical, visually appealing nose shape without surgical intervention.
When using Restylane injectables to alter the appearance of the nose, avoiding blood vessels is essential. The nasal structure contains many tiny blood vessels, and misplaced injections could lead to vascular damage.
Having performed more than 3,000 TipLyft procedures, Dr. Yu approaches every case with the utmost care and precision. This attention to detail results in a successful filler-based rhinoplasty without complications.
The TipLyft technique mastered by Dr. Yu has earned him acclaim within the cosmetic industry. He was a speaker at the 2020 ASPS Annual Meeting Educational Program and the 2021 ASPS and VCS events. His TipLyft non-surgical technique was also featured in the June 2022 edition of Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
TipLyft in The Aesthetic Guide
Dr. Yu’s TipLyft technique is so effective that it was featured in the latest issue of The Aesthetic Guide, a leading provider of news and information about the cosmetic industry. Only the most popular, effective procedures are featured in The Aesthetic Guide to give patients a better look at treatments that may work for them.
Are You A Candidate For TipLyft Rhinoplasty?
Candidates for TipLyft are those who are looking to improve the appearance of their noses without surgical intervention. If you want to enhance your facial appearance by altering your nose, TipLyft could be the procedure for you.
Many people who consider getting TipLyft rhinoplasty procedures have some combination of the following nasal concerns:
- Shortened nasal tip
- Nasal hump
- Nasal asymmetry
- Downturned nasal tip
While TipLyft is an effective way to alter the appearance of your nose, it is not the ideal option for everyone. The optimal candidate for a TipLyft procedure is someone who has mild issues with their nasal structure. Patients with significant concerns may be in need of traditional rhinoplasty.
The only way to confirm that you are a good candidate for TipLyft filler-based rhinoplasty is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yu. During your consultation, he will examine your nasal structure and assess any issues in the area. He will also discuss the outcome you hope to achieve to ensure that a TipLyft procedure is the right choice for you.
You will also discuss your medical history with Dr. Yu, and he will review any relevant information, as certain conditions can impact your ability to have a TipLyft rhinoplasty procedure. If you are not found to be a good candidate for TipLyft, Dr. Yu will advise you on any alternative options that may be a better fit.
Schedule Your TipLyft Consultation
If you’re interested in TipLyft filler-based rhinoplasty, schedule your consultation at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa today. We work with patients throughout Arcadia, CA, and the surrounding areas.
During your consultation, Dr. Yu will assess the current condition of your nose and nasal passages, and then he will design a unique treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call us today to set up your appointment and learn how TipLyft rhinoplasty can enhance your nose.