Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Your nose can be reshaped to a certain extent with fillers. Bumps, ridges, and asymmetries can be camouflaged with a small amount of strategically placed filler.

“A simple injection can make an immediate and significant change. If you like the change, you can always opt for a more permanent solution,” says Dr. Ricciardelli. “My goal is to give you an improved version of yourself. Not necessarily different.”

With over 25 years of experience injecting fillers and board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, you will not find a better trained surgeon in the area. Dr. Ricciardelli is keenly aware of what is crucial in achieving a natural and well-balanced nose.

How is a non-surgical Rhinoplasty performed?
Radiesse is the filler of choice for improving the contours of the nose. Tiny amounts are injected to add volume to areas that are depressed or smoothed out. Dr. Ricciardelli will determine the amount Radiesse needed but in most cases a minimal amount is required to achieve change.
What do I need to do before my injection?
At your consultation, Dr. Ricciardelli will examine your face, paying particular attention to your nose structure and balance.  Your goals and expectations will be discussed thoroughly. One to two weeks before your injection, Dr. Ricciardelli may recommend stopping aspirin, St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E or blood thinners to minimize your risk of bruising. Most patients experience little to no bruising. Feel free to bring a list of questions. We love an informed patient. Dr. Ricciardelli will let you know what to expect before, during and after your procedure and answer all of your questions.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
At your cosmetic consultation and treatment appointment, Dr. Ricciardelli will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations. This procedure is quick and simple and is performed with a very an ultra-fine needle. A topical numbing cream can be used to numb the area, but in most cases is not needed. Some patients describe the sensation like a bug bite with slight stinging. Expect to have an immediate change after the injection. The area may feel tight and full temporarily. You will be given an instruction sheet for your specific needs and small ice packets to apply after treatment. Arnica Montana can speed up the healing process and is available if you are someone who bruises easily.  Expect the treatment to last 12 to 8 months in most cases.  The filler will slowly dissipate over time but some will most likely remain. Our door is always open for any questions.
Why choose Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?
It’s about confidence: confidence in the person doing your injections, confidence that your wishes and individual concerns will be heard, and confidence you will get the results you want. Do not trust your face to an unqualified provider or spa injector. Dr. Ricciardelli has the experience and reputation that ensures you are trusting in a surgeon with a known track record and the qualifications and certifications that recognize him on a regional and national level. He has performed more injections than any other plastic surgeon in the area.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule your consultation now!

At your consultation you’ll meet with one of our surgeons and we’ll discuss all of your options and answer all of your questions.

Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli

Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery.  He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years.  During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…