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Clarifying the Difference: Rhinoplasty vs. Liquid Rhinoplasty at Naples Plastic Surgery

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Welcome to Naples Plastic Surgery, where we’re excited to introduce you to the transformative world of Liquid Rhinoplasty alongside traditional rhinoplasty. Our dedicated surgical team, featuring Dr. Leo Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett, specializes in both of these innovative approaches designed to enhance your natural beauty.

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Hi. I’m Dr. Baccaro, and today I wanted to talk to you about liquid rhinoplasty. Now, we all know about rhinoplasty, or nose job, which is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose, but we can also reshape the nose using hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Using those fillers, we can really straighten the dorsum of the nose, lift the tip of the nose, and even camouflage some deviations of the nose so that on a frontal view, your nose looks more straight.

Although a rhinoplasty will give you permanent long-term results, nasal fillers, or liquid rhinoplasty will give you results that last about 9 to 12 months. So, if you are planning on going down this route, do understand that you may need a touchup about every year or so.

If you’re thinking about a liquid rhinoplasty, please come to see us in consultation and we can discuss whether it’s the right option for you. 

A Vision of Enhanced Authenticity through Liquid Rhinoplasty

When individuals step into Naples Plastic Surgery, their aspirations extend beyond transformation; they seek an elevation of their inherent authenticity. Driven by the understanding that the most desirable enhancements are those that seamlessly integrate with one’s features, our surgeons dedicate themselves to meticulously crafting nuanced changes that resonate with each patient’s individuality.

Traditional rhinoplasty, performed by our expert surgeons, elevates the balance and aesthetics of the face through surgical techniques. This involves refining dorsal humps, sculpting bulbous nasal tips, and altering the size and shape of the nose to achieve the ideal, natural-looking results.

In contrast, Liquid Rhinoplasty, a non-surgical approach led by the same expert surgeons, offers a transformative solution without the need for invasive surgery. This revolutionary procedure involves the use of advanced dermal fillers to sculpt and contour the nose, addressing concerns such as asymmetry or dorsal humps. The beauty of Liquid Rhinoplasty lies in its minimal downtime and the ability to achieve remarkable results without surgical intervention.


  • Surgical nose reshaping (in operating room)
  • Improve breathing
  • Approximately 3-5 hours of surgery
  • Permanent results

Liquid Rhinoplasty

  • Non-surgical reshaping (in office)
  • Does not improve breathing
  • Approximate 10-15 minutes in the office
  • Results last 9-12 months

Masterful Techniques for Your Unique Goals

Navigating the path to facial harmony requires a bespoke approach. Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett embark on this journey with patients during personalized one-on-one consultations. Each conversation unveils the unique concerns and aspirations related to the nose. This meticulous understanding informs a tailored treatment plan that aligns with individual needs.

Whether you opt for traditional rhinoplasty or Liquid Rhinoplasty, you are in the masterful hands of experts. Traditional rhinoplasty encompasses surgical techniques whereas Liquid Rhinoplasty does not. Under the stewardship of our skilled surgeons, both approaches yield breathtaking results that harmonize seamlessly with each patient’s unique characteristics.

Revealing Your Beauty, Your Way

The transformative journey continues beyond the procedure. Following traditional rhinoplasty, the nose is gently taped, often accompanied by a supportive splint. Expect temporary bruising around the eyes and nose, typically fading within seven to ten days. The true unveiling of results commences within weeks, as initial swelling subsides. The full intricacies and nuances of the outcome reveal themselves over the ensuing months.

Liquid Rhinoplasty offers an alternative path with minimal downtime and discomfort. This non-invasive approach allows you to enjoy remarkable results without surgical recovery. The enhancement is gradual, with the full subtleties and details of your refined appearance becoming apparent over time.

Trust and Excellence in Both Paths

As in any surgical endeavor, potential risks are acknowledged, but you can rest assured that Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Bonett, and Dr. Walsh’s unparalleled training fosters an environment of trust and confidence. Their mastery in the field, combined with their dedication to patient well-being, ensures the utmost safety and excellence, whether you choose traditional rhinoplasty or Liquid Rhinoplasty.

The Breath of Possibility: Septoplasty

Venturing beyond rhinoplasty, Naples Plastic Surgery offers septoplasty—an avenue to improved breathing, especially in cases of a deviated septum. This procedure not only enhances respiration but can also address snoring concerns. Seamlessly combined with traditional rhinoplasty or Liquid Rhinoplasty, septoplasty forms an intricate puzzle piece in your journey towards holistic nasal well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main difference between traditional rhinoplasty and Liquid Rhinoplasty?

The primary difference lies in the approach. Traditional rhinoplasty involves surgical techniques to reshape the nose, including incisions and adjustments to the bone and cartilage. Liquid Rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is non-surgical and relies on dermal fillers to enhance the nose’s appearance. It’s a minimally invasive alternative.

How long do the results of Liquid Rhinoplasty last compared to traditional rhinoplasty?

The results of Liquid Rhinoplasty are temporary, typically lasting 9-12 months, depending on the type of filler used. Traditional rhinoplasty offers permanent results once the healing process is complete.

Is Liquid Rhinoplasty suitable for major nose reshaping?

No, Liquid Rhinoplasty is best suited for minor cosmetic improvements, such as addressing asymmetry or minor dorsal humps. For significant structural changes to the nose, traditional rhinoplasty is the recommended option.

Are there any risks associated with Liquid Rhinoplasty and traditional rhinoplasty?

Both procedures come with potential risks, including bruising, swelling, infection, and dissatisfaction with results. It’s crucial to consult with our experienced surgeons to understand these risks and make an informed decision.

Embark on Your Vision of Beauty

Your path to enhanced beauty begins at Naples Plastic Surgery. Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett extend an invitation to explore the possibilities. Connect with us today at 239-566-2611 to initiate your personalized consultation or delve into the realm of transformative cosmetic procedures. With Naples Plastic Surgery, your authentic beauty is our ultimate canvas.


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Your Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure

Health is the highest priority to Dr. Leo Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett, so they work with great care when performing liquid rhinoplasty to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the nose. They take pride in helping their patients begin their journey toward their aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.

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The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett are all highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.

At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Naples Plastic Surgery is Proud to Serve Patients from Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and All Over the Country!

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