Non-surgical Rhinoplasty by: Arian Mowlavi M.D.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty utilizes a safe and non-allergenic filler, called Radiesse, to camouflage a nasal hump, fill in a low radix (the junction between the forehead and the start of the nasal dorsum, and/or to correct nasal contour irregularities following rhinoplastic surgery. Although injection of fillers is typically reserved for patients not desiring to have rhinoplasty surgery, its results can be quite remarkable. Radiesse is a bone imitation (30% microspheres and 70% carboxymethylcellulose gel) made synthetically from ocean coral, which is packaged into 1.5, 1.3, and 0.4 ml syringes. Dr. Mowlavi injects the material into a deep plane directly overlying the nasal bones to improve nasal dorsum and even nasal tip countour irregularities. Average volumes of injection range from 0.4ml for nasal tip asymmetries to 1.5ml for creating a more prominent nasal dorsum. Since Radiesse can be injected in micro-volumes, patients can expect correction of even subtle nasal deformities.

Radiesse injection of the nose is performed in the office and takes approximately 10 minutes to perform. Local anesthetic is utilized to provide regional numbing of the nose prior to injection. Patients should expect immediate correction of their nasal deformity. Since Radiesse injections can result in slight bruising and swelling that lasts for 2 to 3 days it is advised to schedule your treatment 1 week prior to any major social events. In addition, it is wise to avoid any blood thinners such as aspirin or herbal products for two weeks prior to treatment. Clients can expect their results to last at least 12 months. Some patients may even notice more permanent results felt to have resulted from collagen deposition surrounding the filler material.

Made me feel super comfortable... I was so nervous about getting a rhino to fix a deviated septum. Mowlavi made me feel super comfortable and the staff made it easy! I really was so nervous to do this, and had met with a couple of doctors. When I came into this office I felt so confident and at ease. Could not be happier I chose him. So happy with it all 🙂


He gave me the gift of breathing again... Dr. Mowlavi is the best doctor in the world! He gave me the gift of breathing again after 15 years of living with a severely broken nose and I do not ever know how to thank him. To me, he is not just a surgeon, he is truly an artist, and a wonderful human being. Im glad I was introduced to Dr. Mowlavi and his amazing staff. I highly recommend him to anyone and everyone I know.

Mary M. Irvine, CA

My nose looks amazing! I went to Dr. Mowlavi two months ago, trying to decide on undergoing rhinoplasty. His staff was very professional and so was he, they made me feel at home and a month later I had the surgery with no complications and my nose looks amazing! They have been amazing with answering any questions I have had. Thank you Dr. Mowlavi I would definitely recommend him!

Gabby Laguna Beach, CA

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