Vancouver, British Columbia – Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a general practitioner with Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics – a practice focusing on cosmetic dermatology – says that the popularity of non-surgical nose-reshaping as an alternative to rhinoplasty is increasing among her patients. Referred to as a “10 Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job” or “liquid nose job,” this procedure uses dermal fillers injected into precise areas of the nose to create, correct, or enhance nasal shape.
“These dermal fillers, which are composed of hyaluronic acid, are biodegradable over time but because they are injected into the nasal bridge, which does not move around a lot, the absorption rate is slow, therefore the results of non-surgical nose-reshaping can last up to 12 months,” says Dr. Ebrahim. She notes that non-surgical nose reshaping is also particularly popular among the Asian community, as these patients often seek treatment to enhance a flat or depressed nasal bridge.
“Many of my patients are unaware that non-surgical options for nose reshaping are available,” says Dr. Ebrahim. “When this procedure is explained to them at my clinics, they get excited and they want to do them immediately. The risk is minimal, but the reward is great and there is immediate gratification with no downtime.”
The rise in popularity for non-invasive treatments among Dr. Ebrahim’s patients is not unique. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, 2013 marked the third consecutive year where the overall growth in cosmetic enhancement was driven by a significant rise in non-surgical procedures. “With non-invasive treatments rapidly advancing in technology, more people reconsider them in place of surgical cosmetics options due to the downtime, pain, scars, etc. [that are often associated with surgical procedures],” says Dr. Ebrahim.
Dr. Ebrahim notes that, generally, a good candidate for the non-surgical nose-reshaping procedure may be affected by the following conditions:
- Mild nasal deformities such as an irregular or depressed bridge
- Flat or concave bridge of the nose
- Post-rhinoplasty patients requiring minor corrections
According to Dr. Ebrahim, her 10 plus years of experience in performing non-surgical nose-reshaping procedures equip her with the understanding and seasoned artistic ability to achieve the beautiful aesthetic results her patients desire. Because complications can happen even with non-invasive procedures, Dr. Ebrahim also emphasizes the importance that such procedures only be performed by a qualified and experienced medical practitioner.
About Dr. Shehla Ebrahim
Dr. Shehla Ebrahim graduated from the University of British Columbia and earned her practical cosmetic dermatology diploma from the University of Cardiff in Wales. She is published in various print and television media; and is an active member of the BC College of Family Physicians, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the British Columbia Medical Association, and many other medical organizations. Dr. Ebrahim maintains a medical spa on the North Shore, and serves as the Medical Director of Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre in West Vancouver. Her practice has been nominated for numerous awards, including the 2013 Best Facial Rejuvenation Clinic award and the 2013 Best New Business award. Dr. Ebrahim has also been nominated as a Best Doctor on the North Shore, 2011. Dr. Ebrahim is available for interview upon request.
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Afterglow Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care
104-2609 Westview Drive
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