Porsha Williams’s look is always changing. But if you’ve noticed a difference in her nose, it’s because she’s had some work done on it that she’s not afraid to share with the world. But not the kind of work you’re thinking of.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star put her followers, and in turn, the rest of us, on to what experts call a “non-surgical nose job” that one can have done in under 30 minutes. She shared a time-lapse video of her procedure on Instagram, and it has everyone talking:
What’s happening in the short clip is that Williams is having filler injected into her nose via syringe. As you can see, it does change the bridge of the nose, but it’s a subtle change, and it isn’t necessarily a permanent one. Depending on the type of filler the patient requests, results can last for less than a year, or go as long as two years, according to Self. If you like what you see, you return to the doctor to continue the procedure before the fillers wear off. Dimitry Rabkin, M.D. of Esthetica MD in Englewood, New Jersey, shared the process with Self.
“First, he injects the patient’s nose with saline water in areas they want to correct to show them what their nose will look like once the fillers are in. If they’re satisfied with the look, he’ll apply numbing cream to the nose and then use fillers to get the desired appearance. Patients may experience a little bit of swelling immediately after the procedure, but Rabkin says it’s minimal, if it occurs at all. ‘A lot depends on the injector’s technique,’ he says. ‘If someone is rough with it, you’ll have more swelling.'”
Experts say that the procedure is an excellent alternative for those who want to make slight changes to their nose without going under the knife. Recovery time is minimal, and while some may deal with light bruising, you’re usually ready to go soon after.
Those looking for more extensive work still need to seek out a rhinoplasty.
“If you’re not into taking chances with a formal rhinoplasty, this procedure is ideal,” Rabkin told Self. “When you see the results…it’s a beautiful thing.”
And the prices aren’t so bad either. Depending on the filler used, you could spend as little as $250–or as much as $1200 per procedure. But you probably don’t want to go too cheap when you’re talking about the quality of a substance being injected into your face…
Williams sure seems happy with the results. What do you think of the non-surgical nose job route?