If you’re looking to alter the shape of your nose, you might be surprised by how much can be achieved without rhinoplasty surgery.
This page talks about all of the non-surgical ways to change your nose shape. If you are open to a surgical procedure, we can discuss that during your consultation as well.
- 1 Results Created by Nonsurgical Nose Jobs
- 2 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 3 Comparing Nose Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Nose Job
- 4 Risks, Side Effects, & Complications with Nose Injections
- 5 Downtime
- 6 Cost for Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
- 7 Nonsurgical Nose Job FAQs
Results Created by Nonsurgical Nose Jobs
A nonsurgical nose job can yield results that are comparable to a traditional, surgical nose job, depending on the changes you seek. The procedure is also referred to as a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, liquid nose job, or 15-minute nose job. Nonsurgical nose jobs are a good option for patients who wish to smooth out a bump on the bridge or their nose or achieve an overall less angular look. If you wish to make the nose smaller, nonsurgical nose jobs are not the best option for you, although enhancing some features can make the nose look smaller overall. In addition, patients should remember that nonsurgical nose job results are not permanent.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Smooth Out Bumps or humps on Nose Profile with Filler
Smoothing bumps on the nose is one of the primary reasons why patients seek a nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure. This can be achieved using dermal fillers, which are injectable products typically composed of hyaluronic acid to increase volume below the skin in selected areas. A nonsurgical nose job using filler can smooth a bump on the nose by raising dipped areas, so the profile is an overall straight angle.
Change Tip Angle on Nose Tip with Botox
The angle of the nose tip can be adjusted non-surgically using Botox. Botox works by temporarily partially deactivating the muscles. When injected into the muscle that pulls the tip of the nose downward, known as the depressor septi nasal muscle, the nose tip can be reshaped. The result is a perkier, slightly upturned nasal tip.
Comparing Nose Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Nose Job
There are several benefits for patients choosing a nonsurgical rhinoplasty compared to rhinoplasty surgery. These include avoiding the risks of surgical scarring or complications from anesthesia. Nonsurgical nose jobs are also reversible, whereas many of the changes created in surgery can never be reversed. Surgical rhinoplasty is also one of the most technically difficult plastic surgeries to perform – meaning far fewer surgeons will perform it and those that do it well charge a premium for being the best at a selective surgery (this is, by the way, one surgery we recommend you not price shop – the good nose surgeons are worth the extra fee). A bad surgical result for a nose job carries the risk of complications and breathing problems throughout the healing process and beyond. Not to mention that the healing process alone can be very challenging for patients – expect a full year of recovery during which swelling will often subside, only to return seemingly out of the blue, and breathing may be challenging.
In addition, many patients find that a nose job is a very emotional experience, because changes to the face change our self-perception and the face is what so much of your identity is tied to. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures allows patients to see certain types of results without permanent changes. If they do like the results, patients are free to pursue a surgical rhinoplasty later.
Risks, Side Effects, & Complications with Nose Injections
There are some notable risks involved in nonsurgical rhinoplasty, which is why it’s important to seek expert providers in this procedure.
Placing filler in the nose is particularly risky for two reasons: Important blood vessels in nose can be injected into or they can be compressed by swelling in this area caused by those injections – both would be a very bad thing. It takes expertise, experience, and a keen understanding of facial anatomy to know how to fill the nose safely and avoid these complications.
Botox injections to the nose are uncommon in general because most professionals do not have knowledge or experience injecting the nose and do not know how to effectively achieve results.
Reducing Risks with NonSurgical Nose Jobs: Choosing the Right Provider
One of the best ways to reduce the risks with nose injections is to be selective about your injector. You’re looking for someone who has the anatomy knowledge, injecting experience, and track record of excellent results with this procedure specifically – for example: : a rhinoplasty surgeon may not be a good choice for a nonsurgical rhinoplasty if they don’t inject this area very often (and many surgeons simply don’t do injectable procedures that often at all – because they’re spending their days performing surgery). At Reflections Center, our nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures are performed by qualified plastic surgeons who understand the anatomy of the nose and the subtle changes that can create your best possible rhinoplasty results.
Like most injectable procedures, there should be no downtime after receiving a nonsurgical nose job. You will likely experience some swelling and redness, which should dissipate quickly. Remember, we’re using a different technique for the injections to minimize swelling in this area, so it’s not going to be like freshly-injected lips. The swelling would be very mild, if at all. Bruising is also possible, which will heal quickly as well. You can return to your normal routine immediately after your appointment if you choose, but should avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least 24 hours.
Cost for Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
The final cost of your nonsurgical rhinoplasty will vary, particularly according to the products used to achieve your results and the number of syringes necessary. On average, patients can expect a nonsurgical nose job to cost between $700-1000 at our New Jersey offices.
Considering cost is one of the ways that patients choose between a traditional rhinoplasty and a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Surgical rhinoplasties are significantly more expensive than a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, making them unaffordable for many candidates. However, a surgical rhinoplasty is also a one-time cost. To keep up with nonsurgical rhinoplasty results, patients must have maintenance injections performed every 4-18 months, depending on the type of filler or neuromodulator used to complete their procedure. A surgical rhinoplasty, however, represents a one-time investment. Many patients choose to have a nonsurgical rhinoplasty first to determine whether they are satisfied with the results before moving forward with a surgery. The best treatment option for you (and your budget) will vary, and our physicians will help you determine a suitable plan during a consultation.
Nonsurgical Nose Job FAQs
What are the benefits of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Some of the benefits of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty include increasing symmetry and creating a balanced, proportionate nose shape, temporary results, no downtime, and a lower cost compared to a traditional rhinoplasty. Downtime, recovery, and pain after rhinoplasty surgery can make the year-long healing process a big undertaking – this is because the bones are broken – and you can avoid all of that with injections, and often achieve a very similar result for many patients.
What type of fillers are used for a liquid rhinoplasty?
To complete a liquid rhinoplasty, fillers such as Voluma or Lyft may be used. Reflections Center offers a full range of dermal fillers, and your physician will explain the best option for your treatment.
Does a liquid rhinoplasty hurt?
Like other Botox or dermal filler procedures, a liquid rhinoplasty should not be painful. Botox injections are not painful and are very quick. Dermal fillers used for this treatment contain numbing, so there’s little pain involved with those as well, but we can also always do additional numbing if requested by the patient.