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Nose Job Alternatives: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Options

Rhinoplasty is an invasive surgical procedure performed to change the shape and appearance of the nose. Plastic surgeons can reshape a patient’s nose to produce a more aesthetically pleasing appearance and, in some cases, better breathing and other medical benefits. No matter how much a patient may want to change the shape of their nose, the thought of having surgery and permanently changing the appearance of their dominant facial feature can be frightening.

Some patients may consider non-surgical rhinoplasty as an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty if they want to improve the appearance of their noses but are hesitant to have surgery. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as the “liquid nose job”, has become more common for these individuals in recent years. A facial plastic surgeon can enhance a patient’s nose using injectable fillers without the need for anesthesia, incisions, a prolonged healing process, or irreversible outcomes.

You must pick your medical professional wisely for your liquid nose job. Even though this procedure is considered non-surgical, it still carries risks if it is not done with great care by a professional with a thorough grasp of anatomy. Fortunately, Novomed’s expert plastic surgeons provide cutting-edge non-surgical rhinoplasty options to help patients improve the appearance of their noses without surgery.

What are the available non-surgical rhinoplasty options? 

The non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty, also known as a “liquid nose job,” is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane and/or Juvéderm, into the nose to smooth out bumps, alter projection volume, or accentuate the tip of the nose. Botox can occasionally be used to further refine specific nasal characteristics. A liquid nose job is a popular option for patients who want to fix minor to moderate nasal flaws to have a more aesthetically pleasing shape without undergoing surgery. By hiding the bumps and correcting the profile, a crooked nose can appear smaller. Moreover, a droopy tip can be elevated, and a crooked nose can be made straighter. The effects of a liquid nose job are noticeable quickly and can last for six to twelve months. The results may last a little longer depending on the type of dermal filler used.

Dermal fillers used in non-surgical nose jobs come in a variety of types, such as:

  • Hyaluronic acid is a short-term filler that goes by the well-known brand names Juvederm and Restylane. It is a secure, non-allergenic filler that lasts six to ten months.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, also known as Radiesse, is an impermanent filler that lasts 10 to 14 months and is more durable than hyaluronic acid.
  • Polymethylmethacrylate is a filler blended with collagen and injected throughout several sessions to provide long-lasting results. 

Another method of non-surgical rhinoplasty is called thread-embedding rhinoplasty; it is accessible in South Korea and Thailand but is less well-known in Western nations. This treatment involves inserting threads under the skin to induce collagen formation, which helps enhance the nasal bridge, straighten angled nasal cartilage, and adjust the shape of the nasal cavity. 

What advantages do non-surgical nose jobs offer?

In contrast to an invasive procedure, a liquid nose job needs almost no recovery time. It also does not require anesthesia (apart from a small amount of numbing cream). Many cosmetic surgery patients can schedule the procedure for their lunch hour and go back to work right away. Minor bruising at the injection sites may occasionally happen, but it is uncommon and usually goes away quickly.

The non-surgical nose job’s temporary effects are an additional advantage. Patients who are unhappy with their outcomes right away after the procedure can choose to have the filler dissolved. For patients considering a surgical rhinoplasty in the future who would prefer a noninvasive option in the interim, this temporary enhancement can be a useful tool.

Who should consider getting a non-surgical nose job?

It is crucial to understand that not everyone is a candidate for non-surgical nose contouring. Non-surgical nose reshaping cannot reduce the size of a large nose or narrow wide nostrils. While fillers can easily correct some nose flaws, such as a hook or bump, some issues can only be fixed through surgery. Because a liquid nose job alters your appearance, it may be the best choice for exploring how your nose might appear following surgery. This will give you time to decide whether you want a more permanent fix.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty is to be examined by one of our facial plastic surgeons and the skilled medical staff at Novomed. They are committed to providing the most exceptional level of care for their rhinoplasty patients and will take the time to discuss surgical and non-surgical options to find the one that best suits your needs and goals. You can improve your appearance, increase your confidence, and transform your life without invasive nasal surgery by calling our office to schedule an appointment immediately.