About Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers to temporarily change the shape of the nose. This procedure is an alternative for individuals interested in making minor changes and improving the appearance of their nose but do not want to undergo plastic surgery. This procedure is also known as a liquid nose job or a non-surgical nose job.
Commonly asked questions about Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty here.
1. What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves injecting soft tissue fillers into specific areas of the nose to correct minor irregularities or to create volume, shape, symmetry, and proportion in the nose and face where none previously existed. The dermal filler settles into the deeper layers of the skin where it is injected and holds its shape, producing a natural result.
2. When to consider non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Patients who want to add subtle enhancements to a previous rhinoplasty, are considering revision surgery, or want to test how reshaping might affect their appearance before committing to surgery typically consider non-surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty may also result in significant improvements in the following nose-related concerns:
- A drooping tip or hooked nose
- A small nose or tip
- A rounded or bulbous tip
- An uneven (bumpy) or misshapen bridge
- A low or flat bridge
- Moderate nose crookedness
- Indentations or irregularities of the nose
- Moderate asymmetry in nose position
3. Am I a good candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Individuals seeking to augment the nose and improve its overall appearance are good candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Additionally, ideal candidates are in good health, have a positive attitude, and have realistic expectations.
4. How does non-surgical rhinoplasty work?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty alters the shape of the nose using dermal filler ingredients. A gel-like injectable ingredient, typically hyaluronic acid (HA), is injected beneath the skin in areas that require smoothing or volume. Soft tissue fillers may also help to correct irregularities or minor depressions brought on by rhinoplasty surgery.
5. How is non-surgical rhinoplasty performed?
Following a consultation with the preferred provider, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the nose and surrounding area to ensure that there is little to no pain during the procedure. Next, small amounts of dermal filler will be injected directly into the nose tissue with a fine needle that causes minimal trauma to the injection sites. The dermal filler is injected into specific areas of the nose until the desired results are achieved.
6. How long does a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure take?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can take anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes to complete.
7. What is recovery like after non-surgical rhinoplasty?
The recovery from non-surgical rhinoplasty is relatively simple and quick. Following the procedure, most patients are able to resume their regular activities. Patients may experience some swelling and/or bruising in the first 24 to 48 hours, which could last up to ten days. Swelling is usually mild to moderate and will go away over time.
8. How soon will I see results?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty produces immediate visible results. Patients typically see full results after 2-3 weeks, when the swelling has subsided completely.
9. How long do results last?
Depending on the filler used, patients typically metabolize the filler within the skin over an average of 9 to 12 months. Toward the end of that time, the body will gradually and symmetrically break down the filler, returning the nose to its natural shape in a uniform manner.
10. How much does non-surgical rhinoplasty cost in Canada?
The cost of non-surgical rhinoplasty is determined by a number of factors, including the treatment’s complexity, the physician & their experience, and geographic location. In Canada, the cost of non-surgical rhinoplasty is typically around $1,500.
11. What are the risks of non-surgical rhinoplasty?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks and side effects. Although uncommon, risks include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive bruising/ swelling
- Skin eruptions
- Skin sores or infections
- Filler migration
12. Is non-surgical rhinoplasty worth it?
225/236 people who have undergone a non-surgical nose job have rated the procedure as “Worth It” (95%)