A nonsurgical nose job (also called a liquid rhinoplasty) is a nonsurgical alternative to rhinoplasty surgery that is performed in the office using injections.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes and can be done in the office with topical anesthesia. The results are visible immediately after the procedure, and there is essentially no downtime. This can be a fantastic procedure with many advantages, and a few disadvantages to rhinoplasty surgery. There is minimal downtime and reduced cost with this options, however the results are not permanent (they last about a year) and surgery may be prohibited for a period of time following nonsurgical nose job. Non surgical nose job does not help with nasal breathing or nasal injuries.
How does a Liquid Rhinoplasty compare to a surgical rhinoplasty
A liquid rhinoplasty is not as effective as a surgical rhinoplasty. It is an excellent temporary option to improve the nasal appearance without the cost, anesthesia and downtime of nasal surgery. It does not improve your breathing or change your bony or cartilaginous anatomy, nor does it remove a dorsal hump or bump.
The options for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Build up the bridge and Radix of your nose. A small amount of precisely-placed soft tissue filler such as Restylane or Juvederm can fill in this area
- Help to fill in concave areas in the nose – In a deviated nose, a liquid rhinoplasty can help to camoflauge the irregularities of the
cartilages and bones of the nose. To acheive success with this technique, it is important to seek an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for this option.
- Improve your profile by hiding a dorsal hump. A large dorsal hump can effectively be blended in with the rest of the nose making it much less noticeable.
- Improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty. Surgical rhinoplasty can sometimes lead to very tiny lumps or bumps, or to slight asymmetries between the two halves of the nose as the nasal bones heal. Filler, when injected by an expert, can carefully camoflauge these areas without requiring further surgery.