A non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure that is growing in popularity largely thanks to the short treatment time, minimal pain and zero downtime. While it is a non-invasive treatment that negates the need for plastic surgery, it’s important to remember it still comes with associated risks even if you follow the aftercare advice.

If you are considering a non-surgical rhinoplasty, whether that’s at Cosmos Clinic in Adelaide or with another cosmetic surgery, ensuring your safety should be a priority.

So how do you know if you’re getting a safe non-surgical nose job?

Finding our whether you’re getting a safe non-surgical nose job requires you to do a bit of research, beyond understanding whether the cosmetic procedure can achieve the results you desire.

Here, we outline a few things that need to be considered to ensure a high-quality result and safety.

Go to a reputable clinic

Whether it’s your first time getting injectables or you’ve tried another dermal filler treatment, it’s important you seek treatment from a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgery team. Unfortunately in Australia, there has been an increase in unqualified injectors operating in unsanitary environments which can cause side effects and undesirable results.

In Australia, dermal fillers can be administered by a cosmetic nurse, however, your initial consultation should be conducted by a doctor. During this meeting, they will discuss the benefits and effectiveness of the cosmetic procedure and the risks involved.

Things that may raise some red flags include offering home treatments or injectable parties, especially low prices or no proof of formal qualifications.

Ask to see before and after photos

During your initial consultation, enquire about the experience of the cosmetic injector who will be doing your non-surgical rhinoplasty. Ask to see before and afters of patients with similar complaints to you. At Cosmos Clinic, we hire an experienced team of cosmetic surgeons and nurses at all our Australian clinics including Adelaide. Our team also shadow senior practitioners and engage in additional in-clinic training to ensure their skills and knowledge are up to date.

Find out what type of dermal fillers they use

We recommend you don’t go into the procedure without understanding what injectables the cosmetic clinic are using, ensuring they are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA). There are several types of dermal fillers available including natural and synthetic. Some last from 10 months, while others will be more semi-permanent.

The preference of Cosmos Clinic is hyaluronic acid fillers which are made of a natural sugar substance and are easily dissolved by your body’s enzymes. The dermal filler last from 12-18 months.

Other injectables used for non-surgical nose reshaping include calcium-based fillers, liquid silicone or polymethylmethacrylate. Each filler type will yield different results and come with their own set of side effects.

Don’t be pressured

Before undergoing a non-surgical nose job, you’ll need to attend an initial consultation to discuss the procedure and your expectations. In some clinics, this will be free or refunded if you go ahead with the procedure as offered at Cosmos Clinic in Adelaide.

Don’t be pressured to agree to the cosmetic procedure right then and there. Take your time to make a decision that is right for you. Do your research about the procedure, the types of dermal fillers and the risks involved. If you are pressured to book your non-surgical nose reshaping on the spot, you have to question the motives of the clinic and whether they have your best interests in mind.