Does your nose make you feel self-conscious when people are taking photos? Or maybe you’ve inherited a nose shape that doesn’t suit the rest of your face? Until a few years ago, the only way to correct nose shape was to have a nose job (also known as rhinoplasty surgery). But today you can change the shape of your nose without going under the knife.
Non-surgical nose reshaping is a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers (also called hyaluronic acid fillers) to change the shape of your nose. This type of nose reshaping is a popular alternative to rhinoplasty surgery and is ideal for people who want to:
- Correct the shape of your nasal bridge. Hyaluronic acid fillers can increase the height of your bridge.
- Create a balanced and symmetrical shape of the nose so it suits the rest of your face.
- Camouflage a hook or bump on the side of your nose.
- Improve the shape of your nasal tip.
When dermal filler injections are used during non-surgical nose jobs above and below the dorsal hump of your nose, your nose bump can be smoothed out. It’s important to note that non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t remove protrusions or bumps in your nose.
How is non-surgical rhinoplasty done?
This cosmetic procedure using dermal fillers is usually performed with you lying down comfortably. After you nose has been cleaned with a solution, ice and/or numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area. If the dermal filler the Cosmetic Physician is using contains local anaesthetic, you may not need ice and/or numbing cream.
Once the treatment area is numb, small amounts of dermal filler will be very carefully injected. The Cosmetic Physician will gently smooth out the treatment area afterwards. While liquid nose jobs don’t take a long time, it’s very important that you choose an experienced Cosmetic Physician who has many years of experience injecting faces. There have been cases of blood flow being affected in the nose if the injections aren’t placed correctly.
What is the recovery like for nose filler?
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure and unlike traditional rhinoplasty requires very little downtime. After your non-surgical nose job, it’s best to avoid any pressure around the injected area for 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.
As with any injectable cosmetic procedure, you should expect a little bit of swelling, redness and bruising at the injection sites. Theses side effects shouldn’t last long but if they persist you must contact the Cosmetic Surgeon or Cosmetic Nurse for advice.
One of the most serious side effects of liquid rhinoplasty can be if filler accidentally blocks a blood vessel). Although this is rare, it highlights the important of consulting with an experience practitioner who has experience using the hyaluronidase enzyme which can dissolve the filler.
What is the difference between a non-surgical nose job and a surgical nose job?
While rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures, not everybody wants this. From needing to take time off work to undergoing a general anaesthetic and recovery time. This may explain why liquid rhinoplasty is becoming a popular alternative to plastic surgery nose jobs. The benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty include:
- Immediate results with no downtime required.
- Less expensive than rhinoplasty surgery.
- The benefits of this enhancement can last up to 18 months.
- Benefits will last nearly 12 months.
- Can reverse the changes using hyaluronidase if you don’t like the results.
- Procedure takes less than an hour.
- The bridge of the nose can be smoothed out.
- Aftercare is minimal.
Are there any side effects to a liquid nose job?
While rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures, not everybody wants to this. From needing to take time off work to undergoing a general anaesthetic. Liquid rhinoplasty is becoming a popular alternative to surgical nose jobs.
The potential side effects of liquid rhinoplasty include:
- Swelling and redness at the injection site.
- Feeling tender.
- Bruising at the injection site.
As with all cosmetic procedures, this ‘walk-in, walk-out’ non-surgical procedure has some risks and side effects. Even though cosmetic dermal fillers are temporary, there are still risks and side effects to consider including bleeding, bruising and swelling. While rare, if dermal filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, there can be serious consequences. Non-surgical nose jobs using dermal fillers can be risky if the Cosmetic Surgeon or Cosmetic Nurse injector doesn’t have advanced training and injection techniques. Because the blood supply to your nose is different to other areas of your face, there’s a risk that if dermal fillers aren’t placed correctly, the blood supply can be compromised which can lead to necrosis. The risk of this happening increases if you’ve already had surgery on your nose. Cosmos Clinic Cosmetic Surgeons and Cosmetic Nurses are one of Australia’s most highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgery teams. Wondering if a non-surgical nose job is appropriate for you? Book a consultation today.
Where to get non-surgical rhinoplasty
If the shape of your nose is making you feel self-conscious, a hyaluronic acid nose job can help. With over 10 years of experience, Cosmos Clinic has performed over 15,000 surgical and non-surgical procedures at our clinics in Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast and Melbourne. At your initial consultation, the Cosmetic Surgeon or Cosmetic Nurse will assess the shape, symmetry and profile of your nose. You may be a good candidate for a dermal filler nose job if:
- You want to improve the shape of your bridge.
- You have minor irregularities of your nose shape.
- You want to improve the symmetry of your nose.
- You want your nose tip to be slightly elevated
Surgical rhinoplasty may be a better option if you want to improve:
- Nasal symmetry and deviation.
- A crooked nose.
- The size of your nose so it complements other facial structures
- The profile and/or width of your nose
Find out how Cosmos Clinic can help reshape your nose using dermal fillers. Simply send us a message online or call 1300 138 797.
Surgical rhinoplasty may be more appropriate to achieve your desired results. During your consultation they’ll examine your nose, get your medical history and walk you through surgical rhinoplasty procedures. Book an appointment with one of our Plastic Surgeon’s today.