Australian treatment options for cosmetic nose reshaping include injecting dermal fillers into the nose for a non-surgical rhinoplasty, or undergoing an invasive surgical procedure with a plastic surgeon called a rhinoplasty.
A non-surgical nose job is a minimally invasive treatment using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, to correct the appearance of a crooked nose, blend away bumps or asymmetry, and improve the overall shape of the nose. Correctly placed filler in the nose can actually make the nose size appear smaller, even though there has been no surgery performed. Some of the reasons for treatment and aesthetic benefits of a non-surgical rhinoplasty that patients consider can include:
Symmetry correction: A deviated or crooked nose, nose hump, or even the nasal tip, can be balanced with filler injections to create symmetry.
Camouflage: A bump or hook on the nasal bridge can be obscured and blended away with hyaluronic acid fillers.
Create Balance: The size of the nose can be made to appear more balanced and in harmony with other facial features.
Shape refinement: The doctor may recommend fillers to blend minor imperfections following rhinoplasty surgery.
Flat bridge correction: To create a slight height increase, cosmetic injectables can be made to build height in the nose bridge treatment area.
Other minor concerns: Dermal fillers can achieve improvement when addressing various aesthetic concerns.
How does a non-surgical nose job work?
During a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure, the appointment will begin with an initial consultation to review your medical history, discuss your result goals, and assess your nose and facial structure to ensure treatment suitability. The nose skin is prepped, and a topical local anaesthetic numbing cream applied. The dermal filler will then be injected into the deeper layers of the nose skin, in the areas called the perichondrium or the periosteum layers.
Using filler injections in specific areas of the nose for contouring and correction, creates an aesthetically improved appearance of the facial features. After the injections, the area might be gently massaged to distribute the filler evenly and shape the nose. You’ll then be shown the immediate results, with the opportunity for any necessary adjustments. Whilst not a permanent solution, the results from nose filler are classed as long-lasting, remaining visible for 18-24 months as the body slowly breaks down the filler over time.
Aftercare information will be provided, and a follow up appointment around two weeks after your treatment will be scheduled. The entire process takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and depending on the individual, most patients typically return to their normal daily activities following treatment.
DISCLAIMER 1. Results vary from patient to patient. 2. All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks or later post-procedure. 3. Recovery and potential complications will vary for each individual patient. 4. Photos and videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same as another person, and does not guarantee you will receive a particular surgical outcome. 5. All cosmetic procedures have risks, side effects, and complications, which must always be considered.
WHAT DOES A NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY INVOLVE
Having the Procedure
Who is a good candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure?
A non-surgical nose job using dermal fillers, also referred to as a “liquid rhinoplasty,” is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily alter the shape and appearance of the nose without the need for traditional surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty surgery. Some of the reasons candidates may consider having this treatment can include:
Minor Cosmetic Concerns: Individuals with small bumps, humps, or irregularities on their nose that they wish to smooth out or camouflage.
Asymmetry Corrections: Those looking to correct minor asymmetry or achieve a more balanced look.
Post-Surgical Refinement: Patients who have previously had surgical rhinoplasty and are looking for minor adjustments or refinements.
Temporary Results: Those who are unsure about getting a permanent surgical rhinoplasty and want to “test” the look of nose contouring first. It is important to remember that whilst temporary, the results from nose filler can last 18-24 months or longer.
Quick Recovery: Individuals looking for a procedure with minimal downtime in comparison to a surgical rhinoplasty.
During your initial consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, the injector performing your treatment will assess your suitability, discuss your desired outcome for the appearance of your nose, and ensure the procedure aligns with your treatment and aesthetic goals.
How much does a non-surgical rhinoplasty cost in Adelaide?
The cost of non-surgical treatments with fillers including a non-surgical nose job, will vary from patient to patient. This variation in the total costs incurred is due to the amount of filler each individual patient needs in their treatment area. In general, a treatment plan using 1ml of a thick hyaluronic acid dermal filler is the most common. The price for 1ml of filler with the thickness level designed to be used in the nose starts from $700.
To receive an exact cost and an accurate quote tailored to your personal treatment goals, please contact us to organise your initial consultation and nose filler appointment at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide!
Avoid Touching: Refrain from touching or applying pressure to the treated area for at least 48 hours to allow the filler to settle.
Cold Compress: To reduce swelling or bruising, gently apply a cold compress to the treated area for short intervals. Avoid applying direct ice.
Avoid Strenuous Activities: It’s recommended to avoid heavy exercise or activities that increase blood flow to the face for at least 48 hours.
Stay Upright: Try to remain upright and avoid lying down flat for a few hours after the procedure.
Avoid Alcohol and Blood Thinners: Refrain from consuming alcohol or taking blood-thinning medications for at least 24-48 hours post-procedure, as they can increase the risk of bruising.
Sun Protection: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Stay away from saunas, steam rooms, and extreme cold for a few days post-procedure.
Follow-up: Schedule a follow-up appointment with your Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide injector to assess the results and ensure everything is healing as expected.
Report Concerns: If you notice any unusual side effects or have concerns about the treatment area, contact your injector immediately.
Whilst the downtime from a non-surgical nose job is typically straightforward, it’s always important to follow the aftercare information provided by your Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide injector to support optimal results, and to minimise the possibility of any side effects occurring.
When is a surgical rhinoplasty a better option than a non-surgical nose job?
Not all patients who wish to have non-surgical nose reshaping with fillers are good candidates for the treatment. For some individuals, undergoing a plastic surgery procedure such as a surgical rhinoplasty with a plastic surgeon is a better treatment option. Whilst hyaluronic acid fillers offer noticeable yet temporary adjustments, surgical rhinoplasty provides extensive and permanent improvements. A surgical rhinoplasty may be a more suitable option than a non-surgical approach when taking into consideration:
Structural Changes: If there’s a need for significant reshaping, reducing the size of the nose, or correcting structural issues like a deviated septum.
Size Reduction: Surgery is the only option to make the nose physically smaller. Fillers blend deficits and visible asymmetry, which causes the nose to appear smaller, even though technically it is not.
Tip Modification: For significant modifications to the nasal tip or nostrils, surgery provides significant tip modification changes.
Permanent Results: Those seeking permanent augmentation of their nose appearance, including significant shape and size changes only possible with surgical intervention.
Are there any serious risks or side effects from a non-surgical nose job?
There is always a risk that side effects or complications may occur after any cosmetic procedure. Whilst it is rare, the biggest risk of using fillers in the nose is vascular occlusion or vascular compromise. This occurs when filler is injected into a blood vessel or compresses it, leading to a blockage. The blockage can restrict blood flow to the area, depriving the skin and underlying tissues of oxygen. If not addressed promptly, this can lead to tissue necrosis (death of tissue). Symptoms of vascular occlusion can include:
Immediate blanching (whitening) of the skin.
Intense pain or discomfort that is not in line with the usual post-injection soreness.
Skin discoloration, turning a dusky or purplish hue.
Skin that feels unusually cold to the touch.
It’s crucial to choose an experienced and knowledgeable injector who understands the anatomy of the face, especially the intricate vascular network of the nose. If vascular occlusion is suspected, immediate intervention by the injector to dissolve the filler with hyaluronidase is essential to restore blood flow to the treatment area.
Will a non-surgical nose job leave a scar?
Any injection that breaks the surface of the skin can leave a mark, but a non-surgical nose reshaping treatment using dermal filler is not a cosmetic procedure that usually results in visible, long-lasting scarring.
When will I notice my results?
Results from a non-surgical rhinoplasty can be seen immediately after treatment. However, if bruising or swelling occur, the final results generally settle after around two weeks as these mild side effects subside. Depending on the individual, the results from having nose filler usually last 18-24 months.
How many non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments will I need?
The treatment can be repeated, and the filler topped up after around 18-24 months. The filler used for cosmetic injectables in the nose, is specifically designed for the area, and is naturally absorbed by the body over time. The absorption rate at which this happens varies from patient to patient.
What other non-surgical procedure options are available?