Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe, non-invasive way to correct imperfections on the nose without a surgical procedure. In the world of plastic surgery, nose jobs are a hugely popular type of cosmetic treatment. In recent years, we’re seeing the rise of non-invasive treatments such as non-surgical rhinoplasty. These are the types of treatments that require minimal recovery time but can make a huge difference in your appearance and confidence.
What is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is also known as a non-surgical nose job. It means that you don’t have to go under the knife. Instead, the treatment uses a series of dermal fillers to correct imperfections.
The benefits of choosing non-surgical rhinoplasty over the standard surgical route are that it’s a non-permanent procedure with virtually no downtime. Although surgical nose jobs are a very popular treatment, it’s an excellent alternative for those who want a non-invasive treatment and don’t want to take time off work to recover.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Quick Overview
How Does Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Work?
Before non-surgical rhinoplasty, you will have a one-on-one consultation to ask any questions and talk through the procedure. The treatment itself takes up to 30 minutes with instant results that last up to 12 months.
During the procedure, your practitioner will inject a series of dermal fillers. These are small injections made from hyaluronic acid. They are the same fillers that you would use for plumper lips, more defined cheeks, and preventing chin dimples. For non-surgical rhinoplasty, dermal fillers are applied to the soft tissue of the nose.
Dermal fillers can reshape the nose, but they can also treat several other issues. Many of our patients seek out non-surgical rhinoplasty to smooth out a bump in the nose or treat a ‘hooked nose’.
The practitioners at Harley Clinic will work with you to achieve the best results. We only use the highest quality of filler. You will go through a thorough consultation before we start any work to address your concerns and determine if you are the right candidate for this type of treatment. All our treatments are performed by highly qualified and expert doctors with fantastic expertise and knowledge.
What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
With non-surgical rhinoplasty, you don’t experience dramatic changes in your nose. Instead, it corrects certain concerns in a way that naturally compliments your nose. It’s becoming an increasingly popular procedure as an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty.
In general, the treatment is relatively painless and straightforward. The needles used to administer the filler are very fine, so they are only a little unpleasant. But the majority of the time, it’s a straightforward procedure with few side effects.
The results of a non-surgical rhinoplasty do fade over a 1-2 year period. Although this may sound like a downside, it’s actually a benefit. One of the reasons it’s so popular is that it gives you a chance to test your new nose without committing to an expensive and permanent surgical procedure, like rhinoplasty.
Non-surgical nose reshaping is a fraction of the price of a surgical nose job. This means that it’s a more affordable and non-invasive way to correct concerns with your nose. Other benefits include:
- Smooth out bumps
- Restructure nostrils shape
- Maintain a natural look
- Improve nose profile and face symmetry
- Lift the tip of the nose
- Add volume to the tip of the nose
What Happens During Your Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Consultation?
During your consultation, you will meet the practitioner and discuss what you would like to achieve. You will also talk about the treatment in full, what to expect, and any risks involved.
Before and After Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Liquid Nose Job)
How Long Do the Results Last?
In general, the results last between 12 and months. If you love your new nose and wish to maintain it, your surgeon will create a maintenance plan for you. This usually includes a series of follow-up appointments every 6 months for a simple top-up. The treatment provides long-lasting results with the option to fine-tune and adjust the treatment to achieve the desired result.
Who is the Right Candidate for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
A non-surgical nose job can achieve incredible results. While it can correct a lot of issues, it’s not for a person who wants to achieve a dramatic narrowing of the nose or has functional issues. The right candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty is someone who doesn’t like the shape of their nose rather than the size.
What Should You Expect After Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
After non-surgical rhinoplasty, you may experience some swelling, pain and redness on the injection site. Within a couple of hours, the injection site should start to settle down. You should avoid touching the treatment area for 6 hours after the procedure. After that, you can gently wash the area and use makeup to cover it up. You should avoid exposing the treatment area to extreme temperature until the initial swelling and redness have subsided.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
One of the reasons non-surgical rhinoplasty is so popular is the minimal downtime after the procedure. Most patients go back to work and normal activities the same day. The filler ingredients dissolve into the skin in 6 months. During the procedure, you will feel some minor pinching on injecting. But, otherwise, it’s a very comfortable alternative to surgery. Non-surgical nose jobs results aren’t permanent. On average, the results last 12 months.
What Can a Non-Surgical Nose Job Treat?
A non-surgical nose job can target the bridge, sides, and tip of your nose. It can treat the following:
- Slightly crooked nose
- Raise the nasal tip
- Camouflage dorsal humps
- Contour the nose
- Build the nasal bridge
- Make the nose appear smaller and straighter
What Can’t You Achieve with Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty doesn’t change the size of your nose. Instead, it fills in depressions to subtly alter the appearance of the shape of the nose. The treatment improves the appearance of the nose without surgery. But, it won’t fix issues, such as a deviated septum or other breathing issues.
When Can You Go Back to Work?
One of the major benefits of liquid rhinoplasty is that there is practically no downtime. Often, patients will go back to work the same day as their treatment. You can resume normal activities after several hours and can head back to work after your appointment.
Should You Choose Surgical or Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
The two procedures are very different. The best solution for you depends on the results you’re looking to achieve. For example, if you have a deviated septum or wish to reduce the size of your nose, then surgical rhinoplasty is a good option. Whereas, if you want to improve the appearance of your nose and want to avoid surgery, then liquid rhinoplasty is a more suitable solution.
Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Safe?
One of the attractions of a non-surgical nose job is that you don’t have to go through a lengthy surgery and recovery time. The treatment is a safe, non-invasive alternative to rhinoplasty surgery. Although there are potential risks with all treatments, when performed correctly, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe procedure.
What are the Potential Risks and Side Effects of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
For most patients, side effects of non-surgical rhinoplasty include redness at the site of injection and some sensitivity for a couple of days. Other potential risks and side effects include:
- Temporary redness
- Filler may move to other areas of the face (filler migration)
If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose and are looking to enhance your natural features, a non-surgical nose shop is a minimally invasive procedure that can have long-lasting effects that can improve the contours of your nose.