Non-Surgical Nose Job
With the evolution and improvement of different injectable fillers on the market today, non-surgical nose jobs continue to grow in popularity. In this procedure, injectable products are used to alter the shape of the nose in order to make cosmetic changes. This procedure is generally NOT designed to improve nasal breathing, but in rare cases, there could be some improvement in nasal airflow.
In a non-surgical nose job, injectable fillers (and occasionally neuromodulators like Botox) are used to change the shape of the nose and improve overall facial harmony and aesthetics. In most cases, hyaluronic-acid based fillers (like those in the Juvederm family) are used to change the appearance of the nose and camouflage certain areas.
How is a non-surgical nose job performed?
Non-surgical nose jobs are performed by injecting filler and/or neuromodulators like Botox into the nose and possibly the tissues around the nose. In our practice, we typically use numbing creams to help patients feel more comfortable during the procedure. There is some mild discomfort with any facial injection, but it is usually very minor. The procedure itself often only takes about 10-15 minutes, and many patients feel comfortable returning to work or school immediately after the procedure.
Who is a good candidate for a non-surgical nose job?
Patients with a bump or hump on the bridge of the nose, poor nasal definition (like a broad, wide, or flat nose), or patients with asymmetry of the nose are the best candidates for a non-surgical nose job. Patients with a droopy nasal tip may also be good candidates as injectable fillers or Botox may be used to improve the appearance of the nasal tip. In some cases, the nasal tip does not actually rotate up, but we are able to give the appearance of bringing the tip up through our expertise and injection techniques.
How much does a non-surgical nose job cost?
Non-surgical nose job costs will vary from one patient, injector, and market to another. In some cases, patients will need very minor changes that can be performed with one syringe or less of filler, while others will need more than one syringe of product and the addition of some Botox or other neuromodulator. Expect prices to start around $700 and go up from there. In general, non-surgical nose jobs are less expensive than rhinoplasty surgery.
How long does a non-surgical nose job last?
The duration of a non-surgical nose job depends on which product is used and what is performed. Injectable fillers around the nose can last 18 months or longer, depending on which product is used. Botox effects typically last 3-4 months in most patients, but even if used, this is a minor component of any non-surgical nose job. Over time, the body will break down the filler and the results will slowly go away. If patients are happy with the results, the treatment can always be repeated. Patients who are only interested in permanent changes to the nose should consider rhinoplasty surgery.
What fillers are used for a non-surgical nose job?
There are many different options when it comes to choosing a filler for a non-surgical nose job. Some injectors will use permanent fillers like silicone, Artefill, or Bellafill. We do not use these products due to the unique risks involved. Any filler injection has the risk of occlusion of a blood vessel that could cause problems, and using a permanent injectable product runs the risk of not being able to reverse any potential side effects or patient dissatisfaction.
We typically use hyaluronic acid-based products like Vollure, Voluma, Juvederm, or Restylane. These products are moldable, long-lasting, and reversible. They also provide natural-appearing results with fewer risks.
Who is qualified to perform a non-surgical nose job?
There are many skilled injectors out there, but non-surgical nose jobs require knowledge, skill, artistry, and expertise in order to achieve elegant and natural-appearing results in a safe manner. The nasal anatomy is quite complex, and as these injections are performed around the nose and eyes, we always recommend seeing an expert physician injector who is also a rhinoplasty surgeon. As facial plastic surgeons who specialize in facial aesthetic procedures, non-surgical nose jobs, and rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain are experts at performing these procedures and can discuss all of the details of the procedure with you during your consultation.
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