Non Surgical Nose Job - How Long Do the Results Last?

I am trying to decide if I should get a non surgical nose job or just bite the bullet and have a rhinoplasty. If I have to keep getting the non surgical nose job re-done every few months, I don't think it would be worth it because I'd end up paying just as much as I would for a rhinoplasty over time.
Does anyone know how long the results last for a non surgical nose job? Also, what if I don't like the results...can they be reversed?


Doctor Answers 26

NonSurgical Rhinoplasty lasts 6-18 months

A nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be used to fill in shadow defects, to straighten a crooked nose, to flatten a hump, or fill an indentation.  It can also be used to make the tip more symmetric and raise the tip. 

We use Radiesse, Perlane, and Voluma in the nose as they have the longest lasting potential.  Perlane and Radiesse tend to last 10-15 months in the nose where as Voluma can last 12-20 months.  Thicker skin types, such as African American and Asian skin, do better with Radiesse and Perlane as they do a better job of resisting the counter tension from the nasal skin that has been elevated to create a higher dorsum or bridge.

Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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A Non Surgical Nose Job will last up to a year

A non-surgical nose job is typically performed by injecting a hyaluronic acid filler (hyaluronic acid is very safe and is a substance already found in our bodies). Common hyaluronic acid injectable fillers include Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal products. This method is definitely less expensive than a rhinoplasty, with the average price for one vial of injectable filler being $500-$600. The results should last between 9-12months, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the product. You will need to continue to re-inject the nose along those timelines to maintain your look, however, it is a great option for some people who do not want surgery and who have the desire for the aesthetic look that an injectable filler in the nose can create.
The wonderful thing about hyaluronic acid fillers is that the results can be reversed quickly and easily using a product called hyaluronidaise.

Cory Torgerson
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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When is a non-surgical rhinoplasty useful?

A non-surgical rhinoplasty utilises a filler material to alter the shape and position of the nose. The principal advantage of the technique is that it avoids a surgical procedure, however by definition the treatment is not permanent. A non-surgical nose job can be effectively used to correct these nasal appearances: a nose with a small hump, nose that has a depression along the bridge (termed saddle nose deformity), nasal collapse from previous trauma, droopy nasal tip, beak-shaped nasal bridge (termed pollybeak). Non-surgical nose job can also be used to improve certain features of a patient’s nose who is not yet ready for a surgical rhinoplasty. 

How long does a nonsurgical nose job last?

 We do not recommend fillers placed in the nose. The fillers tend to last 6-12 months when placed in  Other facial  locations. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to alter the shape of the nasal cartilages and bones permanently. Virtual rhinoplasty software as available on the link below along with our rhinoplasty photo gallery, to give you an idea what can be accomplished with the surgical  procedure.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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There Are Permanent Fillers for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

One can choose between non-permanent and permanent.

The veteran permanent filler is Silikon-1000, medical grade silicone, which is FDA-approved for use inside the eye to reposition a detached retina. However, a long-used, off label employment has been to " rescue" overdone rhinoplasties. This product has been used for over 50 years in the US for this purpose.

Before you decide as to which filler to have, consider the " saline test". Sterile salt water can be injected to show you the predicted result. It will disappear in a couple of hours but you will have had an excellent opportunity to  " Try before you buy".

This process is discussed in my latest book, THE ESSENTIAL COSMETIC SURGERY COMPANION. Available at all bookstores and on-line.

Best wishes.

-Robert Kotler, MD, FACS


Robert Kotler, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The non surgical Rhinoplasty is a procedure that describes using fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane or Radiesse in the nose to create a more attractive, natural shape.  The results last as long as the filler stays in the nasal tissues.  Restylane, Juvederm would last about 6-8 months, Perlane 8-9 months and Radiesse up to a year.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Fillers for the nose

I do not think that fillers are the best way to go for the majority of nasal concerns.  It is certainly a good thing for minor touchups or defects.  It will not improve a nasal hump for instance.  The results will probably last 6-9 months maybe longer.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Surgery Vs. Non Surgery- Results differ significantly

The two procedures are very different and can not be compared.

  • A rhinoplasty is an operation performed under anesthesia and is capable of altering many aspects if an undesirable nose.
  • Non-surgical nose procedures are nothing but an injection of fillers in the office to correct indentations of the nose.

These fillers are mainly Hyaluronic acids such as Restylane and Juvederm. They generally last up to a year and can be reverted earlier with enzymes if you are unhappy with your results.

Ivan Thomas, MD (retired)
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Non-surgical nose job

Without pictures or examining you, it is impossible to know if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty.  In most cases, good candidates are those that do not need a reduction in the size of their nose.  By injection fillers, the contour of the nose can be improved and the dorsum enhanced.  Depending on the filler used, the results can last anywhere from six months to two years or more.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Non surgical nose jobs last a year

My patients have maintained improvement for about a year when I have used Restylane to straighten out a crooked nose or hide a bump. Most have been satisfied with this safe and easy procedure once a year. If the results need to be reversed simple hyaluronidase injections will dissolve the filler.

Susan Van Dyke, MD
Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon
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