Non-surgical rhinoplasty can get great results but can't make a nose smaller.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves injecting filler to camouflage esthetic imperfections like a dorsal hump or drooping tip. The advantages are clear: less invasive than surgery, less cost, perhaps less risk. However, there is a rare risk of skin necrosis (having a patch of skin die and scar) and blindness with all injections anywhere in the face. FIllers are also not permanent.
Importantly, most rhinoplasty candidates would like to reduce aspects of the nose, like a hump on the bridge or the size of the tip. While non-surgical rhinoplasty can camouflage these issues, it cannot reduce or eliminate them--so most patients are actually better candidates for surgery based on their esthetic goals.
Find a surgeon familiar with, and skilled in, both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty to evaluate you in consultation. Good luck.
Fillers in the nose
A non surgical rhinoplasty involves injection off label of fillers into the nose. It would give you a larger nose, not a more contoured nose with more definition. Also, you should understand that it can be very risky. If any of the filler gets into a blood vessel, it can block circulation to the skin of the nose or even the retina. Blindness and slough of nasal skin have been reported, unfortunately probably under reported. You should have a consultation with a rhinoplasty specialist. I have attached a link below.
Surgical rhinoplasty for permanent results
The dorsal hump is composed of the bone and cartilage which which must be surgically shaved down in order to remove it and make the nose smaller. Osteotomies placed in the nasal bones are also required to straighten and narrow the bridge line. The Nasal tip cartilages can also be adjusted as well, if needed. It's also important to release the depressor septi ligament which pulls the tip downward with smiling. For more information and many examples along with our current price list, please see the video and the link below
haggard1, no doubt that you would need a surgical rhinoplasty. to increase your chances of a successful outcome see an experienced surgical specialist that does "only faces". Search the Internet. Good luck!
I do not think that fillers placed in your nose will do much for you. I think a full rhinoplasty to soften the dorsum and refine the tip would be better.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty has its limitations and risks
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty means injecting fillers (and occasionally Botox) into the nose to improve the contours. It can be done on some noses to make them look straighter, camouflage a dorsal hump, and increase tip definition. The results can last up to a year.
However, injections to the nose have their risks and limitations. Filling the nose with fillers can be quite risky and ONLY AN INJECTIOR WITH EXPERIENCE SHOULD INJECT FILLERS IN THE NOSE!
From the photos you sent, I would not consider you a good candidate for fillers, and would think you would do better with rhinoplaasty surgery. I would encourage you to see a facila plastic surgeon who does both rhinoplasty and non-surgical rhinoplasty and discuss you options with them
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you may benefit from a tip refining rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can
accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your
lower nose. Cartilage grafts may also be used to help improve tip refinement.
You may also benefit from a cephalic rotation of your tip to turn up your tip
slightly and a conservative dorsal hump reduction. The most important aspect is
to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation
with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon