Non-surgical Nose Job to Fix Nose Hump?

I am considering a non surgical nose job but i am scared that it will not look right. I want the hump filled in but Im just nervous about it. Will a non surgical nose job fix my nose hump or do I need a rhinoplasty for this?

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Nonsurgical Nose Jobs Can Work Well For Nasal Bumps and Humps

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There is no question that  nonsurgical nose jobs can work well for curved  noses, bumps and saddle deformities (as well as downturned--or drooping-- nasal tips).

I have been performing these procedures for more than eight years and have found nonsurgical nose jobs quite effective for straightening humps and bumps (and depressions) along the bridge and top of the nose.

From the before and after pictures of my patient shown in the side bar to this answer, I believe that it is clear that you indeed appear be a candidate for this kind of treatment. If necessary, to confirm this before proceeding, a small amount of salt solution can be injected as a test into the appropriate areas of the nose to confirm this.


Nonsurgical Nose Job

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For a dorsal hump, filler can be place on either side of the bump to smooth out the dorsal aesthetic line.  For a first treatment I'd suggest a hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm.  If you like that result you could use a longer lasting filler such as BellaFill for subsequent treatments.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty demystified

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Deciding whether you are or are not a candidate for a non-surgical nose job really depends on your goals. The best candidates for a non-surgical nose job are typically the following types of patients: 1) Those who want the bridge of their nose raised or who want a hump hidden to achieve a more feminine profile 2) Patients with a nose that deviates to one side or the other. Filler can help make it look more straight 3) Patients with features in the tip that appear too harsh or pointy and need softening. Fillers can help create a much smoother and balanced appearance. What non-surgical nose jobs can't do are help patients narrow their nose, make it project (stick out) less, or help with breathing. For these issues a surgical rhinoplasty is required.

It is very important to know that a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a VERY advanced and technically challenging procedure to do safely. Too much filler in any given area can cause issues with blood supply to the skin on the nose so it is essential that you have a physician who is comfortable in rhinoplasty perform the procedure. There must be an utmost respect for the anatomy and blood supply of the nose. In experienced hands it can be done safely and beautifully with results that enhance the appearance of the nose and really help patients feel more confident.

Depending on the filler used, the results typically last between 1 and 2 years. The procedure is performed after topical numbing creme is applied and should be performed in a meticulous fashion. This means that the procedure typically takes about 45 minutes.

I hope that helps!

Jeffrey Watson, MD
Harvard Trained/Board Certified
Rhinoplasty Specialist
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Jeffrey Watson, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nonsurgical rhinoplasty for hump

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Yes, for you a nonsurgical rhinoplasty could work.  Nonsurgical nose jobs use fillers to contour the existing anatomy.  We can inject filler above the hump you have to flatten the indentation in this area and to provide your profile view with overall a better balance.  The downside to the nonsurgical option is that you'll have to repeat it every 12-18 months.  A surgical rhinoplasty would improve your concerns permanently but you have to be mentally prepared for a surgical procedure.  Many individuals use the nonsurgical rhinoplasty as a stepping stone to the real thing. 

Filling a dorsal hump?

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If you are unhappy with your profile because of a dorsal hump, the best way to treat that is with a rhinoplasty. I would not recommend a filler in that case.

Nose reshaping can improve your profile

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Nasal reshaping can improve the balance and symmetry of the nose.  With modern techniques, there are both surgical and non surgical options.  If you have a problem with breathing from your nose a surgical option may be the best.

Robert Mounsey, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon

Surgical and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Will Work

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Both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty will work to improve your profile. It appears that you have a low starting point for your nose. If you want a permanent solution, nothing will beat a rhinoplasty though.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Injectable Rhinoplasty will make your nose straight.

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An injectable rhinoplasty can make your nasal profile straight. Your hump on the bridge of your nose will be camouflaged by filling in the valleys above and below. However your nose will be the same size and in fact probably slightly larger. This may be unacceptable. The best way to help you decide before hand is to have your face imaged and then computer assisted modified. You may then decide you will have a classic rhinoplasty as you may feel the nose also needs to be reduced in size overall.

You are NOT a candidate for a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty.

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Dear MJay,

Unfortunately, your nose is a bit too large to consider Injectable Fillers to correct your hump. You don't need the hump filled in; you need a Surgical Rhinoplasty to lower the hump so your nose is less of a prominent feature on your attractive face.

I've attached a photo of small hump improved with Injectable Fillers in a male patient. You can see your profile is much different.

I hope this helps, and best regards.

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 430 reviews

Filler Injection instead of Rhinoplasty

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I would not recommend that for you. You would need a bit more that injections to make your nose the way you would want it. The hump needs to be take down, your tip then will be too long or what we call overly projecting once the hump is taken down, so that would need to be addressed and slightly rotating the tip upwards.

You will not be content with filler injections.

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