Non surgical nose jobs vs rhinoplasty?

Hey so I have been reading about this new procedure a non surgical nose job. Can a non surgical nose job make your nose appear more sharper. What are the risks of this procedure and what will be injected into the nose? Which procedure is safer to do and more worth it in the end?

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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty vs Surgical Rhinoplasty

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is limited in that it can not reduce any volume from the nose, it can only add to it.  In situations when the dorsum or nose is low, adding height with nonsurgical rhinoplasty can make it appear more defined and narrow from the frontal view.   In cases with excess nostril width or flare, wide tips and thick skin, surgical rhinoplasty is the best option.  


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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Can Be Used as a “Test” in Some Cases

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is performed by injecting hyaluronic fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane into the nose to even out bumps, add volume to the nose, and define the tip. However, the fillers cannot shorten your nose, nor can they significantly alter its form. The fillers last about a year. Side effects include temporary redness, tingling, swelling and bruising.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can either be your permanent (though ongoing) solution, or an easy way to test out your new look until you are ready for surgery. In the hands of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, surgical rhinoplasty should not result in any side effects greater than temporary bruising, swelling, redness and discomfort that can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. It can take up to a year until you see your full and optimal results.

All surgical and non-surgical procedure have risks.  Please discuss all risk during your consultation.

Very few people will find satisfaction with a nonsurgical nose job.

Thank you for your question. A nonsurgical nose job involves the use of dermal fillers to improve the shape and contour of the nose. The pros are obvious: you can avoid the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional rhinoplasty. On the downside, the results aren’t permanent and will require maintenance treatments. Also, there are limitations as to the improvements that are possible. The nonsurgical nose job can only add to the nose but can’t take away. Therefore, if the concerns with your nose involve it being too large or too wide or having too high of a bridge, you’re likely not a good candidate. To decide on what treatment is best to give you the nose you want, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in treating the nose.

Non Surgical Nose Job vs Rhinoplasty Surgery

Fillers, which are most often temporary, will add volume and sometimes improve contour but are not ideal when oftrying to make a nose "sharper". Pictures combined with a discussion about your goals would be helpful.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical rhinoplasty versus surgical rhinoplasty

  Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves placement of fillers in the nose to make the nose bigger, wider, and taller on a temporary basis.  It will not make the nose more defined or sharper.  Placement of fillers in the nose is not approved by the FDA, is temporary, and can have significant complications such as skin necrosis.  A rhinoplasty procedure  can accomplish making permanent changes to the nose which includes refining the nasal tip, shaving down the dorsal hump, and narrowing a wide nasal bridge.  For more information and many examples of surgical rhinoplasty results, please see the link and below 

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Non surgical nose jobs vs rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty refers to using injections of either synthetic fillers or transferred fat. This technique is great for improving moderate depressions and small changes to contours. But if you need significant changes either reducing size or increasing projection then you need traditional rhinoplasty techniques.

Curtis Perry, MD
Downey Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nonsurgical rhinoplasty

Filler materials are used to inject into depressed areas, including a low radix. The latter can camouflage the size of a hump. Most fillers are temporary.

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Great Neck Plastic Surgeon
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