Am I Qualified for a Non-surgical Injection? (photo)

I want to get rid of a hump on my nose but I cannot afford rhinoplasty at the moment. Will a non-surgical injection be suitable for me? Would it be able to hide the hump on my nose? How exactly does it do that and wouldn't it make my nose bigger and out of proportion? Where would the injection be put?

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You can achieve great results!

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You are a great candidate for a non-surgical Rhinoplasty. All you really need to make your nose straight is filler at the top and in the tip. This will reduce the slope at the top and elevate the tip to reduce the appearance of droop. This would smooth the small bump you have and give you a much straighter profile. The procedure itself is quick (it takes about 30 minutes) and safe, as long as your practitioner is experienced in this specific technique. Results can last up to a year, so this is a great option.

Also, there's no need to worry about your nose looking larger or out of proportion after this treatment. Even though we would be adding a very small volume to the top and bottom of the nose, the overall effect will make the nose appear smaller. This is because an imperfect nose can draw attention to itself, whereas a straighter nose won't. 

When choosing your practitioner, be sure that they are experienced and have a keep eye for detail. This work takes precision and therefore, it's really important to see plenty of before and after photos. Your nose is not a bad shape and would not be a terribly difficult case to straighten, so an experienced practitioner will be able to achieve great results. Good luck!


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Thank you for your question. A non-surgical nose job or "liquid rhinoplasty" does not involve incisions or surgery at all. It is simply the strategic use of injectable fillers in the nose to improve the shape or contour of a person's nose as an alternative to surgery. Fillers can be added to depressions or irregularities of the nose, so the procedure augments the nose but does not reduce the nose or make is smaller. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

Juvederm or Radiesse for non surgical nose lift - Los Angeles

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A very good option would be Radiesse or Juvederm to the nose for a non surgical nose lift and filler. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Non-surgical rhinoplasty

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Dear Derek,

  1. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is an affordable option when you are not ready for surgery
  2. Injections are placed around the hump to hide it
  3. You can also put some in the tip to balance everything out for a nice result

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Filler Injections to the Nose

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You could certainly consider filler to mask / soften the appearance of the bump on your nose with filler.  I would make sure that a hyaluronic acid filler (like Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero) is used.  As an added layer of safety, I use a microcannula when injecting the nose to prevent necrosis (death to the tissues by blocking blood vessels-this can occur with sharp needle injections) which allows for a precise, bruiseless, and SAFE method to perform this procedure.  As a facial plastic surgeon familiar with the nasal anatomy, I also assure that the injection is performed in the appropriate layer of the nose to minimize the chance of complications.  

Kian Karimi, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm for nasal contouring

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You could get a little projection of your nasal tip with a Juvederm injection and possibly an injection at the radix area of the nose.  Really not a substitute  for a rhinoplasty in your particular situation.  

Am I Qualified for a Non-surgical Injection?

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           Fillers to the nose are often a poor substitute for a rhinoplasty, and I think that would be the case in your situation as well.  However, the appearance of the hump could be somewhat improved with filler injection above the hump.  Please make sure that you find someone who does this frequently and make sure that you are aware of the possible complications including skin necrosis.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty (Rhinosculpturing) Is An Excellent Treatment For Nasal Bumps, Humps, & Droopy Tips

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Of course, there is no substitute for an upfront and personal examination and palpation of the nose to determine the best course of action. But, there is no question that  nonsurgical nose jobs can work well for straightening bumps, humps, curved noses and downturned (or drooping) nasal tips.

I have been performing these procedures for about ten years and have found nonsurgical nose jobs, also called rhinosculpturing, quite effective for lifting droopy nasal tips and straightening humps, bumps, and depressions along the bridge and top of the nose. If necessary, before actually treating,  to confirm suitability for treatment, a small amount of salt solution can be injected as a test into the appropriate areas of the nose to confirm this. Doing this gives a pretty good idea of what the actual outcome will be following actual treatment. Not uncommonly, simply injecting the appropriate volume to the bridge area to straighten it is also enough to give a secondary aesthetically satisfactory lift to the tip of the nose. 

In cases where sufficient secondary lift is not achieved by simply volumizing and straightening the bridge area, additional volumizing material can be added to the area of the base of the nose, with or without the addition of a neuromodulator, such as Dysport and Botox.. The latter work, not by a volume effect, but by weakening the small muscles in the area that exert a downward pull on the nasal tip: the result, an elevated nasal tip.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty

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 Nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves injecting fillers into the nose which we do not recommend in our practice. Adding  Fillers  to the nose were only add more bulk and volume to the nose, and make the nose larger. There are serious complications that can occur from these techniques. Consider surgical rhinoplasty when the time is right for you. In the  meantime, we have a virtual rhinoplasty app on our website for you to see what your new nose might look like with surgery.

Fillers for hump on nose

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There are fillers that could be used to help camouflage a hump on the nose.  Normally, they would be placed above the hump during this procedure.  There are a variety of fillers that could be used, and you should be able to discuss these options with the doctor you choose to see.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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