Are there any non-surgical procedures to make my nose smaller, or is surgery my only option?
Non-surgical Nose Job Procedures to Reduce Nose Size?
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Non surgical rhinoplasty isn't for big noses
Unfortunately injectable rhinoplasty by its very nature can't make your nose smaller. Very occasionally a 'liquid rhinoplasty' can create the illusion of a smaller nose, but this is rare. Injectable rhinoplasty is for creating straighter nasal bridges, straightening slightly bend noses and for 'touch ups' after rhinoplasty.
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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: Benefits and Limitations
Injecting fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse, in the nose can be helpful for certain patients who would benefit from additional volume in certain specific areas. Adding filler can cause certain noses to appear less deviated, improve symmetry, and fill indentations after prior rhinoplasty. Sometimes, adding filler above a hump can make it appear less prominent.
However, there is no nonsurgical way to make a nose smaller. I would recommend that you seek consultation with a surgeon who performs both traditional (surgical) rhinoplasty as well as nasal fillers. That way, you would have access to all the different options out there for your nose. Computer imaging is a very valuable exercise during the consultation, for you to express your aesthetic goals and for the surgeon to express what she/he could do with fillers vs. rhinoplasty. Lastly, from your photo, it appears that you may benefit from a chin implant as well, as a more projecting chin will make your nose appear more balanced with the rest of your face.
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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for the Big Nose
Technically it is not possible to reduce the size of the nose with a "non-surgical" rhinoplasty. However, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can make some noses look smaller. Some examples of change the shape to create the appearance of a smaller nose:
1. A nose with a deep radix and a large bony hump.
2. A nose with an deep angle between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose (acute naso-labial angle).
Based on the one profile photograph, I would recommend an endo-nasal reduction rhinoplasty. However, in general it is best to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for more specific advice and photo-morphing to obtain the best results.
Non-surgical Nose Job Procedures to Reduce Nose Size?
There are different kinds of rhinoplasty operations however we can divide them as the one that requires bone excision and the one that does not need bone excision. The main fact that we classify the rhinoplasty operations like that is that the results and postoperative period is associated closely with this fact. In the operations like “nasal tip correction”, “simple rhinoplasty” there is no need for a bone excision however these minor operations cannot be beneficial for everyone. The operation type is need to be determined by the surgeon according to needs of the patient. In these minor operations the rhinoplasty is performed with closed method. The bone and the cartilage tissues are not involved in the surgery directly. Small nasal bumps can be removed in these operations.
In the operation that needs the bone and cartilage tissues to be involved; open approach is used. In the procedures with open approach, the size, shape and functionality of the nose can be improved. The big nasal bumps can be removed and septal deviations can be corrected providing a better nasal airway.
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Reducing nose size
In the case of a slightly larger nose and a short chin, increasing chin projection with an implant or a sliding genioplasty will help to improve facial harmony even if a reduction rhinoplasty cannot be done at the time.
A chin implant helps reduce the appearance of a large nose
A large nose and a weak chin produces an unflattering profile. Accordingly it is not unusual for me to perform a chin augmentation at the time of a rhinoplasty and there are examples on my website. The link is attached. Of course, there are no good nonsurgical remedies for a large nose. Many patients are naturally afraid of having surgery, but when you learn more about it, many of your concerns may be alleviated, particularly if you see an experienced plastic surgeon. I prefer total intravenous anesthesia, which offers an ideal balance of being asleep during surgery, but extremely safe and with a quick recovery.
Non-surgical "rhinoplasty" procedures do not make the nose smaller
Non-surgical "rhinoplasty" procedures do not make the nose smaller. In fact, they actually do the opposite. If you are opposed to considering nasal surgery and chin augmentation may help improve your profile. I would recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon that performs many rhinoplasty and chin augmentation procedures to fully discuss you options. Good luck!
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The only way to make the nose smaller is surgery
The popularity of fillers has lead to a lot novel places to place these products. The media both traditional and social has often placed a lot more hype on products and treatments than warranted. Fillers in the nose are not a new thing. Physicians have been placing small amount of liquid silicone in a microdroplet fashion in an off label fashion for decades. In a similar fashion we can use the HA fillers to conceal irregularities and camouflage small imperfections. There is no way to introduce filler to reduce the size of a nose.
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