Non-surgical Nose Job Procedures to Reduce Nose Size?

Are there any non-surgical procedures to make my nose smaller, or is surgery my only option?

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Non surgical rhinoplasty isn't for big noses

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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.

Non surgical rhinoplasty

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Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves using fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane to augment the nasal dorsum or tip region to create an improved look. I would caution against using Radiesse for this procedure. Your limited view shows that you would benefit more from a chin implant to improve your profile than adding filler to your nose. It's not feasible to decrease the size of your nose with fillers. Hope that helps.

Kyle S. Choe, MD
Virginia Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: Benefits and Limitations

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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. 

Regards,

Dr. Mehta

Umang Mehta, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for the Big Nose

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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. 

Daniel Reichner, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical Nose Job Procedures to Reduce Nose Size?

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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.

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty involves injections of fillers into the nose to alter shape.  While injections can camouflage undesired aspects such as a dorsal hump, it isn't possible to make a nose smaller with injections.  In your situation, surgery is really the only option. 

Shim Ching, MD
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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Reducing nose size

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While there is no method to reduce the size of the nose without nasal surgery the relative size of the nose can be made to appear smaller and more appropriately proportioned with lengthening of the chin (if indicated).  
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.

J. David Holcomb, MD
Sarasota Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical rhinoplasty will not make your nose smaller, but can make it look better

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Hello,

Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves injecting filler material, usually temporary fillers, in the nose to camouflage bumps on the bridge and to give modest tip definition. Injecting the nose with filler means that the nose will in fact become slightly larger, but the changes can create a more harmonious appearance with the end result being more aesthetically pleasing. There are no non-surgical options that will make the nose physically smaller. Hope this information is helpful.

Mehdi Sina, MD

Mehdi Sina, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon

Non surgical nose job reduce size of nose?

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Thank you for your question about non-surgical nose job.

Essentially a non-surgical nose job is the placement of filler in areas of void in the nose to create a balanced profile.  Often when there is a prominent dorsal hump of the nose, filler can be placed above and below the hump.  This smooths and evens the contour of the nasal bridge, and can often give the ILLUSION of a smaller nose.  Fillers can also help raise the nasal tip a bit, when needed.  Non surgical nose job CANNOT reduce the actual size of the nose or fix any nasal airway obstructions.  One treatment is much less expensive than a surgical rhinoplasty, but it typically only lasts up to 2 years, and would need to be repeated to maintain the corrected appearance.

To be sure, see two or more experienced, licensed and 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.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

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Injectables (such as Restylane and Juvederm) are used as tools in nonsurgical rhinoplasty.  They are useful in masking a hump on the bridge of the nose or improving asymmetries of the nose.  Though it is not reducing the size of the nose, it can make the nose "appear smaller" by making it look more proportional.  It is important to consult with a rhinoplasty surgeon to ensure that you understand all your options.

Neena Will, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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