Does "Nose Up" Work?

I recently came across something called nose up. Its a silicone nose shaping lift grip that is supposed to lift the tip of the nose just a little. Tho I have a feeling, ima go ahead and ask anyway...could this work?

Doctor Answers 23

Only surgery will change the shape of your nose

This device may temporarily press your nasal tissue, but it will not create any long term durable difference in the shape of your nose. Rhinoplasty surgery is the best option if you would like to change your nose shape. 


New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Nose Up Is a Marketing Gimmick and Does Not Work

                  This type of device won’t change the appearance of your nose, because it won’t impact the under lying bone and cartilage. Gimmicks like this are a dime a dozen. They’re not intended to fix your nose, but instead to separate you from your money.

                  If you’re serious about changing the appearance of your nose consultation, with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon can explain the risk benefits alternatives and possible complications associated with rhinoplasty surgery. 

No

no it doesn't...


There are 2 main types of rhinoplasty:

1) cosmetic primary noses with no previous surgery (these should always be done CLOSED aka SCARLESS. 

2) Botched or Revision noses with history of previous surgery ( these usually require a reconstructive surgery which requires open rhinoplasty with an external scar).

If you are a primary nose with no previous surgery, you should ONLY consider closed scarless rhinoplasty (preferred by actresses and celebrities) because there is no risk of external scarring and much less healing and recovery time.  The goal is to finesse and enhance the nose without drastic change.  Meaningful refinement is the key.   All the same surgical maneuvers your nose requires can be performed with a skilled closed scarless surgeon. 

Seek counsel with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs closed scarless rhinoplasty as 100% of his surgical practice so you know you can guarantee the expertise.  (aka don't get your nose done by a breast surgeon or a facelift surgeon).  Doing your nose the first time with the right surgeon is the key to avoid a botched or revision surgery in the future.  All the best!



Deepak Raj Dugar, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Nose Up

The device is not known to provide any long term benefit. Even short term results are highly debated. 

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Nose shaping device

Dear 7757

Unfortunately there is no device that will make a lasting change in the nose. Cartilage has memory, which is why if you push your nose to the side it will snap back into place. The only means to change the nose is via an operation, or temporarily via fillers aka non-surgical rhinoplasty. 


All the best

Dr S

Travis L. Shaw, MD
Richmond Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Silicone nose shaping lift grip devices are not a substitute for rhinoplasty surgery or non-surgical rhinoplasty.

External compression devices may lead to temporary changes in the external appearance of your nose. We have not met anyone who has felt these devices are effective or worth the time and aggravation.Hope this helps.Dr Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 396 reviews

“Nose Up” and similar devices do not permanently change the structure of the nose

These types of devices do not work to change the shape of the nose long-term, as they do not impact the underlying anatomy of the nose. If you want to change the shape of your nose tip, a rhinoplasty procedure is the best way to do it. Tip rhinoplasty is a fairly short procedure, nor does it require the nose to be broken to undergo the procedure. I recommend seeing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon for a consultation rather than spending money on devices such as “Nose Up.” I hope this helps.

Likely won't work

If you are trying to change the shape of the nose, rhinoplasty is the only thing that will change it long term.  

Sunny Park, MD, MPH
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Probably not

This product will almost certainly not lead to any long lasting effects on your nose and its shape. The only thing that will change the appearance long term is rhinoplasty.

P. Daniel Ward, MD
Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Nose up

While I am not familiar with this device there are many "non surgical" devices on the market claiming to replace the need for surgical correction.  The structures in you nose are fully developed and rigid hence no device can mold them like clay.  It is a total waste of time and money.  We live in world full of research and science so only do things that are backed by evidence


Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

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