Rhinoplasty Surgery Versus Non-surgical Filler Nose Job?

Is the non-surgical nose job safer than traditional rhinoplasty surgery, or just more affordable with less downtime?

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Rhinoplasty Surgery Versus Non-surgical Filler Nose Job?

    Filler can be used for irregularity or depression or as camouflage.  Rhinoplasty can accomplish almost anything.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Non surgical rhinoplasty

Both procedures are safe.  Safety issues aside, they can't really be compared.  Fillers may be useful to camouflage small nasal irregularities and assymetries, to subtly raise the profile or to subtly enlarge the tip. Fillers will not, however, adequately replicate any of the many goals of rhinoplasty surgery including: making a nose smaller, making a nose more narrow, making a nose more defined in apparance, etc.  In my opninon, the name "non-surgical nose job"  is misleading and should not be used.

Andrew B. Denton, MD
Vancouver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non surgical rhinoplasty fixes only certain problems.


They are both safe, just good for different things.  Fillers cannot make the nose smaller.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty vs Non-Surgical Filler

I feel risks such as skin loss are more likely with fillers. The duration of improvement is also an important consideration. All of this does depend on your particular problem. I need to see pictures to make specific recommendations. My website describes the appropriate views for nasal evaluation.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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