Non-surgical Nose Fix? (photo)

Safest alternatives to make my nose possibly narrower without going under the knife? Would a fat graft work or any fillers of some sort? Also would it be painful? I would need an option that does not require recovery time..

Doctor Answers 9

Non surgical nose job

Dear greenbliss,

  • Your only real option is surgery
  • Although I don't recommend it, if you just wanted narrower nostrils, that is very easy to do under local anesthetic in the office
  • When you are ready, go to a couple of consultations to get an idea of what is realistic

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

Dorsal augmentation can give appearance of a more narrow nose

Fillers can only serve to add, but not subtract.  Augmenting the dorsum and tip (building bridge and making tip taller) with nonsurgical rhinoplasty would give illusion of your nose becoming more narrow, but it would not achieve what you are demonstrating with your fingers.  That would only be accomplished with surgery (alar base modification).  

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews


Dear GB,


In my opinion, surgery is your only option to reduce the width of your nose.  Fat grafting and fillers are helpful in adding volume NOT in reducing tissue volume or dimension.



Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Non-surgical options

There are non-surgical options to slightly alter the shape or size of the nose, but unfortunately those options are not the best to make a nose looker more narrow.  Typically when you add to the nose (with fillers or fat) it is difficult to make the nose appear thinner.  In order to get a definite answer meet face to face with a board certified plastic surgeon so he or she can evaluate the shape and size of your nose before suggesting a treatment option.

William Franckle, MD, FACS
Voorhees Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Only Rhinoplasty Can Narrow the Nose

      Nonsurgical rhinoplasties are becoming more popular, but the addition of something like filler cannot truly reduce the size of the nose.  The base of the nose can be narrowed as you show in the second photo with a simple procedure.  You may want to consider reducing the width of the tip as well as the tip will appear wider when the nostril width is reduced. 

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Non surgical nose job does not make nose smaller.


Raising the tip of your nose with a filler (non surgical) may give the ILLUSION of narrower nostrils.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Non-surgical Nose Fix?

Sorry to say ONLY a surgery can narrow. If add a filler than expect wider results. Best to obtain in person evaluations./  

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Not Your Answer.

Hello, Dr. Kotler, from DR 90210 here.

Non-surgical, injection or filler rhinoplasty is handy for some problems but will not solve yours.

The photo suggests you need to have your nose narrowed. Cannot judge the profile from that photo but generally, most rhinoplasties involved obtaining a better profile by shaving down the bump + narrowing the tip. You might require nostril narrowing.

Best idea: see a rhinoplasty specialist and have computer imaging to see what options are available to you. Then you will have a sense of what can and what cannot be done.

Best wishes.


Robert Kotler, MD, FACS



Robert Kotler, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 87 reviews

Rhinoplasty to narrow nose....


First of all fillers or non-surgical rhinoplasty will not make the nostrils narrower.  However, if you simply do an alar base reduction what will happen in your case is that your tip will look wider and you will throw off the balance of the base.  If you narrow your nostrils then the tip will most likely need narrowing as well.  Take all of this with a grain of salt because your photos are very limited in view and your nose may look quite different in better pictures or in person but dont just go narrowing the nostrils without computer imaging to see what the changes may do to the rest of the nose and your face.  Be careful! 

Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

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