When most people think of rhinoplasty, they envision a surgical procedure. However, a new non-surgical cosmetic technique is available for patients who want to improve their appearance with less risk and recovery time.
What Is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) is a procedure in which injectable fillers such as Juvederm or Voluma are used to shape and contour a patient’s nose without surgery. This procedure works by augmenting sloped or curved areas of the nose so that bumps and ridges are disguised, but not removed.
There are many nasal features that cannot be addressed through fillers, such as boxy nasal tips, crooked noses, deviated septums, under- or over-projection, rotation abnormalities and width irregularities just to name a few. Liquid rhinoplasty is reserved for a limited set of circumstances when a bit of volume is all that is required.
There are several benefits to a non-surgical nose job. This procedure is less expensive, has less severe complications and no recovery period compared to traditional surgery. Light bruising, swelling, and minimal redness are the only side effects of a liquid rhinoplasty aside from the possibility of inadequate results.
Non-surgical rhinoplasties are also temporary and reversible: if a patient doesn’t like the results, the filler can be dissolved immediately or it will naturally fade away in about a year. Patients can use this technique to estimate their appearance with full rhinoplasty before making this permanent commitment.
When considering a rhinoplasty, a non-surgical approach using injectable fillers is a cost-effective, minimally-invasive option.