Sometimes called a liquid rhinoplasty, a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a procedure for those looking to change the shape of their nose without undergoing surgery. During the procedure, a practitioner injects fillers into the nose. The procedure is brief, non-invasive, and comes with little recovery time.
However, a non-surgical rhinoplasty will not yield as dramatic changes as a surgical nose job. Is worth it? There’s no one answer, and a lot depends on your personal aesthetic goals.
Below, we’ll break down the pros and cons of non-surgical rhinoplasty to help you decide whether it’s right for you.
What happens during a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
During a non-surgical rhinoplasty, a practitioner injects filler into your nose, targeting the specific area you want to reshape. Dermal fillers help increase volume, add structure, improve projection, and can straighten out mild bumps to smooth your nose’s appearance overall.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty usually only takes around fifteen minutes, and may have to follow up in two weeks for a touch up. Usually, you can return to daily activities immediately.
Any medical procedure carries risks of complications, but if you’re working with experienced, trained practitioners a non-surgical rhinoplasty is generally very safe. Some people experience bruising at the site of injection or mild swelling, but this should go away in a day or two.
The results of non-surgical rhinoplasty are not permanent. How long they last depends on how your body reacts as well as the amount of work you had done. In general, it lasts anywhere from four months to three years.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit is that it’s not anywhere near as invasive as traditional plastic surgery.
A surgical rhinoplasty is a major medical procedure that reshapes the bones and cartilage in the nose. Recovery can takes weeks and you may not see the full results for another six months. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, however, is a brief procedure with little recovery time. You can usually see the results immediately, though there might be some initial swelling. It’s a good option for the right patient looking to avoid surgical procedures. It is also a less expensive alternative to the surgical procedure.
What are the limitations?
While dermal fillers can make a lot of changes to the shape of your nose, the results will never be as dramatic as they will with surgical rhinoplasty. Results are also not permanent, so you’ll need to get regular follow up appointments.
Another downside is that it is not covered by insurance. Surgical rhinoplasty is sometimes covered by insurance if it’s related to a medical condition like difficulty breathing.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty worth it?
That really depends on your goals.
For those looking to make major, permanent structural changes to their nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty probably will not get the results you want. Also, if you’re looking to correct a medical issue via rhinoplasty, non-surgical rhinoplasty is unlikely to be enough to help.
However, if you’re only looking to make minor changes to your nose, it can help. It will help you avoid undergoing lengthy surgery while still making a noticeable change to your appearance. Also, as results do not last, it can help you test out changes to your nose before committing to permanent alterations.
Ultimately, whether or not non-surgical rhinoplasty is really worth it is a personal decision. It can help to talk your goals over with a plastic surgeon. They can provide guidance on what is right for you based on your goals.
The Bottom Line
It has been effective for many people looking to change the shape of their nose and smooth over bumps. While results will not last forever, they can sometimes last years. For those who want to avoid more invasive procedures, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option.
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