Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also referred to as liquid rhinoplasty or a liquid nose job, is an exciting development and evolution in the world of cosmetic facial enhancement. This procedure uses filler injections to temporarily adjust the shape of the nose using a minimally-invasive method.
What can be expected for results? Non-surgical rhinoplasty is perfect for reshaping areas of the nose. Capable of adjusting the shape of the sides, tip, and bridge, the injections will smooth unwanted bumps, enhance the prominence of desired areas, increase volume, and provide lift where needed. If your desired result is the look of a smaller or shrunken nose, this procedure may not be the right one for you.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Convenience and Cost
Injecting fillers like hyaluronic acid for non-surgical rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure and is much more convenient than surgical options. In addition, some trained professionals can complete the treatment in about 15 minutes and have patients back to work on the same day.
Another benefit to this simplified, 15-minute nose job is a significantly lower cost. It is substantially less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty due to its less invasive nature. It can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,500, similar to the price range of lip injections or fillers.
The overall cost for non-surgical rhinoplasty is dependent on several factors. These include the type of filler injected, the number of fillers needed or agreed upon, and the provider that’s chosen to conduct the procedure.
What to Expect
Particularly when compared to its more invasive alternative, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a relatively simple process. A consultation will review precisely what the client wants to have done, and a trained professional will outline the potential results.
Similar to under-eye fillers, a fine needle is used to inject the fillers into the necessary area(s), and the overall procedure will not take more than 45 minutes. In some cases, it may be completed in under 15 minutes. The results can last anywhere from four months to three years, depending on the skin being treated and the filler ingredients used.
Following treatment, there may be some redness, pain, and swelling at the injection sites, which typically subside shortly after the procedure. Improvement is visible immediately and final results will be visible no more than two weeks following the procedure.
Are There Any Risks?
Although non-surgical rhinoplasty comes with a much shorter list of potential risks and side effects than its counterpart, there are a few to consider. Although the most common aftereffects are temporary redness, swelling, and pain or sensitivity, others may occur.
These possible side effects include bruising, nausea, occlusion, and filler migration, the possibility of the filler ingredient moving to other areas of the nose, causing an uneven and overfilled appearance. Since non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed with a Hyaluronic acid filler, the results are reversible. Should you experience an occlusion (often recognized by skin blanching), any unevenness or simply do not like the result, you can reverse the procedure with an enzyme hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler. You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any adverse reaction.
Similar to any other procedure that comes with possible side effects and includes filler injections, it is important to conduct ample research and discuss any concerns with a licensed professional. Once you’ve determined your desired results, non-surgical rhinoplasty may be just what you’re looking for to make a few cosmetic adjustments to your nose.