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Have you decided about how you would improve your nose to accentuate your stunning facial features? Are you willing to undergo surgery, or would you rather start your transformation through a non-invasive yet temporary fix? This article tackles the ins and outs of having nose fillers in comparison to what rhinoplasty surgery can do for your makeover.

Are nose fillers better than having rhinoplasty? Does it have any disadvantages? Are you a good candidate for this non-surgical cosmetic procedure? Let us all find out.


Non Surgical Rhinoplasty: The Rise of Nose Fillers

All of us think that we deserve to make ourselves look our best even though we do not have the best assets. While others turn to plastic surgery as their trusted solution, not everyone has the guts and courage to go under the knife. This is where surgeons and plastic surgery experts come up with a solution: the liquid nose job or non surgical rhinoplasty. How is this performed, and how is it different from the traditional rhinoplasty?


Liquid Rhinoplasty: Who is This For?

Minor issues. People who can avail of this procedure include those who have very minimal cosmetic nasal flaws. The alteration that they need for the size, shape, and width of their noses can be addressed by dermal fillers and does not warrant an elaborate surgery.non surgical rhinoplasty procedure

Undecided patients. There are patients who also think that traditional rhinoplasty seems too fast, too soon. These individuals cannot make up their minds as to how their noses should look. As we all know, rhinoplasty has a permanent plastic surgery outcome. So, these people who still need time to think may opt to undergo an injection of dermal fillers to their noses.

Low budget. Let’s face it, traditional rhinoplasty, like any other plastic surgery procedure, is expensive. If you are in dire need of a facial makeover and you want results fast but do not have the funds, then non-surgical rhinoplasty is for you.


Traditional or Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure

Overall Procedure

This nonsurgical nose job procedure gets the name liquid rhinoplasty for a reason. Instead of the traditional rhinoplasty where cuts and incisions are made, plastic surgeons inject fillers to the nose at strategic points to smoothen, straighten, and make the nose look narrow and symmetrical.


In traditional rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon may use either a silicone implant or a harvested cartilage from the patient’s ear as the correcting instrument to lift or straighten the nose. With non-surgical rhinoplasty, plastic surgeons use dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid to reshape the nose.

Extent of Procedure

Traditional rhinoplasty, as it is surgery after all, would require manipulation of the skin, bones, and cartilages of the nose, among other things. With nonsurgical rhinoplasty, with no incisions necessary, only requires noninvasive injection of the dermal fillers. No recovery downtime. No foreseeable side effects.

With this, you can understand that liquid rhinoplasty is purely for aesthetic purposes only. In contrast, traditional rhinoplasty can correct any breathing problems and even other medical issues concerning the nose and its structure.

Length of Procedure

Even though rhinoplasty only corrects a small part of the face, this plastic surgery procedure takes about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the extent of correction and condition of the patient. On the other hand, non-surgical rhinoplasty coined the names ’15-minute nose job’ and ‘lunch break rhinoplasty’, all because it would only take about 15 to 30 minutes for the whole procedure to happen.


Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure

Here is a step-by-step procedure to help you if you still feel confused as to how liquid rhinoplasty happens. Note that while this is a standard cosmetic procedure that most plastic surgeons or cosmetic specialists follow, each of these doctors has their own approach to every patient’s condition. They should discuss these with you during one of your pre-procedure consultations.

  • Provided that your rhinoplasty surgeon or specialist already informed you of everything you need to know about your liquid nose job, he requests you to lie down or sit on the patient’s chair in his office or clinic.
  • He facilitates the sterilisation and cleaning of the injection sites, all the while studying the contours of your nose to determine the correct placement of the dermal fillers later on.
  • The specialist then applies a numbing cream to minimise the pain from the injection. He may also use ice to somehow anaesthetise the area.
  • Your plastic surgeon prepares the hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. You would not expect him to prepare anaesthetic solutions because the dermal fillers typically have local anaesthetic included in their formulation.
  • Once the numbing cream takes action, your cosmetic specialist then injects the dermal fillers in small amounts at first to smoothen out your bumps. You wouldn’t expect him to massage or put pressure on the fillers to prevent negative side effects and bruising.
  • Once the results look pleasing to your doctor, he can end the procedure with simple post-procedure instructions and discharge you without work restrictions or limitations except to avoid putting pressure on the nose for 1 to 2 weeks.


Liquid Nose Job with Nose Fillers: The Downsides To Watch Out For

getting an experienced surgeonLet’s accept the fact that even the slightest and simplest procedure to change our body has a side effect. With non surgical rhinoplasty, you may expect that the complications do not compare to how serious it would be if you undergo the traditional procedure. Nonetheless, you can expect to feel tenderness and slight pain around the nose post-procedure.

Bleeding can also serve as a side effect of this non-invasive liquid nose job. Your surgeon has to watch out for this to make sure that its origin is only from the injection sites and not from any malpractice that can cause serious injuries.

Your plastic surgeon or cosmetic specialist should also open up and inform you of the possibility that your non-surgical rhinoplasty may lead to blindness from retinal vascular occlusion. This is a post-procedural problem that happens when the injection of the dermal fillers hits a nerve. This scenario stresses the importance of getting an experienced specialist, making this condition almost impossible to happen.


Non-surgical rhinoplasty is indeed a well-liked cosmetic alternative if you want to avoid going under the knife. As with any aesthetic procedure, it has its ups and downs. Essentially, however, rhinoplasty through dermal fillers is not dangerous and an efficient non-invasive option to traditional rhinoplasty. You only need to make sure you get the services of a board-certified cosmetic specialist who can execute the procedure safely, so you can feel assured that you will only have positive results.

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