Nonsurgical Nose Job: Fillers Instead of Rhinoplasty
A non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers to alter the shape of the nose without surgery. It’s minimally invasive and involves injecting fillers into specific areas of the nose to alter its shape, size, or contour.
While many med spas and medical facilities routinely inject Botox and facial fillers, a non-surgical nose job should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon – like Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI – who has years of experience improving the appearance of noses with rhinoplasty.
Nasal Defects a Nonsurgical Nose Job Can Fix
A non-surgical nose job can be used to correct a variety of minor nasal defects, including:
- Nasal asymmetry: filling in dents, bumps or humps to create a more symmetrical appearance.
- Nasal bridge: augmenting the nasal bridge to improve its definition.
- Nasal tip: reshaping or defining the nasal tip for a more refined appearance.
- Nostril asymmetry: correcting asymmetry in the nostrils.
- Crooked nose: straightening the nose by filling in deviations or bumps.
Best Fillers for A Nonsurgical Nose Job
The best fillers for a non-surgical nose job are hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero. These types of fillers are safe, effective, and reversible, and they provide immediate results with minimal downtime. Your doctor will choose the best filler based on your individual needs and the desired outcome.
The best Juvéderm formula for a non-surgical nose job is Juvéderm Voluma XC. It is specifically designed for adding volume to the cheeks and midface, and it can be used to augment the nasal bridge, smooth out bumps, and enhance the nasal tip. Juvéderm Voluma XC contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and is thicker than other Juvéderm formulas, making it ideal for reshaping the nose. Your doctor may use other Juvéderm formulas, such as Juvéderm Ultra XC or Juvéderm Vollure XC, depending on your individual needs and the desired outcome.
The best Restylane formula for a non-surgical nose job is Restylane Refyne. It is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that is specifically designed for adding subtle volume to the nose and for smoothing out small imperfections. Restylane Refyne is a soft and flexible filler that can mimic the natural movement of your skin, making it ideal for non-surgical nose jobs. Other Restylane formulas, such as Restylane Lyft and Restylane Defyne, may also be used depending on the desired outcome and your individual needs. Your doctor will choose the best formula for you.
Sculptra is not typically used for non-surgical nose jobs as it is designed for adding volume to the face and is not ideal for precision shaping of the nose. Sculptra works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in a gradual improvement in skin thickness and elasticity over several weeks.
How Long Non-Surgical Nose Jobs Last
A non-surgical nose job typically lasts 6 to 12 months, after which the dermal filler will gradually dissolve, and the nose will return to its original shape. The duration of the results depends on several factors, including the type of filler used, the amount of filler injected, and the individual’s skin metabolism. So, touch-up treatments are typically necessary to maintain the desired results.
Benefits Of a Non-Surgical Nose Job Over Rhinoplasty Surgery
For those who are not ready for the commitment of surgery, or who may not be candidates for surgery, a non-surgical nose job can provide an alternative option for achieving the desired results. The benefits of a non-surgical nose job over rhinoplasty surgery include:
Minimally Invasive: A non-surgical nose job is minimally invasive and involves injecting fillers into specific areas of the nose to alter its shape, size, or contour. There are no incisions and no recovery period, as there is with rhinoplasty surgery.
No Downtime: Non-surgical nose jobs have little to no downtime and patients can return to normal activities almost immediately after the procedure.
Immediate Results: The results of a non-surgical nose job are immediate, whereas the results of rhinoplasty surgery may take several months to fully reveal.
Lower Cost: Non-surgical nose jobs are generally less expensive than rhinoplasty surgery.
Reversibility: The effects of a non-surgical nose job can be reversed by dissolving the fillers if the patient is not satisfied with the results.
Good Candidates for Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
A good candidate for a non-surgical nose job is someone with minor nasal imperfections or asymmetry who is looking for a non-invasive solution with immediate results. Ideal candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. The following individuals may be good candidates for a non-surgical nose job:
- People who are not ready for or not suitable for rhinoplasty surgery.
- Individuals with minor nasal asymmetry or minor deviations in the nasal bridge or tip.
- People with small dents, bumps, or humps in the nose.
- Individuals looking for a quick, non-invasive solution with minimal downtime.
- Patients who have previously undergone rhinoplasty and wish to make minor adjustments to the results.
Non-surgical Nose Job | Birmingham, MI
It’s important to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI who can assess your individual needs and determine if a non-surgical nose job is the right option for you.
While non-surgical nose jobs can deliver fantastic results, they have some limitations and do not produce as significant or long-lasting results as surgery. In some cases, rhinoplasty surgery may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI, and Dr. Ali will help you determine the best option for you!