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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty in NYC


Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Introduction

A non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a 15-minute nose job or a liquid rhinoplasty, is the use of fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm to correct small imperfections on the nose.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

A patient who wishes to have a temporary correction of small asymmetries, who wishes to “try out” what a rhinoplasty might look like, or who does not wish to undergo surgery is a good candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty.

What Issues Can a Liquid Rhinoplasty Address?

A liquid rhinoplasty can address a small dorsal hump on the nose, and can make a crooked nose appear more even.

What Types of Products Are Injected During a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

During a non-surgical rhinoplasty, hyaluronic fillers are typically used. In some cases, Botox® may be added to decrease muscular contraction of the tip of the nose.

What Areas of the Nose Can Be Injected with Filler?

The areas of the nose which can be injected include the nasal tip, dorsum, and lateral edges of the nose.

What Issues Are Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedures Commonly Used to Address?

A non-surgical rhinoplasty can lift a drooping tip, smooth small irregularities, make the nose appear straighter, add volume if needed, camouflage a mildly prominent bump, and make the tip more prominent.

Which Issues Cannot Be Addressed with a Liquid Rhinoplasty?

A liquid rhinoplasty cannot generally make the nose appears smaller or address very large dorsal humps.

Preparing for a 15-Minute Nose Job

Prior to the procedure, arrive at the office with clean skin and no makeup. Expect to be in the office for 45-60 minutes. Avoid anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements for 10 days prior to the procedure, and do not schedule a big event for several days afterwards.

What Happens During a Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?

During a non-surgical rhinoplasty, you will begin with a consultation and photos will be taken. You will then be placed on the procedure table with your head slightly elevated. A topical anesthetic is applied and allowed to take effect over the course of 20 minutes. Filler will then be injected into the pre-determined areas. In most cases, only slight pressure and pinching are noted, but the nasal tip is the most sensitive area and may require additional anesthetic.

How Long Does this Procedure Take?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can take 30-45 minutes depending upon how many areas are being treated.

Recovering from a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

After a non-surgical rhinoplasty, expect to have mild to moderate swelling at the injection sites. There may be mild bruising and pain to touch. Avoid massaging the treated areas to prevent migration of the filler or Botox®.

How Much Downtime is There After a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

There is no downtime after a non-surgical rhinoplasty, and you may return to work immediately. Avoid exercise for 24 hours.

When Will the Results be Fully Visible?

Results of a non-surgical rhinoplasty are visible immediately, although there will be mild to moderate swelling for up to 2 weeks.

How Long Do the Results Attained Last?

The results after non-surgical rhinoplasty may last for up to one year.

The Importance of Choosing an Experienced, Licensed Provider

Non-surgical rhinoplasty should be performed by an experienced, board-certified provider who is familiar with the anatomy of the nose and who has performed many of these procedures.

Potential serious complications include:

Potential serious complications of a liquid rhinoplasty include injury to the blood vessels resulting in loss of vision and tissue death or necrosis.

What Issues Indicate that the Doctor Should be Contacted?

Patients should contact their injecting physician if they experience blurry vision, fever, bruising or redness which is worsening, or an allergic reaction.

What is the Difference Between a Traditional Rhinoplasty and a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

A traditional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure under general anesthesia in which the cartilage and bones of the nose are broken or moved to create the desired result. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed under topical anesthesia in the office and can address minor deformities by adding volume under the skin.

Pros Liquid Rhinoplasty

The benefits of a liquid rhinoplasty include the use of topical anesthesia, lack of downtime, quick recovery, and lowered expense in comparison to surgical rhinoplasty. The treatment is temporary and can be reversed if you are not happy with your results.

Cons of a Liquid Rhinoplasty

The drawbacks of a liquid rhinoplasty include temporary and mild results, mild swelling and bruising, and the risk of vascular injury and vision loss.

Pros of Traditional Nose Job

A traditional rhinoplasty has the benefits of being more dramatic and permanent. Breathing problems related to the septum can also be addressed at this time.

Cons of Traditional Nose Job

The drawbacks of a surgical rhinoplasty include the need for general anesthesia in the operating room, a longer downtime with more swelling and bruising, and higher cost. The results are permanent.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty FAQs


What is a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Liquid Rhinoplasty)?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed with the use of a temporary filler material which is injected under the skin of the nose into specific regions where correction is desired.

Which Fillers are Used During a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, Juvederm) are recommended as they can be reversed and last up to one year.

How Are the Fillers That are Used in a Liquid Rhinoplasty Created?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are gels generated from a non-animal source. They are made by a natural fermentation process in a sterile environment.

Is a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Safe?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty should be performed by an experienced injector to prevent the risk of damage to the fine vessels in and around the nose.

What Cosmetic Issues Can a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Address?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of a dorsal hump, saddle nose deformity, twisted or crooked nose, and a drooping nasal tip.

Does a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Hurt?

The nose is a sensitive area, so ice and topical anesthetics are applied both before and after injection to decrease both pain and swelling.

Will My Nose Swell After a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

You should expect minor swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks after a non-surgical rhinoplasty, which can be decreased with the use of ice and arnica. Final results are visible after about 2 weeks.

How Long Will the Results Attained Last?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty results generally last for 8-12 months. You can have another treatment or surgery after the filler has resorbed.

What if I Do Not Like the Results Attained with a Liquid Rhinoplasty, Can They be Reversed?

Liquid rhinoplasty injections can be reversed if a hyaluronic acid filler has been used.

Are There Any Risks Associated with a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

The main risk of non-surgical rhinoplasty is skin necrosis secondary to injection into a vessel.


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