What to Expect from Your Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is consistently one of the more popular surgical procedures, but not every patient is ready for surgery. For these patients, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can be a great alternative.
What is a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a liquid nose job, is an in-office procedure using dermal filler to enhance the shape or size of the nose, creating a more balanced and harmonious look.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of a dorsal hump, a bump on the bridge of the nose, or to add volume and change the shape of the tip of the nose. It can also be used to increase the size of a nose bridge or nostrils that are disproportionately small and underdeveloped.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Traditional rhinoplasty requires patients to rest and take time away from work or school after surgery. A non-surgical rhinoplasty, like all injectable treatments, requires no downtime. You resume your normal daily activities with immediate results.
Although injectables are impermanent, many patients find that a non-surgical rhinoplasty better suits their budget. Depending on the specific products used and the amount of filler required to complete your procedure, most non-surgical rhinoplasties cost between $600-1,000 on average. A surgical rhinoplasty, on the other hand, costs between $5,000-10,000 and is usually a one-time expense. Surgical rhinoplasties require patients to pay for anesthesia and hospital fees among other increased expenses. Although injectable costs much less, they do require some maintenance. The best choice for you depends on your budget and preferences.
Who is a Good Candidate for Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose but hesitant to try a permanent change, a liquid rhinoplasty can be a great way to achieve your desired results. This is a benefit for many patients as the filler lasts from six months to as long as two years depending on the product used. The most common fillers Dr. Bachilo uses for non-surgical rhinoplasty include:
- Revanesse Versa
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Voluma
In some cases, neurotoxin injectables such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can also be used to change the position of the nasal tip.
How is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Performed?
Dr. Bachilo will meet with you during your personal consultation to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. Before administering your injections, she will apply a topical numbing agent to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Injections are then made by strategically placing products to create a nose shape that flatters your face and addresses your concerns. Patients can expect to have a consultation and enhance the appearance of their nose the same day in under an hour, making this a very popular procedure.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Results and Recovery
Results are immediately visible after your treatment. You will likely have some swelling, redness, and tenderness, but these should dissipate within several hours. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications can be used to calm swelling and discomfort as necessary. Be sure to avoid rubbing your nose and to protect it from injury for several weeks after your procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
To schedule a consultation for a non-surgical rhinoplasty, call Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa at (713) 766-4643 or request your appointment through our online form.