What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty without surgery is a non-invasive method of reshaping the contour of the nose, making it appear straighter, more pronounced, or more symmetrical. The procedure involves multiple tiny injections of a dermal filler, which is a clear gel containing a biological substance (usually hyaluronic acid) that the body naturally produces. The treatment lasts until the dermal filler breaks down and is absorbed by the body, typically between eight and twelve months. Though not appropriate for all patients, many people who are seeking subtle and natural-looking correction are very satisfied with the procedure.

What Can Injected Dermal Fillers Do?

Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of the nose in many ways. For example, they can raise the bridge of the nose higher in people who have flat noses. They can lengthen or lift the tip of the nose to create a different profile. Similarly, they can make a bumpy or hooked nose appear straight, and they can also make an asymmetrical nose look more symmetrical. Other possibilities include narrowing wide nostrils, filling in the dip in a saddle-nose deformity, and minimizing the appearance of scars.

What Are The Limitations Of This Procedure?

The procedure involves adding to the nose rather than taking away tissue; therefore, non-invasive rhinoplasty does not make a person’s nose smaller. However, when the nose is re-contoured, it may actually appear smaller because it blends in better with the rest of the face. In addition, it’s important to understand that this procedure is cosmetic and does not improve functionality. Patients with a deviated septum, for example, may be able to achieve a straighter-looking nose with dermal filler injections, but they will not be able to breathe better.

Why Consider Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Patients who choose this type of rhinoplasty are looking for a safe and cost-effective procedure that provides a natural-looking aesthetic result. The procedure is low-risk compared with traditional rhinoplasty. The dermal fillers used today are safe to use and have a low incidence of side effects. Another benefit of this type of rhinoplasty is that it doesn’t require a big commitment. The effects have a limited duration and need to be repeated. At that time, the patient may opt to end treatments or try a different type of contouring modification.