At a Glance
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose? You can choose to alter the appearance of your nose by undergoing a rhinoplasty.
However, some people are not quite ready to commit to surgery. Fortunately, there is a solution. Non-surgical nose reshaping allows you to fix bumps and change the appearance of your nose, without going under the knife.
Non-surgical nose reshaping is a suitable procedure if you are looking to make a small modification to the appearance of your nose. You will be able to improve the appearance of dorsal humps, bridges, tips of the nose, crooked noses, flat or low bridges, or asymmetrical noses.
The non-surgical nose reshaping involves injecting dermal fillers into the nose to achieve the desired look. This can help to remove bumps, as well as make the nose look thinner and more refined.
This is a suitable procedure for those who wish to alter the appearance of their noses but are not quite ready to commit to surgery. The dermal filler will naturally dissolve over time, leaving you with the nose you were born with.
Centre for Surgery performs all non-surgical nose reshaping procedures using what is known as the “three-point rhino” technique. This improves three areas of the nose – the low radix, dorsal hump, and inadequate tip projection.
There are numerous benefits to undergoing a non-surgical nose reshaping procedure. This includes:
- Quick procedure: a non-surgical nose reshaping procedure will take around 15 minutes to complete.
- Non-surgical: no incisions are made, so you will not need to be administered any anaesthetic and you will not have any scars
- No recovery: unlike a surgical rhinoplasty, you will have no downtime and will be able to resume your usual daily life right away
- Reversible: if you do not like the results, you can have the filler dissolved, or wait until it naturally dissolves.
You will be a good candidate for non-surgical nose reshaping if you:
- Are 18 years or older
- Are unhappy with the appearance of your nose
- Have reasonable expectations about what the procedure can achieve
Those who are wanting to reduce the size of their nose or are wishing to fix breathing difficulties will not be suitable for a non-surgical nose job.
It is important to note that a non-surgical nose reshaping procedure will add volume to the nose. If you are already concerned with your nose being big, you may not wish to add extra volume.
Before undergoing non-surgical nose reshaping, you will have a consultation with one of the surgeons, who will discuss your reasons for wanting to undergo the procedure. They will also assess your nose and see if you are an eligible candidate, or whether you would be more suitable for a surgical rhinoplasty.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure.
The dermal fillers will be injected into the nose at various points to achieve the desired look. The exact location of the injections will vary from person to person, depending on the structure of the nose and the end outcome.
Generally, there will be three anatomical points the injections are made at. This includes on the low radix, dorsal hump and on the tip of the nose. The surgeon will mark out this area before beginning the injections. For this method, typically only three injections are needed. However, more may be needed if the initial correction is insufficient.
Once the filler is injected into the nose, the surgeon may massage the nose to ensure the filler sits in the right position.
You will be awake throughout the entire procedure and will be able to notice the results right away.
The non-surgical nose reshaping will take around 15 minutes to complete.
Unlike a surgical rhinoplasty, the results of a non-surgical nose job will not last forever. Typically, the fillers will last between 9 to 12 months. Factors such as metabolic rate and physical activity will also have an impact on how long the fillers will last.
As this is a non-surgical procedure, there is a very short recovery period.
You may notice some bruising or swelling, which will subside after five days.
We recommend avoiding putting any pressure on the nose for at least five days. You will also have to avoid wearing any glasses for two weeks, as this may impact the filter and change the appearance of the nose.
You will have to avoid sleeping on your side or front; make sure you sleep on your back for at least five days.
What is non-surgical nose reshaping?Non-surgical nose reshaping uses dermal fillers to alter the appearance of the nose, removing any bumps and making the nose look thinner and more refined.
Can I have non-surgical nose reshaping?You will be a suitable candidate for the procedure if you are 18 years or older, are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, want to make slight alterations to the appearance, and have reasonable expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
Prior to undergoing the procedure, you will have a consultation with one of the surgeons, who will be able to assess your eligibility for the procedure.
Who is not a suitable candidate?If you want to make your nose smaller, completely change the shape of the nose, or wish to correct breathing problems, you will not be a suitable candidate. Instead, you should opt for a surgical rhinoplasty.
How is a non-surgical rhinoplasty performed?Dermal fillers will be injected into your nose at several different locations, depending on your desired look.
The surgeon will then massage the filler to ensure you achieve your goal look.
How long will the procedure take?The procedure will take around 30 minutes.
What can I expect during the recovery period?There is a very short recovery period, as this is not a surgical procedure. You will not have to wear any garments or dressings following the procedure.
You may experience some bruising and swelling which will go away after a few days.
You will have to avoid bumping or knocking the nose for five days.
We recommend you sleep on your back and avoid sleeping on your front or side.
When can I wear glasses again?You will need to avoid wearing glasses for at least two weeks.
How long do the results last for?The filler can last anywhere between 9 to 12 months. This varies from person to person and depends on factors such as metabolic rate and physical activity.
If you would like to maintain the appearance of your new nose, you will need to have more fillers after this point.
What happens if I don't like the results?Unlike a surgical rhinoplasty, if you do not like the appearance of your nose after non-surgical nose reshaping, it is easy to reverse.
You can wait for the fillers to naturally dissolve. However, if you do not wish to wait that long, you can have injections which will dissolve the filler. This will leave your nose looking as it did prior to having the dermal fillers.