The Pros and Cons of Nose Reshaping

a patient having nose reshaping treatment

Since the nose is the main focal point of the face, many people feel self-conscious about it and consider having a nose job. While rhinoplasty surgery is popular and can permanently change your nose, you might be able to change your nose to a shape you love without going under the knife. Our non-surgical nose reshaping procedure is an exciting new way to change the shape of your nose with no surgery or downtime. This procedure also looks completely natural and isn’t as noticeable as a surgical nose job, so no one will even know you had something done. 

The Pros of Getting a Non-Surgical Nose Job

You probably landed on this page researching your options for a nose job and are considering if the non-surgical route is right for you. Getting plastic surgery is something you should not take lightly, so it’s a great idea to consider the non-surgical alternatives. While our nose reshaping with dermal fillers won’t be right for everyone, many people will find it’s suitable to get the results you want. A non-surgical nose job can help with these things: 

  • Raise a depression on the nasal bridge.
  • Smooth out a bump on the bridge of the nose.
  • Straighten out a crooked nose.
  • Make a too-small nose larger for better symmetry of the face.
  • Fix drooping of the nasal tip.

Today we share some of the top pros and cons of our non-surgical nose job so you can make an informed decision if it’s right for you.

Less Painful Procedure

We’ll apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort, but you may feel a slight bit of pinching from the insertion of the needle. A local anaesthetic is integrated within the dermal fillers to further minimise any discomfort during and after the procedure. The doctor will apply the hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler to the appropriate areas based on your desired shape. With a non-surgical procedure, you may feel a little pain around the incision site, but none of the other major risk factors applies. This point makes it an ideal option if you want to change your nose. 

No Downtime

One of the pros of going with a non-surgical nose reshaping is there is no downtime and you see your results immediately. This is probably the top reason our clients like this over a traditional nose job. You can come in on your lunch break and return to your normal day right after. With a surgical nose job, you will require prep time before the surgery and will have a lengthy recovery time to let the nose heal. You will miss time off from work and won’t feel comfortable facing the world for some weeks. Our nose reshaping procedure with dermal fillers takes about thirty minutes to perform and does not require you to step foot in a hospital.

Less Risk Involved

Every surgery has risks involved. With a rhinoplasty surgical nose job, the risks start when you go under anaesthesia required for cosmetic surgery. Anaesthesia renders you unconscious and although it is a standard procedure, some people will experience side effects. The non-surgical nose job we perform in our clinic does not require anaesthesia. With a non-surgical nose job, there is less risk of infection since the incision site is as small as a needle. You may experience some slight bruising or redness at the injection site, but these should subside in a few days. 

This procedure is suitable for both men and women who want to change the appearance of their nose. Get in touch for a consultation if you are considering a nose job and we’ll create a bespoke plan. If you are curious about the procedure, check out our blog all about nose fillers

The Cons of a Nose Reshaping Without Surgery

The biggest downside of going with dermal fillers for nose reshaping is the results are not permanent. Nose reshaping can last 12 to 18 months, so you’ll want to come in once a year or so to maintain your perfect nose.

The other con is you might not achieve the results you want with fillers, so you may not be a good candidate. We can only do so much transformation of the nose with fillers, so if you require a completely different shape, need to make your nose smaller or get structural changes in the bone, fillers can’t do that. But if you want to fix slight imperfections and make the nose larger, we can achieve that with dermal fillers. 

Are you thinking of changing your nose to feel more confident? Find out how our aesthetic clinic in London can help. We offer non-surgical nose jobs and facial treatments that meet all your needs.

Founder at Harley St M.D.
Dr. Chia Tan is a UK trained medical doctor that specialises in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine and testosterone replacement therapy. He is qualified as a medical doctor since 2003 and has since trained extensively. He has been featured in several leading magazines as well as invited to appear on TV to discuss aesthetic medicine and the latest cosmetic procedures.
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