Updated November 2021
When it comes to nose reshaping, it’s no longer a requirement to go under the knife for a traditional surgical nose job. More and more patients are instead considering nose fillers to achieve their dream nose shape, opting for this quick and simple treatment over invasive surgery.
Whether related to size or shape, lots of people have insecurities about their noses. Common complaints include bumps, depressions, and concerns about crooked or hook-shaped noses, all of which can be remedied with liquid rhinoplasty. As much as friends and family assure them they can’t see the problem, sometimes, insecurities around the nose can cause people to lose self-confidence, making them shy away from photographs or even withdraw from social activities.
How Can Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Enhance the Nose?
People often associate “button” noses and a high nose bridge with beauty. It’s for this reason that those with hooked noses or low nasal bridges may want to enhance their nose, which in the past has meant undergoing surgical rhinoplasty to elevate and reshape it. Other people with insecurities around their nose may often wonder what it would look like after aesthetic treatment but aren’t willing to commit financially or physically to a full surgical nose job without being confident of the outcome.
For those who don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, traditional rhinoplasty clearly isn’t the answer. Instead, instant results can be achieved through a non-surgical nose job with virtually no downtime — dermal filler is simply injected into the targeted area to achieve the desired shape.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty has revolutionised the industry and is particularly popular in individuals with a curved or hook-shaped nose and those with a bump on the nasal bridge. In our clinic, we could even project your nasal tip and increase the nose to mouth angle, which is often associated with a more youthful appearance. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, there will be no general anaesthesia, plaster cast or extensive downtime required. In Hollywood, this aesthetic treatment is even referred to as a lunchtime nose job.
If you’re considering nose reshaping and think a non-surgical nose job could be a good fit for you, here’s what you need to know about the procedure:
How Does a Non-surgical Nose Job Work?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty — also known as a non-surgical nose job or liquid nose job — uses a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. At our Harley Street clinic, all dermal filler injections are administered using one of the best dermal fillers in the cosmetic industry at present. HA occurs naturally within the body and has an important structural function, being responsible for the fullness and firmness of the skin. The dermal filler is injected into targeted areas to create a smooth, heightened, natural-looking effect.
How Long Does Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Take?
Nose filler treatment is quick, usually taking 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job will cause minimal disruption to your everyday life.
You can immediately return to your day-to-day activities, too, as the procedure requires no downtime or recovery. The hyaluronic acid filler is administered with a thin needle and very little pain is experienced during the treatment — the sensation could be compared to tiny pricks or bites.
What Can a Non-surgical Nose Job Treat?
A variety of conditions can be treated with nose filler, making your nose appear more symmetrical or better suited to your face structure. All liquid rhinoplasty treatments at our professional cosmetic clinic are tailored to your needs and we’ll discuss your desired results with you in detail before treatment begins. This will ensure we provide the best results for you and you have a clear understanding of what to expect from the procedure. Below are some of the most common conditions treated with non-surgical nose jobs:
– A crooked nasal bridge
– A small nose that requires filler to build it up
– Hook-shaped noses that need straightening
– A bump on the bridge of the nose
– A depression above the bridge of the nose
– Noses that require enhanced definition or height
– Noses that require a more pronounced nasal tip button.
Whatever insecurities you might have about your nose, our professional team can help and will offer expert advice to help you find the treatment that’s right for you.
How Long Do Nose Fillers Last?
In non-surgical nose reshaping, the longevity of results varies between individuals depending on age, patients’ general health, the thickness of the HA products (i.e. grade), the type of fillers, and the clients’ lifestyle. Non-surgical nose reshaping normally lasts between 12 and 18 months, after which repeat treatments may be required to maintain the amended nose profile. This procedure can give those who may be a bit nervous about altering their facial features peace of mind, as results are non-permanent and it’s up to the patient whether they return for a top-up.
Is a Non-surgical Nose Job Reversible?
One of the many benefits of nose filler is that it can be reversed if required, giving patients extra reassurance when trying the procedure.
Aftercare Tips for Liquid Rhinoplasty
Immediately after Your Procedure:
There’ll be little to no pain during the treatment, but there may be redness, bruising, swelling or tenderness around the area afterwards. Feeling slightly uncomfortable after treatment is normal. Symptoms will clear within a few days, but we’d advise you not to itch, rub, or pick around the nose. You may also take mild painkillers to reduce any pain if necessary.
In the 24 Hours Following Your Procedure:
Avoid intense heat until any swelling and redness have gone down — we’d recommend avoiding sunbathing, hot baths and saunas. It’s also advised that you steer clear of extreme cold, so snow sports are a definite no-go.
Avoid alcohol or taking part in strenuous activities as this can increase the swelling and prolong it.
You may feel some firmness in certain areas of your nose, but this will soften within one-two weeks. Try to minimise movement as much as you can, as this will allow the area to settle.
Makeup, sunscreen and cleansing products can be used, but we’d recommend choosing those suitable for sensitive skin in the short term. Natural creams such as Arnica, commonly used to reduce bruising, may also be a good option.
Most skin damage is caused by the sun. To keep your nose looking radiant and smooth — and the rest of your skin for that matter — we’d always recommend using sunscreen and reapplying frequently. We’d suggest a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 for the face, reapplied every two hours if you’ll be exposed to the sun. This will maintain the look and health of your skin.
Some patients find the effects of fillers can be enhanced by skincare products, so this may be something you want to try for yourself. Products containing vitamin C can strengthen the skin and improve texture and laxity for a smooth, plumped visage.