Nonsurgical Alternatives to Rhinoplasty

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty relies on the use of dermal injections to achieve the desired nose shape. For unwanted bumps or nasal asymmetry, these fillers can often provide an effective temporary fix. These come in a variety of substance which are in liquid form. Fat tissue can also be utilized to fill a bony appearance. The procedure itself typically lasts fifteen minutes, and normally has absolutely no downtime afterwards. However, because non-surgical rhinoplasty calls only for injections, it is purely an augmentative procedure. For noses that require narrowing or reduction, non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot be performed. This procedure cannot correct any breathing difficulties or other nasal problems caused by structural deformities. For broken or crooked noses, deviated septa, and more significant changes to the nose, surgical rhinoplasty must be performed (see here for the cosmetic and medical issues that rhinoplasty can correct). It is important to note that fillers can only do so much when it comes to the reshaping process of the nose (see here for ideal nose measurements). For most patients, surgery such as open rhinopasty or closed rhinoplasty is a better option and will offer a permanent solution.

What patients need to know is that this can be more dangerous and more painful than actually having a rhinoplasty. The results are not permanent (around 6 months to one year). Moreover, you are making your nose larger and not addressing the tip, length or width of the nose. Fillers also create inflammation and scar tissue which can make a real nose job more difficult. These fillers can have adverse effects and can move in the nose (a central structure which is often bumped). For instance, a filler injected in a valley next to a bump to camouflage the bump can move into the bump and make it larger.

The best role for fillers in the nose is to correct minor irregularities in a previously successful rhinoplasty, not as a replacement for rhinoplasty. Fillers work very well for other parts of the face because there is more soft tissue under skin to use them deeper and augment or erase facial creases, but except for certain cases, there is very little soft tissue under skin of the nose to accommodate filler use.

While non-surgical rhinoplasty is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience and versatility, it is only a temporary solution for most problems. Consider a rhinoplasty with our surgeons who can not only correct nasal deformities, but can also help you achieve a nose that balances your overall appearance. A surgical rhinoplasty can provide an effective and life time solution to your aesthetic goals without the concern of getting filler follow-ups every few months. More than 350,000 people in the U.S. choose rhinoplasty each year to improve the appearance and function of their nose, making it one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. Schedule a consultation with our doctors to discuss your cosmetic concerns and decide whether rhinoplasty is the ideal procedure to provide you with the results you desire.

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