Many people across the world contemplate reshaping their noses for a variety of cosmetic and functional reasons.
But can reshaping be achieved without surgery?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an option, but how effective is it? And is it the best option for your needs?
What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or a liquid nose job, is a nose-reshaping procedure that doesn’t involve surgery. Instead, the treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers into the nose to alter the shape and appearance of its bridge.
The filler is injected under the skin, setting in place to hold the desired shape of your ‘new’ nose and temporarily corrects visual imperfections that can affect our confidence, such as:
- Dorsal humps – a bump in the nose bridge rather than a straight slope
- Drooping or short nose tips
- Crooked noses
The effects of this treatment can last between 12-18 months, but this differs between patients due to varying metabolisms.
The benefits of a liquid nose job
There are a few advantages to reshaping your nose without surgery, including the following:
A quick procedure with immediate results
You’ll be thrilled that this simple treatment typically lasts between 15- 20 minutes. Plus, as there’s no downtime or extensive healing period, the results are instant.
No surgery involved
Dermal fillers are non-invasive and are injected without anaesthetic, which makes them an attractive choice to those not wanting surgery.
If you’re not happy with the results of your liquid nose job, there’s no need to worry – the process is reversible.
To undo the treatment, a trained professional will dissolve the dermal filler with hyaluronidase, an enzyme naturally found in our bodies. It is important to note that this can only be done two weeks after treatment.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is typically easier on your wallet than other procedures – although, you need to pay for treatment every 12-18 months if you wish to maintain the appearance of your nose.
Costs vary depending on the clinic you use, with average prices costing around £365 per visit.
The cons of non-surgical rhinoplasty
Liquid nose jobs aren’t a permanent fix
Non-surgical reshaping is a temporary solution and requires upkeep to maintain the look.
Depending on individual factors, you could need repeat treatment every 12 months, which can be a hassle and rack up significant costs over time – over five years, you could end up spending £1,825 on average.
Fillers can’t address functional nasal issues
Breathing problems caused by small nasal cavities, a deviated septum or long thin noses can’t be fixed with non-surgical procedures.
Fillers simply add volume to correct appearance – they can’t remove or alter the fundamental structure of your nose.
Can be risky if performed by an unqualified person
There’s a level of risk associated with using fillers, especially if performed by the wrong hands.
Although rare, vascular issues, such as blood vessel blockages, may occur if filler is inserted into arteries in the nose, cutting off the blood supply, which can even result in blindness in extreme cases.
To avoid this, be sure to check that your clinician has the correct certificates to perform this procedure.
Is there a permanent nose-reshaping alternative?
A surgical nose job, known as rhinoplasty surgery, is the permanent solution to nose imperfections.
Unlike temporary fixes, surgical rhinoplasty transforms your facial aesthetic completely, saving you the stress of returning for treatment. Plus, if you desire to reduce the size of your nose, rhinoplasty is your only option.
Another fantastic benefit of permanent nose reshaping includes correcting the breathing issues mentioned above. For example, expert surgeons can restructure a deviated septum, helping you to breathe clearly – something that is not possible with non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Get in touch with Nume today
Do you desire nose reshaping but are filled with dread at the thought of surgery?
If so, don’t worry -our experienced plastic surgeons will do everything they can to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible throughout and answer any questions you may have.
Here at Nume, we are the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery provider with over 45 years of experience in the industry.