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The non-surgical nose job is an increasingly popular procedure among male and female patients of all ages that do not want to go undergo an invasive procedure, such as a rhinoplasty or other invasive procedures performed by a plastic surgeon. A non-surgical nose job, also known as a liquid nose job, non-surgical rhinoplasty, or liquid rhinoplasty. A non-surgical nose job allows patients to transform the look of their nose without the need for any recovery time that a surgical procedure would require. Additionally, the cosmetic treatments involved in a non-surgical nose job are significantly more affordable, and are much less painful than traditional rhinoplasty or other options a facial plastic surgeon might offer.

A liquid nose job treatment relies heavily on the use of injectables, such as Botox and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. These injectables, when used by a skilled injector, are able to improve the appearance of the nose without the need for plastic surgery. A non-surgical nose job is a particularly excellent choice for those who have a droopy tip of the nose, as well as for those who are self-conscious about a dorsal hump or bumps along the bridge of the nose.

If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your nose, NYC cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, is here to help. Contact our New York City office today to learn if a non-surgical nose job is right for you.

What is a non-surgical nose job?

While non-surgical nose jobs cannot vastly alter a patient’s nose, the procedure can smooth out bumps in the bridge of the nose, lift the nasal tip, and straighten the appearance of a crooked nose. A non-surgical nose job is crafted primarily through the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra, are designed to create volume by engaging the body’s natural production of collagen in the body. Dermal fillers are composed of slightly different active ingredients in order to achieve this result. Juvederm and Restylane use an active ingredient that is naturally occurring in the body, hyaluronic acid, to stimulate collagen production and create healthy, voluminous skin. When applied to the nose, these hyaluronic acid fillers are able to correct asymmetry in the nose, widen or straighten the nasal bridge, reduce the appearance of bumps or dents, and improve the look of the tip of the nose.

For patients who have a flat nasal bridge, injectable fillers can either newly create or augment the original bridge. This is a very common request in the Asian and African American population who often have flatter noses. The improvement patients can gain from a non-surgical nose job is more dramatic for those who have a flatter nose as, unlike patients with bumps where something is trying to be smoothed or taken away, volume can be added to an area which is exactly what dermal fillers are designed to do.

Juvederm and Restylane both offer hyaluronic acid fillers specifically formulated to add volume to the midface. Juvederm Voluma has a thick, gel-like consistency and is known to be an incredibly durable, volume enhancing filler. Restylane Lyft is often applied to restore volume to different areas of the face, and is a reliable option for natural-looking volume enhancement. Additionally, Dr. Green will often boost the dermal filler treatment through the use of Botox. Botox can improve facial aesthetics by reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the skin.

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How long does a liquid nose job last?

Though a liquid nose job is considered a non-permanent treatment option, the results are very long-lasting. Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm typically have results that continue to improve over the first couple of weeks post-treatment, and that can last past a full year. While there are a variety of dermal filler options, Juvederm Voluma is the most long-lasting, with results that last between 12-18 months.

If you’re wondering is a non-surgical nose job permanent, you are likely looking for a long-term treatment that has lower risks and recovery time than a traditional rhinoplasty surgery. A non-surgical nose job is an excellent option for those looking for natural-looking nose reshaping that doesn’t require invasive cosmetic surgery. Additionally, a non-surgical nose job is commonly used to help patients determine if a surgical procedure is right for them, since dermal fillers are not only impermanent, but also reversible.

What is the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure like?

During an initial consultation, Dr. Green will discuss what you are looking to change and what the best dermal filler or injectable options would be to correct it. The options that Dr. Green often recommends are JuvedermRestylane and Botox, but of course these treatments are customized to meet the needs of each patient. During the procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied in order to make the injections as painless as possible. A non-surgical nose job is often referred to as a “15-minute nose job” as the entire procedure is known to be quick. The actual injection procedure takes around 15-20 minutes, during which Dr. Green will gently and artfully inject the chosen dermal fillers. Immediately following the treatment, ice is given in order to reduce the risk of any potential swelling and bruising.

What not to do after a non-surgical nose job

One of the best parts about a non-surgical nose job is that there’s virtually no downtime necessary. Immediately after treatment, you may experience mild swelling or redness, but this dissipates quickly and you can go back to normal activity. Unlike a surgical procedure like a facelift or traditional rhinoplasty that involves incisions and ample recovery time, patients who receive a liquid nose job can leave our office and get right back to their normal lifestyle. However, we do recommend that patients avoid any extreme exercise or heat exposure (such as a sauna) immediately post-treatment.

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Are non-surgical nose jobs safe?

Non-surgical nose jobs are a safe and effective way to enhance the shape of the nose without the need for invasive surgery or recovery time. When completed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist, such as Dr. Green, it is extremely low-risk, and potential side effects are mild. It’s good to note, however, that a non-surgical nose job should only be completed by a board-certified medical professional. “Medspas” often offer dermal filler for facial rejuvenation, but there can be incredibly dangerous side effects when these fillers are injected incorrectly. Dr. Green is a board-certified medical professional who is an expert in dermal fillers and other injectable treatments, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients is her top priority.

What are the side effects of a liquid rhinoplasty?

The side effects of a liquid rhinoplasty are incredibly mild and are common with any injectable treatment. These include redness, mild swelling, and bruising. In order to avoid bruising, we recommend patients avoid anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, prior to treatment.

Who is a good candidate for non-surgical nose job?

A good candidate for non-surgical nose job is a patient who  is frustrated with the look of their nose, and is interested in a non-surgical alternative that can augment the shape of the nose. It’s a reliable and effective option for a wide variety of patients. However, if you have functional problems, such as that of a deviated septum, it may be that a traditional rhinoplasty surgery is best for you.

How old do you have to be to get a non-surgical nose job?

Typically, dermal fillers are approved for patients 21 years and older. However, with both parental and doctor approval, patients can complete a non-surgical nose job at a younger age. Nevertheless, we typically recommend a patient be at least 21 years of age before engaging with a non-surgical nose job.

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How much are non-surgical nose jobs in NYC?

The answer to how much is a non-surgical nose job varies greatly depending on the needs and aesthetic goals of each individual patient. The cost of a liquid rhinoplasty is dependent on how many syringes for non-surgical nose job are used and the experience of the treating physician.  When it comes to a non-surgical nose job, Dr. Green uses a philosophy of “less as more” with dermal fillers, making sure to provide the most natural-looking nasal enhancement.

What are the benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty?

The benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty include an improved shape of the nose in as little as one visit with no need for downtime. In addition to these benefits, a key advantage is that if the patient is unhappy with the results, a non-surgical nose job is reversible and non-permanent. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can be easily dissolved by a naturally-occurring substance, hyaluronidase, which can be injected into the original treatment area to entirely reverse the effects of the dermal filler.

Additionally, a non-surgical nose job can be combined with other facial cosmetic procedures such as Juvederm Vollure on nasolabial folds (laugh lines) nearby. These additional treatments like Juvederm Vollure and Botox can help to enhance the nose’s new appearance.

How do I get started with a non-surgical nose job?

If you’re unhappy with how your nose looks, the non-surgical nose job is a great way to see what might work best for you. More and more people are deciding to undergo non-invasive treatments, mainly due to the risks and downtime involved in traditional plastic surgery procedures. A non-surgical nose job can help you to look and feel more confident about your nose in as little as one treatment.

Dr. Michele Green is an expert in non-invasive cosmetic injections. With over 25 years of experience in Botox injections, dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and laser treatments, you will be in excellent hands. Please contact Dr. Green online or call the office in New York City today at 212-535-3088 to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to determine the best cosmetic procedure for you.

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