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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, 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.

Experienced, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, has been performing dermal filler injections at her Upper East Side New York City practice for more than 25 years. Known for her less-is-more approach when it comes to filler, Dr. Green is an expert in creating a natural, beautiful look for aesthetic treatments, including non-surgical nose jobs. A highly respected medical professional in New York City, Dr. Green has been voted one of the best dermatologists in the city by New York Magazine, Castle Conolly, and Super Doctors.

Dermal Fillers and liquid rhinoplasty vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty

Previously, for patients who were looking to alter the look and shape of their nose, the only option was a facial plastic surgery procedure known as rhinoplasty. However, recent advances in dermatology have led to the increasing popularity of dermal filler injections as an alternative way to shape the nose without surgery. The first major difference between rhinoplasty nose surgery and the use of dermal fillers to enhance the nose is, that while rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure, dermal fillers, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, are not. Consequently, there is no downtime necessary following a liquid rhinoplasty, whereas after rhinoplasty surgery, there is significant downtime required. Further, with an invasive procedure such as traditional rhinoplasty, there is a much higher risk of significant side effects, including scarring in various areas of the nose, permanent nerve damage, and the risk of small blood vessels bursting. Unlike dermal fillers, however, rhinoplasty results are permanent, which may be more or less desirable depending on the patient. Patients who are looking for a nose job for medical reasons, such as a blocked breathing passage or problems with the cartilage, traditional rhinoplasty is a good option for reconstructive surgery. For most patients, however, their aesthetic goals can be achieved without ever having to go under the knife with the liquid nose job.

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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.

Who is a good candidate for a liquid rhinoplasty?

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. Specifically, liquid rhinoplasty is an ideal procedure for patients who are looking to eliminate the appearance of a bump on their nose, address the crooked appearance of their nose, fill in depressions or irregularities, make their nose look straighter or longer, and give the tip of the nose more lift. While a liquid rhinoplasty does involve the injection of filler into the nose, the way in which it is done will actually make the nose look smaller and improve the shape. Liquid rhinoplasty may not be idea for patients who have functional problems, such as that of a deviated septum. In that case, it may be that a traditional rhinoplasty surgery is best for you.

How much is a non-surgical nose job?

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. Each patient has a unique nose shape and individualized needs when it comes to the liquid rhinoplasty procedure, which makes it challenging to estimate the number of vials necessary, and therefore the cost, before consulting with the patient. At your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Green, the two of you will discuss your aesthetic goals and by examining your nose and face shape, Dr. Green will be able to provide a more concrete estimate of what will be necessary to meet your needs. 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. Receiving treatment from a board-certified dermatologist and highly experienced filler injector, such as Dr. Green, may be more expensive than seeking treatment at a MedSpa. However, the risk of developing serious side effects is much higher when seeking treatment from a less experienced provider.

How much are nose fillers?

The cost of nose fillers, also known as liquid rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose jobs, depends on the geographic location in which you are receiving treatment, the number of vials necessary to achieve your desired results, and the type of institution at which you receive treatment. The cost can also vary if you are receiving any additional skincare treatments in addition to the nose filler treatment. After you have discussed your full needs with Dr. Green and she has constructed an individualized treatment plan for you, her office will be able provide you with a better estimate of the cost of treatment.

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How long does a liquid nose job last?

Patients will ask, how long do liquid rhinoplasty last, and 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. Further, patients can receive touch-up treatments every year to maintain their desired results.

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.

Are nose jobs permanent?

When patients ask, are nose jobs permanent, the answer is that it depends on the type of nose job that you receive. For patients who opt for facial plastic surgery, the reconstruction of the nose will indeed be permanent. While the long lasting results can be a draw for some patients, others may find that the increased risk of serious side effects and pain involved with undergoing surgery is not worth it. Alternatively, patients can seek liquid rhinoplasty to adjust the shape and contour of the nose. A liquid rhinoplasty is typically not permanent, and while there are some permanent fillers on the market, including Artefill, silicone, and Bellafill, they are not as common due to the unique risks involved. Non-permanent dermal fillers, however, are a highly effective option for patients looking for a nose job and can last for up to eighteen months.

What is a 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. Patients may observe redness, mild swelling, and bruising at around the injection site, however, these side effects should resolve themselves after 2-7 days. In order to avoid bruising, Dr. Green’s office recommends that patients avoid anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, prior to treatment. When receiving treatment from an expert dermatologist, such as Dr. Green, the risk of developing serious side effects is very low. However, if you receive injections from a more inexperienced injector, you may be at higher risk of experiencing the following: nausea, fever, hives, blurred vision, and migration of the filler, meaning the filler ingredients move to other areas of the nose or the face. Should any of these side effects occur, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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.

How does a non-surgical nose job work?

The procedure for receiving a non-surgical nose job is simple, mostly painless, and requires no downtime following treatment. The first step when considering a non-surgical nose job is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Green where you will discuss the current structure of your nose and your aesthetic goals for the treatment. Together, you will determine the treatment plan that is best for you. When you arrive at Dr. Green’s office for treatment, Dr. Green will start by applying a topical anesthetic to reduce any potential discomfort associated with the injections. Then, using a small needle, Dr. Green will inject the dermal filler into the nose in order to adjust the shape and contour. Following the procedure, there is no recovery time required and patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities.

What is a liquid nose job?

A liquid nose job, also known as liquid rhinoplasty or a non-surgical nose job, is when a dermatologist uses dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Sculptra, to adjust the shape and contour of the nose. A liquid nose job is non-invasive and non-surgical meaning that there are no cuts made to the nose and therefore no recovery time after the treatment. The procedure is helpful in addressing a variety of aesthetic needs for nose contouring and is simple to perform for an experienced, board-certified injector, such as Dr. Green. While the procedure is non-permanent, touch-up treatments can be performed approximately once a year when the affects wear off.

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Can filler make your nose smaller?

Expertly placed dermal filler can be used in a non-surgical nose job to make the nose look smaller, longer, and/or thinner. When injected into the nose in specific locations, dermal fillers can smooth out bumps and fill in depressions, which will make your nose look smaller even when it is technically bigger. If you are interested in having your nose appear smaller, you can discuss these goals with Dr. Green during your initial consultation.

How does nose filler work?

Dermal fillers work to contour and shape the nose through via a series of injections. In dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, the active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which works to fill in depressions on the nose, even out bumps, provide lift to droopy tips, and even correct a crooked nose. Dermal fillers are non-permanent, meaning the body will dissolve the filler eventually but the procedure can be repeated to maintain the desired results.

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 today?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, 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 at 212-535-3088 to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with us today to determine the best cosmetic procedure for you.

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