Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for You

The nose is the central feature of the face, complementing all the other features. Any natural irregularity or deformity due to a recent injury can be corrected through surgery. For people who are afraid of going under the knife or cannot yet afford the high cost of the traditional surgery, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is an excellent option.

Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for you?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic treatment that delivers a dramatic enhancement of the nose with the help of injectable fillers. However, dermal fillers are only temporary and will dissolve over time. It only lasts from 6 to 24 months, depending on the type of fillers you choose. Some doctors recommend using a temporary filler during the first treatment and then move on to permanent filler, allowing you to enjoy long term effects of nose fillers.

Pros and cons of Surgical versus Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Traditional Rhinoplasty


  •     Delivers permanent results
  •     Allows multiple surgeries to remedy facial issues
  •     Resolves breathing issues by reshaping the nose or making structural changes
  •     Uses general anesthesia


  •     Greater risks are involved like scarring, infection, allergic reactions, bleeding, or numbing
  •     Requires an incision on the interior, underneath the nostrils, or outside of the nose
  •     More expensive
  •     Longer recovery time
  •     Need to wait for one year or until your nose is completely healed before you can have another surgery

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Pros and cons of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty


  •     Quick procedure
  •     Very minimal recovery time
  •     Immediate results
  •     Reversible
  •     Dermal fillers dissolve over time
  •     Painless, with topical anesthetic application to eliminate discomfort (optional)
  •     Low complication rate


  •     Short-term or temporary results
  •     Possible serious vascular complications like blood vessel blockage, necrosis (death of the skin), or blindness

How soon will you see the results?

After the procedure, you can see the difference, but the final results become more prominent after the swelling is gone or about two weeks later. Most fillers decrease their volume effect within this period by about 25%. If you don’t see any dramatic changes, consult your provider. It is also important to ask them about their policy beforehand to know if there will be an extra charge when you ask for a touch-up treatment.

What to expect after the treatment?

The most common side effects are minor swelling, slight bruising, and redness. They tend to go away after three days or a week. Adverse reactions and complications happen only in very rare cases. Although there is no post-treatment downtime, it is critical to avoid applying pressure to the nose, massaging, or pushing on the first week.

Are you a perfect candidate?

If you are healthy and have realistic expectations about this non-invasive cosmetic procedure, then you are a good candidate. It is best for the following cases:

  •     Mild to moderate bump on the nose bridge
  •     Slightly crooked nose
  •     Hook-shaped nose
  •     A tiny nose that requires building up
  •     Mild drooping nasal tip
  •     Bump on nose bridge after injury
  •     Adding definition and height
  •     Post-surgical refinement

Who is not qualified for non-surgical rhinoplasty?

Is non surgical rhinoplasty safe

People who are expecting drastic results like fixing a severely broken or crooked nose. It is not the treatment you need when you want to resolve breathing issues.

If you are wearing heavy prescription eyeglasses, you may not be a good candidate. After the treatment, the cosmetic practitioner will advise you against wearing a heavy sunglass or an eyeglass because it may cause extreme pressure that results in the filler material to combine with the skin.

What are the risks?

While the risks are generally remote, there exists the possibility of major complications. The safest part of the nose to inject dermal fillers is the bridge because it is far from the terminal or end arteries. These arteries supply the oxygenated blood and can be found around the nose, nostrils, and nasal tip.

Any damage to the arteries near the retina would cause immediate blindness, while clogs on the arteries in the nostrils and the tip of the nose would cut down oxygen and nutrients, causing tissue decay. Blindness cannot be fixed, but the impending tissue loss is reversible by injecting hyaluronidase. Symptoms of vascular compromise are pain, skin blanching, and discoloration. Doctors usually prescribe aspirin for blood thinning and hyperbaric oxygen for 3 to 5 days during the recovery.

Why choose a reputable provider?

Understanding the risks should prompt you to find a board-certified surgeon or professional who is highly-trained and well-equipped to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. A medical practitioner who specializes in rhinoplasty has deep knowledge of the nasal anatomy and the ideal nasal contour, which are very critical in avoiding the risks and ensuring a successful outcome.


Weighing all the pros, cons, and risks of non-surgical rhinoplasty will help you decide if it is best for you. Once decided, book an appointment with a reputable provider and have yourself examined if you are qualified for the procedure. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to clarify things that are unclear to you.