Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is the use of fillers to augment the shape of nose. Traditionally changing the shape of ones nose required surgery. Recently, fillers are used, to fill some areas of the nose, in order to change its shape. Not all noses can be treated with filler but only specific changes can be made.
I usually use fillers to augment the nose in three situations:
- masking of the dorsal hump. If you have a dorsal hump, then putting the filler before and after it on the dorsum of your nose can mask it, and make your nose appear straighter from the side.
- Elevating the nose. It is possible to inject a small amount of filler to the bottom of your nose, and it will push your nose up, elevating the tip. These changes are minor however. If you want your tip elevated a surgical rhinoplasty is the way to go.
- Masking irregularities and asymmetries after a surgical rhinoplasty. I had patients come to me who had rhinoplasty some years ago and notice dents, and other irregularities. Sometimes filling those areas with filler will smooth them out and mask the dents.
Recovery after Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
There is no downtime. There can be a red spot where the needle entered the skin, but that goes away in a few hours. Bruising is minimal. The results are not permanent, just like with any other filler, and will last for about a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much filler does it take for a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Usually the amount of filler is minimal, less then half a syringe. The rest of the filler can be used in another area of the face.