Rhinoplasty Without Surgery: Myth or Reality?

Our nose is a central feature of the face. Everyone knows that it is possible to modify the nose with the use of rhinoplasty surgery. As far as you know, rhinoplasty requires general anesthesia and it normally takes several hours to complete. The recovery process after this type of surgery is also relatively long. 

Therefore, people who desire faster results and do not want to have surgical intervention, decide to undergo liquid rhinoplasty. It is also referred to as non-surgical rhinoplasty. This article depicts the key things that every person should know about liquid rhinoplasty.

The essence of a non-surgical rhinoplasty

Liquid rhinoplasty entails the use of injectables for the purpose of making modifications to the nose. The best plastic surgeons typically use hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Although, neurotoxins such as Botox can also be utilized to make changes to the position of the nasal tip. This type of rhinoplasty does not require general anesthesia. Moreover, it is relatively pain-free and this is a great alternative for people who do not want to undergo the actual rhinoplasty surgery. 

Candidates for liquid rhinoplasty 

There are no specific criteria for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Good candidates for a liquid rhinoplasty are similar to good candidates for a surgical rhinoplasty procedure. Thus, the most important criteria are as follows: 

  • Crooked nose 
  • Hump on the nose 
  • Scooped nose
  • Deprojected or wide tip

The preparation process for a liquid rhinoplasty 

Before your non-surgical rhinoplasty, you should stay away from certain supplements and medications that can thin the blood and lead to increased bruising. These include: 

  • NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen 
  • Vitamin E
  • Aspirin 
  • Garlic, ginseng, black cohosh, etc. 

Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, a liquid nose job is done with the awake patient. For the purpose of numbing the area in preparation for the treatment, a topical anesthesia ointment or injectable local anesthesia is utilized. The duration of the procedure depends on the treatment type selected. For instance, procedure duration for neurotoxine is around 10 minutes, whereas treatment time for filler is approximately 45 minutes. 

Recovery from a non-surgical rhinoplasty 

You can expect swelling, bruising and redness during the first two weeks following the procedure. However, experts say that only mild swelling is present for the first few days. Patients who undergo a non-surgical rhinoplasty add that there is limited pain, which resolves within minutes to hours after the procedure. In order to minimize swelling, you can apply ice to the area that was treated. In case fill effect is lost, a board-certified plastic surgeon can add additional filler. 

Risks and complications of a liquid rhinoplasty 

Just like any cosmetic procedure, a non-surgical nose job carries a certain degree of risks. They are as follows: 

  • Pain
  • Bruising 
  • Swelling 
  • Infection 
  • Nasal distortion
  • Skin damage 
  • Vision changes 

Even though a liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure, there is still potential for serious complications. A lot of unqualified surgeons try to convince their patients and convince them that nothing bad can happen with a liquid rhinoplasty. Keep in mind that there is always a possibility of complications. However, these risks and complications can be drastically decreased by choosing only professional, experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons. 

The bottom line 

You should be also aware of the fact that a liquid rhinoplasty is not permanent. It means that the results of this type of procedure last only for several years. If you want to have a permanent solution, the only way is surgical rhinoplasty. The cost of a non-surgical rhinoplasty varies depending on the treatment type. In general the cost of a non-surgical rhinoplasty ranges between $500 to $1800 in NYC. 


Amelia Grant

I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.