Nonsurgical Nose Job: Everything You Need To Know About Liquid Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery, or a nose job, is quickly becoming a very popular procedure for more than just celebrities. A nonsurgical nose job is a wonderful option for those considering a full surgical rhinoplasty, but want to start with something slightly less permanent.
Nonsurgical nose jobs are known as liquid rhinoplasties in clinics, and I’m going to outline everything you need to know before making your appointment!
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What Is A Nonsurgical Nose Job?
A nonsurgical nose job requires an injection of dermal fillers into the nose to alter the shape (1). Juvederm is the most commonly known brand of filler, and yes, Juvederm can be used on more than just your lips.
It is a great option for those who have slightly irregularly shaped nose and can even help correct dorsal humps, meaning the bump many have on the bridge of their nose that they seek to fix with rhinoplasty surgery.
It’s also important to note that fillers add volume, so for patients who already have insecurities about large nose size, a nonsurgical nose job may not be for you.
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Who Can Perform Nonsurgical Nose Jobs?
This is a procedure that you absolutely want to have someone with experience. When you call to schedule a consultation appointment, ask if the injector can provide before and after photos of previous patients with similar issues to you.
It is also important to ask how experienced the injector is. I don’t want to freak anyone out, but being injected in the nose by someone inexperienced can cause major complications including infection and even blindness.
I would recommend seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon for this consultation and procedure. Also, as with any injection treatment, do not price shop. Instead, find someone with experience and pay a higher price. Chances are you will end up visiting them anyway to fix the mistakes of an inexperienced injector.
Cost Of Nonsurgical Nose Jobs
On average, a liquid rhinoplasty costs between $600-$1,500. This price also depends on the amount and type of filler used. Longer lasting fillers often costs more, and you are also paying for the experience of the person injecting you.
Recovery Of Nonsurgical Nose Jobs
There is practically no downtime with liquid nose jobs. The injector will provide you on specific aftercare instructions such as avoiding vigorous exercise, but many patients are able to go back to work the same day.
It is normal to see some redness and bruising around the injection site in the days immediately following the procedure. Bring an ice pack (these ones are SUPER helpful for any facial fillers, including lip fillers) to use after your appointment to help minimize redness and swelling.
To avoid bruising and swelling, I take these homeopathic tabs that reduce pain and bruising that I purchased from my clinic! They help a ton and I recommend them to anyone who is getting injections.
How Soon Can You Expect Results?
Liquid nose jobs take around 2 weeks for the filler to fully settle. Make sure to book a follow-up appointment with your injector to assess your results around this time!
Most dermal fillers last around 6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler, and although it’s far more uncommon, it can even last for a couple of years.
Precautions To Take Before Your Appointment
Avoid taking any blood thinners that are not medically prescribed. For example, these would include ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E supplements. Tylenol is safe to take.
Taking blood thinners can worsen bruising, swelling, and redness.
It is also important to drink water and eat something before your appointment! The last thing you want is to feel faint or pass out during your injection.
Liquid Rhinoplasty vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty
- Liquid rhinoplasty has minimal to no downtime and nonpermanent results, while a traditional rhinoplasty can take up to a full year to heal before you see your final results
- Liquid rhinoplasty is less expensive at first but is more expensive in the long run if you consider maintaining results over a few years
- Liquid rhinoplasty is less permanent giving you the opportunity to stop treatment if you don’t like your results
- A traditional rhinoplasty will result in a dramatic change in nose appearance, symmetry, and potentially corrects breathing issues, while liquid rhinoplasties only create the illusion of a more symmetrical nose
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