If you have ever considered getting a nose job but have been hesitant to follow through because you were concerned about the cost, the pain, the recovery, or any of a number of other factors, then something you may be interested in researching is the non-surgical nose job (more technically known as “non-surgical rhinoplasty”). This type of procedure is becoming more common for patients.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses injectable formulas known as dermal fillers to reshape the nose. This works in much the same way that people use things like Botox to add fullness to their lips or smooth away their wrinkles. By injecting a certain mixture of chemicals, a skilled surgeon or dermatologist can add volume to a droopy nose, smooth away ridges on a bumpy one, widen or lengthen a small one, or balance out a crooked one.
The main advantages of non-surgical rhinoplasty are a much shorter procedure time and recuperation period and a much less expensive price tag. The main disadvantage is that it is only temporary—the fillers will last for somewhere between six and eighteen months, depending on which kind you get—but for some this can actually be an advantage too, since it lets you “test drive” what you would look like with a nose job without having to fully commit. After all, if you get traditional rhinoplasty and decide you aren’t happy with the results, you would have to pay as much as ten thousand dollars to get it redone, and even then there’s no guarantee you would be happy. With fillers, on the other hand, if you don’t like what you see, you can be comforted with the thought that you will return to normal after a relatively short period of time.