Nose Job 101: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty - Test Drive Your New Nose

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

With cosmetic surgery on the rise, rhinoplasty or nose jobs have become one of the most popular procedures to be performed over the past several years. And it’s no surprise that people are looking to make tweaks to the most central part of their faces - it’s not only the location of the face that draws the most attention, but it also is also is one of the most difficult parts of the face to photograph.

This can create a lot of insecurity and stress for not only young adults, but men and women of all ages, who feel self-conscious about their appearance. But the concept of making changes to it (through a nose job) can create just as much insecurity and anxiety. Questions like, “what is the cost of rhinoplasty - can I even afford to make this change?, What if it doesn’t look natural and everyone notices?, What if something happens while I’m asleep during the procedure?”, can plague these individuals to the point that they would rather continue living with their main source of insecurity.

Because the idea of a nose job can cause a great deal of anxiety, a solution has been developed in order to give patients an idea of what their new nose would look like and put their mind at ease.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a perfect avenue to “try out” what your nose would look like, without committing to permanent results.

How It Works:

Through the use of temporary fillers (such as restylane, perlane, radiesse), surgeons are able to conceal bumped or over-scooped bridges, as well as create more dimension in narrow or flat noses. The fillers are typically injected into the bridge area and will last up to a year. It also requires no downtime, so you’re able to head right back to the office after your non-surgical nose job.

Injections are an easy method to obtaining the nose you desire, but be aware that if it is performed by someone untrained or a non-surgeon who just dabbles in fillers, there can be severe complications, including infections, scarring, and loss of tissue. This is why, although this is a non-invasive procedure, it is incredibly important to choose a reputable surgeon who has extensive experience.