A non-surgical rhinoplasty, is a non-invasive procedure to improve the appearance of the nose with filler. The filler is used to improve the aesthetic contour and dimensions of the nose by adding to areas of the nose that are deficient. It can be added to the nasal dorsum to improve the profile of the nose and to the tip to increase tip projection. Filler can also be used to fill the base of the nose to increase projection of the nose. It is important to know that a non-surgical rhinoplasty is not permanent but the results can last for up to a year. As with a surgical rhinoplasty procedure, every nose is unique, which is why each patient at our practice receives personalized care, an individualized course of treatment, and the safest and most innovative techniques.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can also be useful to treat:
- A nasal profile with a depression or hump on the bridge of the nose
- An asymmetrical nose
- Poor tip projection
- Poor tip aesthetics
If you have minor asymmetries of the nose, a dorsal hump, or a low nasal tip, you may be a candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty. If you are not sure about having a surgical rhinoplasty and would like to see what minor adjustments will look like, a non-surgical rhinoplasty may be a good starting point for you. It is important to know that a non-surgical rhinoplasty will not improve breathing issues related to your nose. There are specific indications for a non-surgical rhinoplasty and your board certified plastic surgeon will be able to determine if the procedure is right for you.
Patients who smoke or are otherwise not in good physical health are typically not ideal candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Any medical center or practice you choose should be willing to sit down with you and take the time to explain all aspects of the procedure beforehand, including associated risks and recovery. At the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, we thoroughly review your medical history, speak with you about your expectations, and provide you with an extensive overview of the aesthetic details of a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure.
First, a local anesthetic is placed on the nose and surrounding area. Next, the filler is strategically placed in the nose to address the specific aesthetic goals of the patient. This can be placed along the nasal dorsum to improve the contour of a dorsal hump. The filler can also be placed at the tip to increase tip projection and improve the aesthetics of the nasal tip. The procedure is quick and can be performed in 10-15 minutes. The results can last up to 1 year.
Recovery after a non-surgical rhinoplasty is similar to the recovery after the placement of any dermal filler. The dermal filler results are almost immediate, as are the visible results. Ice packs are used after the treatment to reduce swelling. The injection sites will likely feel tender for a couple of days after the injections, but are not typically painful enough to require medication.
With some dermal fillers, you may experience an “overfull” appearance in the treated areas, or hypersensitivity that may seem like an allergic reaction. These conditions usually resolve within a few hours. If symptoms persist, be sure to speak with your plastic surgeon.
Patients should be aware that non-surgical rhinoplasty, as with any medical procedure, come with potential risks. Each individual should consider both the benefits and known risks before making the decision to have a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Such risks may include:
- Swelling and bruising at the injection site
- Lumps beneath the skin
- Changes in skin sensation
Always make sure that the plastic surgeon performing the procedure is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery because experience and credentials matter.
The cost of this type of procedure is going to fluctuate based on location, surgeon, center, and the individual patient’s needs. Dermal filler injections can range from $500 to $1000 per syringe depending on the product used and the site to be injected. Be sure to discuss costs with your plastic surgeon during your consultation. The Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago always provides a detailed breakdown of costs during your initial consultation.
The Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago welcomes any questions from both potential patients and returning patients regarding any of the procedures that we offer. We are committed not only to excellent patient care, but thorough patient education; our professional staff will answer any questions you have and ensure that you understand every step of the process. If you are interested in looking and feeling like the best version of yourself, call us today for a consultation.