It sounds like an oxymoron, but it's true—non-surgical nose jobs exist, and it might be the solution you've been looking for.
Non-surgical nose jobs are temporary fixes that use injectable dermal fillers to correct or reshape the nose, much like lip fillers. And like lip fillers, the process of undergoing a non-surgical nose job goes through the similar beats; only the fine needle will be injected on your nose.
The following guide mirrors our first lip filler guide (and even includes similar steps), from the first step to the last, and it'll show you the process of getting the nose you want.
As with all cosmetic procedures, it starts with research, and it's all about research. Before you book your appointment, you should first know if you're a candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to straighten a crooked nose, strengthen the appearance of your nose bridge and fill out any bumps or the tip. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can't physically make your nose smaller, but it can give you the illusion of a smaller nose by making it appear more balanced and symmetrical.
If you think you're a candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty, this is where you can start envisioning how you'd want your nose to look like, as well as researching for reputable clinics in your area. Non-surgical nose jobs are low-risk procedures, but it's still vital for you to choose a clinic that has tried-and-true staff and you can trust completely.
This is where the consultation period begins. It's important to speak with a practitioner who knows what they're doing, what's best for you and clearly communicates all possible options for you. Your practitioner should be patient and explain in detail how the procedure works, especially when it comes to tailoring the amount of filler about to be used.
On your part, you should also thoroughly explain what you want to happen and to disclose your medical history so your practitioner can proceed with your consultation accordingly. There's no need to rush when it comes to this step; it takes a lot of self-reflection as it does research until you can reach your final decision.
If you've made your decision and booked your appointment, at this time, you should avoid alcohol, medicine, and caffeine for at least three days, though we recommend more. It's best not to have anything in your body that can thin your blood before your procedure.
The day has come for your non-surgical nose job, and in all honesty, there's nothing to worry about. The logistics of your procedure would have been discussed beforehand (such as the amount of filler to be injected and the duration of the treatment), and all you have to do is sit back and relax. A topical numbing cream will be applied to your nose area so the procedure will feel virtually painless and the filler itself contains lidocaine, which is a numbing agent that lessens the pain even more. At most, you'll feel a tiny pinprick because of the first puncture of the needle. Depending on how much work you're getting done, the entire procedure takes roughly around 15 minutes or more.
The post-procedure timeline is as follows: mild swelling and bruising will occur (that's normal!) after the procedure and will subside within the day. It'll take a few weeks for the nose fillers to settle completely, so you should be cautious about participating in any strenuous activities where your nose might get damaged. Apart from avoiding engaging in excessive physical activity for a few days, we also advise staying away from alcohol, medicine, and caffeine so as not to delay the healing process. Relax for a bit, and always apply the adequate amount of skincare to protect your nose further.
Nose fillers can last anywhere from six to nine months, depending on how your body takes to it. It's normal for the fillers to dissolve quicker during your first procedure, as your body has only begun the metabolise the hyaluronic acid. The more consistently you top up, the longer it'll last.
Once your fillers have entirely settled, do check back with your practitioner for a review and to see if you want anything changed! And if you like your results, you may want to consider getting a top-up regularly after they've dissolved completely.
That about sums it up for the basics of getting a non-surgical nose job. Is this something you think you'll get?