The nose acts as the center of the face. It should complement the eyes, cheeks, and other facial features. But, if the nose looks disproportionate to other facial features, nose reshaping can be used to treat this issue.
A patient can undergo a rhinoplasty surgery to reshape their nose without hampering its functionality. Meanwhile, for those who want to forgo a rhinoplasty, nose reshaping without surgery is also available.
Can You Reshape the Nose Without Surgery?
Dermal fillers can be used to reshape the nose without surgery. Many facial fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) produced by the body. Research indicates HA gel injections can provide a viable option for nose reshaping without surgery. It also shows that these injections can correct minor post-rhinoplasty defects in patients.
Voluma is one of the most common dermal filler treatments for reshaping nose cartilage without surgery. The filler contains HA and restores volume in the cheeks and midface. When used for reshaping the nose, Voluma can deliver results that last up to two years.
Like Voluma, Radiesse is an HA-based dermal filler. Radiesse can be used to treat nasolabial folds in the lower portion of the face. It can also correct wrinkles around the nose to help a patient revitalize their facial appearance.
Research indicates Botox can be used for non-surgical nose reshaping as well. Botox injections can temporarily correct small nasal deformities that otherwise damage the facial appearance. They have a low incidence of complications, too.
What Areas of the Nose Can Be Treated with a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
Non-surgical nose jobs can be used to treat any of the following issues:
- Bumps on the nose
- Drooping nasal tip
- Bulbous nasal tip
- Frontal asymmetry
A non-surgical rhinoplasty can treat the tip, sides, and bridge of the nose. Injectables can be applied to any area of the nose and used to modify its shape.
How Does a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Work?
Whereas a traditional rhinoplasty involves cutting into the skin and reshaping the cartilage, a non-surgical version of it requires injectable treatments. Before a non-surgical nose job, a topical anesthetic can be applied to a patient’s nose. The anesthetic ensures the patient will feel no pain from the needle used to inject a dermal filler or Botox.
From here, the patient receives injectable treatments. The injections can be made around the nose and into the nasal bridge. During the procedure, a patient may experience a slight pinching or pressure on the nose.
The entire non-surgical rhinoplasty process takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes to complete. After treatment, the patient can resume their normal activities.
What Are the Benefits of Nose Reshaping Without Surgery?
Reshaping nose cartilage without surgery enables patients to improve their facial appearance in less time than what is required during a surgical procedure. In addition, non-surgical nose reshaping has fewer risks of complications than surgery. It can even be more affordable than a rhinoplasty procedure.
Is Nose Tip Reshaping Without Surgery Safe and Effective?
To understand the safety and efficacy of non-surgical nose reshaping, consider the results of a study of 52 patients treated with an HA filler. In the study, each patient received an injection of a smooth, cohesive, and viscous filler for non-surgical nose reshaping. Researchers tracked patient complications and side effects following treatment. They used a subjective scale to score patients’ aesthetic treatment outcomes.
More than 96% of study participants said they were “very satisfied” with their treatment. Also, patients reported no major complications and side effects.
Another study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) further illustrates the safety and efficacy of nose reshaping without surgery. The study featured an analysis of 5,000 non-surgical nose jobs completed between 2015 and 2019.
Study researchers found erythema (redness of the skin) and swelling were the two most common symptoms that occurred after non-surgical rhinoplasties. These symptoms typically affected patients for up to five days after treatment and disappeared on their own.
Researchers indicated a small number of patients (0.5%) showed signs of vascular occlusion (blockage of a blood vessel) after non-surgical nose reshaping. In most of these instances, patients were able to restore blood flow.
How Long Do the Results of a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Last?
Non-surgical nose job results are temporary. They vary based on the injectable used and other factors.
The aforementioned ASPS study indicated most patients reported non-surgical nose job results that lasted nine to 12 months. In rare instances, patients did not require further nose reshaping without surgery injections 24 months after their initial treatment.
Are Other Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Treatment Options Available?
Rumors persist about the use of exercises to reduce the size of the nose without surgery. There are also rumors that have cropped up regarding at-home treatments like applying toothpaste or apple cider vinegar to reshape the nose.
Ultimately, dermal fillers and Botox are proven options for people who are considering non-surgical rhinoplasty. Other options are available, but no research has been released that illustrates their safety and efficacy for non-surgical nose reshaping.
Ready to Reshape Your Nose Without Surgery? Help Is Available
The nose plays a vital role in a person’s overall facial appearance. If the nose appears crooked or too big or small relative to other facial features, it can hinder the facial appearance. Over time, an individual can become self-conscious about their nose. It can even reach a point where concerns about their nose and facial appearance causes a person to avoid friends and family members.
There is no reason to let the nose cause long-lasting damage to the facial appearance. Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles can provide insights into non-surgical and surgical treatments to reshape the nose. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh can help a patient achieve and maintain a nose that complements their other facial features.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He offers in-person and virtual consultations to those who are exploring nose reshaping without surgery and other facial rejuvenation treatment options. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.