The Pros and Cons of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

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Is it possible to reshape the nose and achieve harmonious facial features without going under the knife? With non-invasive rhinoplasty, it is quite possible!

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a type of alternative procedure to regular rhinoplasty, which is invasive. The process involves shots of fillers including Botox® Cosmetic, Restylane®, or Radiesse® to reshape the nose and define the nasal contours. Because the procedure is fast, this procedure requires no downtime and involves minimal pain. This procedure is ideal for patients with minor nasal imbalance. The effects will last for several months.  Non-surgical rhinoplasty is ideal for patients who cannot commit to an invasive rhinoplasty or those who do not want dramatic changes to their nose shape.

Considering getting your nose done without the surgery? Below are the advantages and disadvantages of non-surgical rhinoplasty:

The Advantages of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

No Surgery

Of course, the most important benefit of a non-surgical rhinoplasty is that it requires no surgery at all. The procedure will enhance and improve the contours of the nose using a collagen-stimulating filler. There is absolutely no incision and downtime. This procedure only requires a topical anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort. The result is also instantaneous. You can see the effects of a non-surgical rhinoplasty within minutes of injecting the fillers.

Zero Downtime

A traditional rhinoplasty will require months of recovery. The patient has to wear protective dressing and avoid strenuous activities to facilitate proper healing. The incisions have to be cleaned regularly to prevent infection.

You don’t have to worry about the prolonged recovery period with a non-surgical rhinoplasty. The procedure takes only a few minutes to complete. Because there are no incision sites, there is no fear of infections or improper healing. Within a few minutes, you will walk out of your surgeon’s office with a new and improved nose!

Fast, Subtle Results

Non-surgical rhinoplasty provides natural-looking results. This procedure is perfect for patients who prefer subtle changes in their nose shape. The procedure is an excellent way to test out if a regular rhinoplasty is right for you. If you are satisfied with the outcome, then you can either complete another round of treatment or opt for a more permanent method.

The Disadvantages of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

Not a Permanent Solution

The effects of the fillers will only last for several months (8 months maximum) so this procedure does not provide a permanent or long-lasting solution to your troubled areas. In addition, non-surgical rhinoplasty will not correct physiological nasal issues at all.


A round of non-surgical rhinoplasty might seem cheaper than a rhinoplasty but because the effects of the filler will fade within months, you will need another round of treatment to restore the shape of your nose. Eventually, the additional costs of repeated treatments will pile up. In the end, you will spend more on non-surgical rhinoplasty than a one-time surgical rhinoplasty.

Nose Appears Bigger

If you are trying to achieve a smaller nose to harmonize your facial features, a non-surgical rhinoplasty might not be the best choice for you. The procedure will not shave off the nose. Quite the contrary, the filler will take up space, making the nose appear plumper than its original shape.

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