Non-surgical nose job: How does it work? And is it safe?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty using facial contouring, Fairfield, Melbourne 

When it comes to procedures which can dramatically alter the appearance of the face, one goes straight to the top – non-surgical rhinoplasty – a minimally invasive treatment that uses the power of facial contouring to straighten a hooked nose, lift a drooping nose tip, balance out a wonky bridge by disguising prominent bumps, and much more. The procedure is quick and painless – and significantly cheaper than a surgical nose job. If you’re unhappy with your nose and you’ve been considering a nose job, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great way to restore your confidence and improve the balance of your facial features. So how does it work, and is the procedure safe? This is everything you need to know. 

What does a non-surgical nose job do?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses facial contouring to build up certain areas of the nose to create straighter lines, balance out bumps or curves on the side, or push parts of the nose in a certain direction. For example, the top half of a hooked nose will appear straighter in profile if facial contouring is used at the top of the bridge, and some filler to lift the tip will complete that straight line from top to bottom. If you have a curvature on one side of your nose, fillers can be used to mirror that curvature on the other side and provide symmetry. When everything is smoothed and straightened, the human brain will perceive the nose to be smaller and slimmer.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

It’s important to have realistic expectations when exploring non-surgical a nose job. Of course, non-surgical rhinoplasty can only ever add – it can’t take away. For that reason, and although non-surgical rhinoplasty can be incredibly effective, if you absolutely have your heart set on a smaller nose, then facial contouring can’t do that for you. Equally, a really skilled practitioner can work wonders with this procedure, even if your concern is that you think your nose looks too big, so do look at some transformation pictures before writing it off.

Is the procedure safe?

In experienced, medical hands, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a very safe treatment. However, non-surgical rhinoplasty is not a procedure to be taken lightly, as they are one of the highest-risk cosmetic procedures involving facial contouring. So, choosing a practitioner with good knowledge of facial anatomy is key. Ask them about their experience, qualifications and how many procedures they’ve performed. If small amounts of filler are placed in the right place and depth, then any risks can be significantly reduced.

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your nose or would like to find out more about the treatment, click here to book a free consultation.

DR. RAKIB UDDIN