Nose job surgery (rhinoplasty) vs non surgical rhinoplasty (non surgical nose job)
Nose dermal fillers are a quick, safe, temporary and reversible treatment option for those that are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. They involve small injections of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to the areas of concern on the nose, improving its shape. Surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is an invasive and permanent treatment designed to reshape the nose.Non surgical nose fillers:
- safe treatment with minimal discomfort and no downtime;
- non invasive, with no incisions, or scars;
- treatment takes 10-15 minutes;
- results are immediate, lasting 12-24 months on average;
- can be immediately reversed if required;
- highly precise treatment that can improve dorsal humps, crooked noses and droopy nose tips;
- very high satisfaction rate when performed correctly (over 95%).
- invasive treatment option requiring general anaesthetic;
- significantly higher price compared to nose fillers;
- requires time off work, with final results taking 12-18 months;
- results are permanent, and further treatments to improve results have an increased risk and are more complex;
- less precise compared to dermal filler injections;
- can correct most problems with the nose, including dorsal humps, a deviated septum, a droopy nose tip, wide alar, large nostrils, and reduce the size of larger noses;
- moderate satisfaction rate, with people occasionally requiring revision surgery to improve results.
When comparing nose fillers to nose surgery, dermal filler injections to the nose are a great option for the far majority of people looking to improve the shape of their nose. It has many key advantages over nose surgery, such as minimal discomfort, lower cost, no downtime, and reversibility. Surgical rhinoplasty is indicated for those who want a permanent solution, and who are accepting that revision surgery may be required if the result is unsatisfactory, who have wide nasal alar (wide-set nostrils), large nostrils, a very vertical dorsum, and a large nose that would prevent reshaping with dermal fillers. Most people who are bothered by the appearance of their nose prefer the non-surgical option. For those that later decide that they want surgery, the dermal filler can simply be dissolved before the nose operation and will have no effect on the results. In cases where you have had nose surgery and do not like the results, or the appearance is not as you expected, dermal fillers can be injected into the nose to correct the result of a surgical nose job in most cases. Correcting a surgical rhinoplasty with dermal filler injections is a complex treatment that requires an experienced injector who is proficient and highly experienced in treating the nose with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
Why do people want to change their noses?
Many people are bothered by the shape and size of their nose. Most commonly, it is something that has been a concern since childhood or during high school. They see bumps, unpleasing angles, and an unbalanced size, particularly in photos where their nose is seen from an unflattering angle. Some are bothered by all aspects of their nose, others are only bothered by their nose from the side profile, or selfie angle (taken at 45 degrees). People who have had trauma may notice a deviation or new bump that was never there before, and others have inherited an undesirable nose from their parents. These concerns can be mild and a slight annoyance, or significant, and affect your confidence, changing the way you interact with others. Perhaps you don’t allow people to take photos from particular angles, or maybe you don’t like sitting next to people so that they can’t see your nose from the side profile view. Whatever the concern, it affects many people from all backgrounds, and of all races and genders. The nose is one of the most important facial features, and it can affect the entire appearance of one’s face. Depending on the shape and size of your nose it can either improve or impair your overall appearance. New approaches to cosmetic treatments have allowed those who previously couldn’t afford nose surgery, or who don’t want to go under the knife, a great non-invasive treatment option to improve the shape of their nose. Nose fillers can increase the size for those with a nose that is too small for their face, and improve the shape for those with contour irregularities such as bumps, a wide dorsum, a droopy nose tip, and a crooked appearance. Nose surgery can reduce the size of a large nose, reduce the size of the nostrils, lift the nose tip, correct a deviated septum, and improve breathing difficulties. There are great treatment options for all types of noses to help the many people who have spent years being bothered by, and self-conscious of their nose. The desire for people to reshape their noses stems from ideals of beauty and facial balance and harmony. Nose filler injections to reshape the nose is quickly becoming one of the most popular and life-changing cosmetic treatments around the world.
Who is unsuitable for a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Almost all types of noses can be improved with nose fillers. There are a few certain types of concerns that nose filler cannot treat. In cases where nose filler cannot improve your concerns, you should consider consulting a specialist rhinoplasty surgeon. The concerns that nose filler cannot improve are:
- slimming widely set nostrils;
- straightening a nose with a very vertically orientated dorsum;
- improving the shape of a very large nose.
While filler can still be injected in noses with these three features, whether or not it is appropriate depends on if there are other nasal deformities that can be improved, and if the person would be happy with small improvements in the shape and balance of their nose.