As mentioned in our recent blog post “Worried about nasal surgery? Maybe you should consider non-surgical rhinoplasty“, non-surgical rhinoplasty is one technique for reshaping your nose by using fillers instead of surgery. Here we go one level deeper to examine the pros and cons of non-surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose jobs compared with the conventional surgical method.
Benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty
Reversible: If you don’t like the results or if you decide you want to do a surgical rhinoplasty procedure, you can actually reverse the effects of the non-surgical method. A hyaluronidase enzyme can be injected to dissolve the fillers within hours.
No down time: If you have surgical rhinoplasty, you cannot go to work the next day, bruising and swelling will last for a week or more. With non-surgical rhinoplasty, there’s a little redness right after the procedure, and possibly some light bruising and swelling for 5-7 days afterward, but no more than that.
Drawbacks of non-surgical rhinoplasty
It’s not permanent: The result can last within 9-12 months. However, if there is very little movement in the nose, the result can last up to 2 years.
It increases the size of the nose: The surgeon will fill up the hollow area to reshape the nose as desired. Since additional material is being added to the nose, this will increase the overall size of the nose.
It is not suitable for every type of desired cosmetic outcome: Non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t reduce the size of a nose, which is why it is also limited in how much it can reshape the tip. You should choose a non-surgical rhinoplasty as a good alternative method only if you’re not sure surgery is for you or if you think surgery poses higher risks to you because of other health conditions such as diabetes or blood clotting disorders.