Rhinoplasty, or the “nose job,” has been one of the most-requested facial plastic surgeries for decades. The central position of the nose makes it very visible and it can impact the balance and harmony of the facial features. Some people may be hesitant to have plastic surgery to reshape their nose, but there is another, less invasive option. A non-surgical nose job can reshape the nose and remedy many common issues. Here are seven types of non-surgical nose job procedures to address common nose issues.
- 1. Non-Surgical Saddle Nose Correction
- A saddle nose deformity is when the bridge of the nose collapses or is concave. This can be caused by a deviated or perforated septum, lost nasal cartilage or other problems. While severe saddle nose deformities will require rhinoplasty or septoplasty, mild deformities may be resolved with a non-surgical nose job. A slight dip in the nose bridge can be concealed with the use of dermal fillers, creating the appearance of a straight and elevated nasal bridge.
- 2. Non-Surgical Nose Job for Wide Nose
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty is best used for reshaping the nose with facial fillers or other injectables. While a non-surgical or liquid nose job cannot shrink a wide nose, it can reshape the nose to help it appear narrower. A non-surgical nose job for wide nose features like large nostrils or a wider base may add dermal fillers to reshape the nostrils or widen the bridge. This can create a more symmetrical nose or smaller nostril openings, even if the nose remains the same width.
- 3. Non-Surgical Crooked Nose Correction
- A crooked nose is usually caused by an injury to the nose from an accident or trauma. The cartilage or bone was broken, and the bridge healed in a crooked position. A non-surgical nose job is ideal for correcting a crooked nose. Dermal filler injections can smooth out the appearance of a crooked nose and create the illusion of a straight nose. While this is temporary and will not fix a deviated septum or other issues caused by a broken nose, it can reshape the nose for a better aesthetic appearance.
- 4. Non-Surgical Nasal Bump Correction
- A bump on the bridge of the nose is a common complaint. This can be a genetic condition or be caused by an injury, but it can affect the profile of the nose. Non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty is perfect for reshaping the nasal bridge to hide a bump. Small amounts of facial filler can be used on either side of the bump to smooth the bridge and improve the appearance. The most common dermal filler used is hyaluronic acid, which can last anywhere from several months to over a year, depending on the type of filler used.
- 5. Non-Surgical Nose Job for Upturned Nasal Tip
- A rotated nasal nip or upturned nose can be a distracting feature. It can be genetic or the result of damage to the nasal bridge cartilage, which impacts the support for the nasal tip, allowing it to rotate upward. A non-surgical option for an upturned or “pig” nose is adding dermal fillers to reshape the end of the nose. Filler can be placed in the dip before the nasal tip to smooth the bridge. Filler can also be added under the tip of the nose to help hide exposed nostrils.
- 6. Liquid Rhinoplasty for Flat Noses
- Some people are unhappy with their nose due to its small or flat appearance. This is a common trait in some ethnic groups, including those of Asian descent. Liquid rhinoplasty can be used to elevate the bridge of the nose without surgery. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance the bridge of the nose, helping it appear more pronounced and less flat. Some dermal fillers like Bellafill® can last up to five years, reducing how often the procedure would need to be repeated.
- 7. Non-Surgical Correction for Bunny Lines
- Some people acquire a line across the top of their nose where the skin folds. This is referred to as bunny lines, as it can resemble the appearance of a bunny’s nose. Like most lines on the face, bunny lines are caused by contraction of certain muscles and as the skin loses elasticity, lines form. Botox® can be used to smooth away bunny lines on the nose by relaxing the muscles that cause these dynamic lines. Botox effects last for about 3-4 months before the treatment needs to be repeated.
You do not necessarily need plastic surgery to reshape your nose. A non-surgical nose job for a wide nose or other shape issues can be a less invasive and cost-effective option to improve the nose appearance. To learn more about liquid rhinoplasty and whether it can be useful in reshaping your nose, consult an experienced plastic surgeon that offers non-surgical nose job procedures at their practice.