Everything You Need To Know About Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Some of our clients at City Skin Clinic ask us if there are ways to alter the shape of their noses without surgery. We offer non-surgical rhinoplasties to our clients, which are injectable fillers that can quickly straighten, lift and reshape the nose. If you have never heard of this cosmetic procedure before and want to know more about how it works, keep reading this guide. We will tell you everything you need to know and cover some important topics, such as what non-surgical rhinoplasty is and how much it costs.
What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as nose filler or a liquid nose job, is a dermal filler procedure. The process alters the shape of the nose by smoothing out any bumps to straighten the bridge of the nose. The procedure can also be used to make the nose look less angular and even to lift a droopy tip.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty differs from surgical rhinoplasty as you are not required to go under the knife. Instead, a small needle is used to inject the filler beneath the skin. The procedure also differs from a surgical rhinoplasty, as little downtime is required. Although it can not make the nose small or address big deformities like surgery can, it is still the ideal treatment for those looking for a temporary nose job to reshape and improve the appearance of their nose.
How Does Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Work?
To help you understand how a non-surgical rhinoplasty works, we have detailed each stage of the process below – starting with what happens before the procedure.
Before the procedure
You will attend an initial consultation with an experienced medical practitioner, like our team at City Skin Clinic. You will discuss your desired results, and your aesthetic practitioner will explain how the procedure works and if it is right for your needs. They will also discuss with you the potential risks and side effects and how these can be reduced and managed if they do happen. The treatment area will then be cleansed and numbed with a topical anaesthetic to ensure your comfort.
During the procedure
The gel-like filler will be injected beneath the skin in the target areas and layers to reshape the nose. At City Skin Clinic, we prefer to use Juvederm Voluma or Volux hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for this procedure. You may feel a slight pinching sensation as the needle is inserted, but this is nothing to worry about and the procedure itself should not be painful. The procedure can take anywhere between 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the complexity of the treatment area.
After the procedure
The best thing about non-surgical rhinoplasty is that you will be able to see the result immediately after the treatment. There may be a tiny bit of bruising and swelling but these will resolve after a few days. You should receive some aftercare guidance from your clinic. This will include what things to look out for in terms of side effects/complications as well as how long to avoid exercise for, wearing glasses and touching the area. Ensure you follow this guidance to help you achieve your desired results and if you have any concerns or are not sure, contact your practitioner.
How Long Does Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Last?
The longevity of your non-surgical rhinoplasty results will differ based on a few factors, such as:
- Your metabolism which dictates how quickly filler is broken
- The type and thickness of the filler used
Typically, with Juvederm Voluma and Volux, the results will last for up to 12 to 18 months. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not a permanent procedure. However, many of our clients see this as a benefit. Not only do you not have to commit to a permanent change, but it is an excellent alternative for those who are not ready to commit to surgical rhinoplasty or who just want a little improvement that helps them avoid a big surgery. If you want a temporary nose job, to even see if nose reshaping is for you, this procedure is a good course of action. If you want to prolong and maintain the results of your nose filler, you can repeat the treatment once the filler has worn off
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Aftercare And Recovery
One great advantage of non-surgical rhinoplasty is that the recovery time is minimal. You can return to your daily activities straight away. No time off work is required. Although this cosmetic procedure is non-surgical, there are still some aftercare instructions that you need to abide by. By following aftercare guidance correctly, you can speed up your recovery – while achieving the best results possible from your treatment. Take a look at our aftercare tips below:
- Avoid touching the treatment area for six hours post-treatment.
- Refrain from exposing the treatment area to intense heat until any swelling or bruising has gone down.
- Do not wear glasses for up to four weeks after the treatment. This could alter the nose enhancement as the dermal filler is still malleable.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Before And After
You can find plenty of non-surgical rhinoplasty before and after pictures online including on our non-surgical rhinoplasty page. The results truly speak for themselves. The procedure can reshape the nose, giving patients who may have not been happy with their noses since childhood many physical and psychological benefits. It can enhance their natural features and deliver them newfound confidence in their looks. Although nothing can replace a surgical rhinoplasty if a drastic change is needed, if you undergo a non-surgical rhinoplasty, you can expect your nose to look much straighter and smoother. The appearance of any bumps would have diminished. We can also lift a droopy tip and the treatment can also refine the nose to minimise the width.
Nose Filler Side Effects
Like all cosmetic procedures, there are some side effects associated with non-surgical rhinoplasty. Please note that this procedure is less risky than surgical rhinoplasty as patients are not required to go under the knife but it is still a medical procedure with potential risks and side effects. Take time to familiarise yourself with the list of potential side effects below:
- Bruising of the treatment area
- Redness and swelling
- Filler migration – this occurs when the filler moves to another part of the nose
- Vascular occlusion
The most serious risk of this procedure is vascular occlusion. This is when filler blocks the blood supply and can cause death of the skin/cartilage tissues in that area which if not resolved quickly can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement. Even worse, if filler is injected into a vessel it can migrate upwards and block the blood supply to the eye hence causing loss of vision. This catastrophic event, also known as filler blindness, is thankfully rare but it is not something to be dismissed or played down. That is why this treatment should only be performed by a medical professional who understands the anatomy of the area and who can dissolve filler in an emergency such as vascular occlusion to prevent long-term damage.
If you experience any of the following symptoms and are concerned, you must consult with your practitioner as soon as possible. Take your aftercare guidance very seriously to aid the recovery process.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Cost UK
The good news is a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a lot cheaper than surgical rhinoplasty. It is however a temporary procedure which you need to repeat to maintain the results. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between £600 to £1500 for non-surgical rhinoplasty in London. This cost reflects the complexity of this procedure which only a few practitioners are qualified and experienced to perform safely and effectively. The cost usually reflects:
- The qualifications and experiences of the practitioner
- The reputation of the clinic
- Quality of the products used and personalisation of the treatment
- Dedicated aftercare
At City Skin Clinic, we charge our clients between £650 and £750 for non-surgical rhinoplasty. All our treatments are personalized to each patient to ensure we deliver safe, effective and natural-looking results. We only charge £30 for a consultation if you just want to discuss the treatment and if it is right for you.
Book A Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Consultation
If you would like to explore non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment, you would benefit from choosing a reputable clinic with years of experience in delivering this procedure like City Skin Clinic. We are proud to say that our team of medical professionals are all GDC and GMC qualified aesthetic dentists and doctors. You can seek the peace of mind that your treatment lies in the hands of people with years of experience in delivering high-quality personalised treatments. City Skin Clinic offers unparalleled care and uses cutting-edge technology to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.
As a team, we aim to empower our clients to enhance and celebrate their beauty by assisting them in choosing the best cosmetic procedures. You can book a consultation via our website and speak to one of our team members, who will guide you through each step of the process.