16 OCT 2020

How are non-surgical nose jobs possible, and how can it change the shape of your nose?

non surgical rhinoplasty

Many people wonder how the non-surgical nose job works as the thought of getting an ideal nose shape in less than 15 minutes sounds unbelievable. With all the before and after profiles appearing on social media – some so shockingly transformative, one could easily mistaken them for classic rhinoplasty results. Most fascinating are the after results that show noses appearing smaller, especially as fillers are ‘filling’ the nose. So, how is this possible?

Non-surgical nose job, or, as some call it, “liquid rhinoplasty”, is a treatment done by injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers into the nose to temporarily tweak it’s shape. Dermal fillers are used to reshape the contours of the nose, with small adjustments mainly to the bridge of the nose. Most commonly, it can be used to camouflage dorsal humps to provide a straightened and defined nose shape, lift and structure the nasal tip that may be drooping down, and for many provide definition along the bridge of the nose for a more contoured look. Taking no longer than 15 minutes, this advanced non-invasive procedure, can provide instant reshaping and modifying of the nose.

What does a non-surgical nose job procedure actually involve?

The consultation:

Before the treatment begins, there is a thorough consultation provided to get to know the person; what is the patient expecting to achieve; what they dislike and like about their nose and if they have any relevant medical concerns. Then, there will be an honest evaluation to see if the person is suitable for the treatment or not. Mina does not go ahead with the treatment if the nose is not suitable or if the treatment will not make a difference to an already beautiful nose.

Once the person gets the green card of approval by Mina, the process of the treatment and what to expect after the treatment will be explained. This includes what can be achieved with the non-surgical nose treatment, how it will be administered - through injecting dermal fillers, complications that can arise, as with all injectable treatments and what to expect after the treatment including post treatment advice. Post treatment advice includes:

  • Avoid exercising immediately following treatment for 24 hours
  • Avoid any objects around the nose, including glasses or sunglasses and no excessive pressure, touching or rubbing of the areas injected for the first few days
  • There should be no dental treatments for the first few weeks following the treatment
  • No alcohol or excessive salts for 24 hours
  • Avoid applying makeup for 12 hours after the treatment
  • Avoid getting a facial, laser treatment and having hot baths and sauna/ steam rooms

It is important that all patients follow the post treatment advice and to report any side effects and concerns that patients have following the treatment. An after care email is immediately sent right after the treatment, at Dermamina we make sure you are in safe hands during and after the treatment.


After the consultation, Mina makes sure the patient is ready and comfortable before starting. Only when the patient has received all the information and has given full consent to go ahead with the treatment, it will be done.

The treatment begins with a thin layer of anaesthetic cream, which will be applied to the bridge of the nose to numb the area for minimal pain. Once its been confirmed that the area has numbed, the injection will strategically be injected slowly and carefully in small amounts, into precise contours of the nose. Dermal fillers are injected underneath the skin in the right areas of the nose and the gel settles into where it’s injected to hold the shape, instantly modifying the shape of the nose. At Dermamina, we want the patient to be as involved as they like and provide feedback to avoid any unexpected end results. Unlike surgical treatments, the patient will be awake and under no general anaesthesia, meaning the patient has a choice to see the results unfold as the injections are administered.

Taking no longer than 15 minutes, the treatment is done and the patient will be able to see instant results. As there was no surgery involved, there is no downtime and prolonged healing needed. It is a knife free alternative to the traditional rhinoplasty, using dermal fillers injected into the nose with a very fine needle.

Targeted areas:

The treatment targets the bridge, nasal tip, and sides of the nose. Dermal fillers can be injected strategically to the targeted areas of the nose to improve the contours and modify the shape of the nose. The treatment is most suitable for:

  • Hooked nose, a common nose shape with a prominent hump along the bridge of the nose and is often curved down. The treatment will fill and smooth out the humps in the nose for a straighter and balanced nose shape
  • Droopy nose is a nose that curves down, making the tip of the nose sag down. By injecting strategically around the tip of the nose can make the tip more prominent and provide a lift, enriching the side profile.
  • Flat shaped nose is where the nose lacks a defined bridge. With this treatment, the filler can be injected along the bridge to provide a contour and structure to the shape of the nose, making the nose look slimmer and defined.

At Dermamina London, appointments can last as little as 30 minute, including consultation time. This ‘15 minute nose job’ allow you to get back living your life with minimal disruption and a boost in self-confidence over the new look. There is no need to take time off work to deal with prolonged healing and swelling of the nose; the patient is free to immediately resume their regular routine.

What to expect post treatment

After the non-surgical nose treatment, there is no recovery time needed, you can get back to your daily activities or work that does not include any physical activity or sun exposure, the very same day. Following the treatment there will be some swelling, redness at the injection site and some may experience slight bruising. For many there are no visible marks and the redness and bruising does subside within a week or two. The patient may take Arnica tablets or apply gel after the treatment, which helps the relief of bruises as well as cooling and soothing the skin. You may also bring an ice pack to use after the treatment to minimize redness and inflammation, only if advised.

How long do the results of the treatment last?

The non-surgical nose treatment is ideal for people who are not ready for a permanent solution, or are worried about the risks, side effects, prolonged healing and recovery time involved in a surgical nose job. With this temporary nose job, results usually last up to 12-18 months but this depends on the individual’s metabolism and lifestyle and as results are relatively temporary, tweaks can be made as the face changes over time, allowing the maintaining of the result. Patients tend to get the nose topped up usually after 9 months from the treatment.

Is the treatment reversible?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is done by injecting fillers strategically into patients nose to improve the contours and reshape it. This is done with dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a gel like substance that is naturally found in the human body. Dermal fillers are widely used for cosmetic procedures, as it is minimally invasive injectable filler than can provide facial volume and augment facial features. It is also known for being safe, effective and a good alternative to surgery.

One benefit of using HA dermal filler is that it can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase, a natural enzyme also found in our bodies. Fillers can be dissolved for those that are not happy with the result or want to lessen the amount to give a more natural look but this is not encouraged unless it is necessary. Fillers can only be dissolved after two weeks from the treatment and should be done by the same practioner that done the treatment. If severe complications occur, the filler can be dissolved to prevent further risks.

Where to get non-surgical nose treatment in London

When considering non-surgical treatments, it is important to go to a professional and specialised provider that has great knowledge and experience with non-surgical treatments. An experienced and specialised practioner will know what to do to deliver the desired results while minimizing the risks and side effects and avoiding any complications.


Dermamina offers bespoke treatments in the vibrant city, London. Specialising in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and skincare treatments for both men and women. Located just a two-minute walk from Marble Arch station, and walking distance from Bond Street station and Oxford Street. Contact Dermamina for a consultation to find out if the treatment is right for you today!