28 SEP 2020

Pros and Cons of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Using Dermal Fillers

non surgical rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, most commonly known as a nose job, is one of the most well known plastic surgery procedures. However, there is an increasing interest in a less invasive and inexpensive way to modify the nose.

This is where the non-surgical rhinoplasty comes in, also known as liquid rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose job. Many of the same advantages of a surgical rhinoplasty can be accomplished with non-surgical nose treatment using dermal fillers. An ideal treatment for someone wanting to try out changes without committing to surgery or completely altering the nose with surgery, rather it allows the restoring and enhancing of their natural beauty, stimulating your own collagen in your body. It is a flexible treatment that allows you to choose how often you want to top up the nose and you can always discontinue with the treatment, and as it is temporary, it would need to be maintained with top ups of the treatment, which is unfavourable for many that want a permanent solution. With that said, there are many pros and cons of the non-surgical nose job and this will be addressed below.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, is a gel like substance typically made of hyaluronic acid (HA) that is widely used for cosmetic procedures and has gained a reputation among ageing adults. This is a minimally invasive injectable filler that can provide facial volume and augment facial features. For the non-surgical nose treatment, the procedure involves injecting dermal fillers strategically to the nose to achieve a better definition, straightened and lifted nose, providing more harmony and balance to the shape. There are varying forms of dermal fillers that can be used to accomplish this goal. These forms include temporary, semi-permanent or permanent dermal fillers.

Temporary filler are the most common type used in cosmetic procedures such as non-surgical rhinoplasty and lip filler treatment. Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler is the most effective and non-toxic to the body as it naturally dissolves over time. This is because it is found throughout the body and comes with many benefits in providing the skin with volume and helping you look younger in appearance. Hyaluronic acid has gained a reputation for being safe, effective and a good alternative to surgery. Revolax, Juverderm and Restylane are the most effective and well-known dermal filler brands that are used for non-surgical nose job. It is known as one of natures most versatile and involves non- animal, cross linked and made with extensive research in the laboratory.

Another benefit of HA temporary filler is that is 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. If severe complications occur, the filler can be dissolved to prevent further risks.

Temporary dermal fillers are ideal for many that want a quick fix in the shape of their nose, as it is minimally invasive so minimal recovery time and side effects. However, there may be some light bruising, swelling and redness where injected, but this would lessen in 4-7 days.

Also, as it is temporary it would need to be topped up more often for those that want to maintain the look, which unlike surgical treatments is not needed. Temporary fillers typically last anywhere between 6 to 18 months, depending on how many times the area has been topped up and the individuals metabolism including lifestyle, age, health etc.

Semi-permanent and permanent fillers are more viscous than temporary fillers, which unlike temporary fillers take a long time for the body to dissolve and absorb them. Semi permanent fillers can be used to treat wrinkles, crow’s feet, deep laugh lines and marionette lines. This filler typically lasts 12 to 18 months and can be topped up to maintain the look.

Permanent fillers can last up to 5 years or more as unlike temporary and semi permanent fillers, they do not break down quickly by the body. This is one of the main benefits of this filler also it is minimally invasive and a quick procedure. However, as it is decomposable it is difficult to get it removed. Removal treatments are very complex and not easy to go through. There is also no guarantee that you will be satisfied with the long-term results and it is not a treatment you can experiment with.

Instant and natural looking results

Non-surgical nose job involves injecting dermal fillers strategically to the nose to provide a quick fix in the reshaping and enhancing of the contours of the nose. These fillers, made of HA can equal big improvements in the appearance of the nose. This is one of the main pros of the treatment as it provides an instant result all tailored to ones needs. At Dermamina London, all appointments begin with a thorough consultation to understand what the patient wants in order to provide results based on the patients desires.

The treatment allows involvement in the shape and contours of the nose as the patient is able to look at the nose and provide feedback during the treatment as you will be awake and under no anaesthetic, meaning you can have control over the end result. At Dermamina, during the treatment, the patient can be shown how the nose is altering so they can provide feedback; you are able to see the results unfold as the injections are administered so you will not notice any unexpected changes.

With dermal fillers for the nose, the results can last up to 18 months, but this all depends on the individual metabolism and lifestyle and as results are relatively temporary, tweaks can be made as your face changes over time, allowing you to maintain a natural look. Aforementioned, the treatment is completely reversible with the use of hyaluronidase if results are not what you wanted, or a serious complication occurs.


On the other hand, when it comes to the nose, there are limitations based on the patients overall anatomy, so many patients may not achieve their desired look due to their suitability. If you’re looking for a dramatic, permanent change to your appearance, the non-surgical nose treatment will not be suitable for you. Nose shapes that are not suitable for the non-surgical nose treatment may include a nose with a large bulbous tip. A bulbous tip is where the tip of the nose is rounded and appears too big or without a structure. Dermal fillers cannot reduce the size of the bulbous area. Another nose shape includes heavily plunging or drooping nose tip; surgery is likely the best option.

Recovery, side effects and complication

The primary benefit of non-surgical nose job is that no surgery is involved and practically no downtime. It is a knife free alternative to the traditional rhinoplasty, using dermal filler that is strategically injected into the nose with a very fine needle. The treatment does not involve going under general anaesthesia, rather a topical numbing cream is applied before the treatment to numb the nose for minimal pain and side effects.

Side effects of the treatment may include redness and swelling at the injection site, but these side effects normally subside within 24 to 48 hours and then can be covered with makeup. Unlike surgical treatment, there is no risk of infection, bleeding and prolonged healing. The treatment is quick, with most patients experiencing minimal pain and few side effects. Post treatment advice is thoroughly explained during the appointment and an after care email is immediately sent right after the treatment, we make sure you are in safe hands during and after the treatment.

At Dermamina, appointments can last as little as 30 minutes, including consultation time, with the treatment taking no longer than 15 minutes, allowing you to get back to 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. The patient will have a quick recovery with the non-surgical nose treatment.

Complications are included in the non-surgical nose treatment as the nose is a sensitive area. Using liquid dermal filler on the nose, which is close to the eyes can create complications as it is filled with blood vessels. It is important to have the treatment done by a highly trained and experienced practioner. Otherwise overfilling and poor injecting skills can cause serious complications such as tissue death, vascular complications and vision loss.

Non-Surgical Nose Treatment Affordability

At Dermamina, the cost of the non-surgical nose treatment is a fixed price so the patient does not need to pay for quantity; rather the treatment involves a complete result with no limitation in filler quantity. Until the desired shape is achieved, the treatment will be done. With that said, all treatments begin with a full assessment of the nose, then a detailed treatment planning takes place to ensure dermal fillers are injected precisely to achieve the best result. Unlike the surgical treatment, you can be made aware of the change during the treatment.

Dermamina also offers nose packages for patients interested in getting another treatment along with the nose. This includes lip filler treatment, chin filler treatment and tear trough treatment. Full price list can be seen from the website. Additionally, filler packages are also offered, which lets you pay for filler quantity and not for the treatments separately. This is great for many that want to achieve profile balance and can all be done on the same day, unlike surgical treatments. Profile balancing is achieved by harmonising the nose, lips and the chin collectively, as the ratios between these three features have a great impact on the side profile and overall structure of the face. The nose being the centre feature of the face plays an important part in profile balancing and although it does not express any emotions, it has a huge influence on the facial proportion.

Dermal filler used in the nose can also be used in the cheeks, as well as the chin, to create that profile balancing. Patients can save money through this as they can choose how much filler is desired on each area of the face. Indeed, suitability of the filler and area will be checked to see if such amount can be inserted safely to the face.

Where to get non-surgical nose treatment in London

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!