Liquid Rhinoplasty Or Rhinoplasty, which is right for you?

Published on July 21st, 2021

Rhinoplasty, most commonly known as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. It’s one that often has a dramatic aesthetic and for many, life-changing results. But in addition to a surgical procedure, did you also know there was a non-surgical nose job?

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes or alters the nose, is commonly done to change the appearance of the nose to be more aesthetically pleasing, and is also recommended to correct and improve breathing. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns addressed through a nose job include:

  • Asymmetries;
  • A profile hump;
  • A drooping tip;
  • A bulbous ti

Rhinoplasty is commonly performed one of two ways: the closed method, where your plastic surgeon accesses the internal structures of the nose through the nostrils, and therefore doesn’t leave a visible scar; and the open method, where the internal structures of the nose is accessed via an incision made across the skin between the nostrils, typically leaving a small scar. The closed method results in less swelling and a faster recovery, and is ideal for those who need more simple changes, like hump removal and minor changes to the tip. The open approach, while resulting in more swelling and possibly a longer recovery, can accomplish more than the closed method, like delicate tip shaping and other, more precise changes.

What is a Liquid Rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a non-surgical nose job or liquid rhinoplasty, is nose reshaping without surgery, typically through the use of dermal fillers that smooth, volumize and create symmetry. It’s an extremely quick procedure in both process and recovery; with most patients it can be completed in under an hour, and doesn’t require anesthesia or incisions, making recovery much easier than its surgical counterpart. Some of the most common things that liquid rhinoplasty can change are:

  • Nasal bridge straightening;
  • Correction of a bump or concavity;
  • Symmetry between the two side of the nose;
  • Widen a narrow bridge;
  • Add shape to a pointed nasal tip;
  • Reduce the appearance of a turned-up nose;
  • Correct imperfections left behind by injury

A non-surgical nose job is typically performed though multiple injections, strategically placed, that create a smooth, even and natural result. Your results, while temporary, usually last up to a year or more.

Liquid Rhinoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty

Making the decision to undergo any surgery is a serious one, especially when it concerns your face. Liquid rhinoplasty is great for those who are considering nose job surgery, but want to see what they may look like before they take the plunge, so to speak. It’s also a good choice for those who are unhappy with their nose, but for whom the corrections are minor and don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure. Additionally, some that choose a liquid nose job do so after a surgical one to correct imperfections left behind after their traditional rhinoplasty. Ultimately, however, a non-surgical nose job can’t replace the dramatic changes that are only achievable through surgical rhinoplasty. And while the initial cost is much lower than its surgical counterpart, their temporary results mean the costs of a liquid nose job can add up very quickly.

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