It avoids the risks of surgery and has no effect on nasal breathing since it involves only injection into the skin.
It is a relatively painless procedure. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You will be asked to look at your nose in the mirror and provide feedback. It is much more precise surgical rhinoplasty.
Filler is injected into depressed areas to create a symmetrical and smooth nose. It can build up the nose bridge, straighten a crooked nose, conceal nasal deformities like a hump or a deviation, raise the tip of the nose and give more defined nasal features.
Because the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time and you always retain a natural look.
It is recommended for teenagers whose bodies are not yet fully developed, making them poor candidates for the surgical rhinoplasty.
It is also recommended for many patients suffering from poor results of their first nose surgery. In some cases result from injection rhinoplasty supersedes any revision surgery.
It is not recommended for patients with major nasal deformities and those who are looking to significantly reduce the size of their noses. For these patients, surgical rhinoplasty is necessary.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Most patients return to work on the same day of the procedure. The results are immediate.
Because the procedure is not invasive, bruising and swelling are minimal. It does not cause nosebleeds. There are usually no long term scarring complications.
Duration of results depends on the type of filler used. Radiesse (calcium hydroxyapatite) lasts for 8 to 12 months. Hyaluronic acid fillers usually last for 5-6 months. Artefill, a permanent filler, was recently approved by the FDA. Other fillers are Restylane and Botox.
There may be the need for another touch up.
Avoid sunglasses or heavy eyeglasses for 2 weeks after the procedure, while the filler material becomes integrated into the skin and cartilage of the nose.
It costs 10x cheaper than surgical rhinoplasty.
Where to buy
Fillers is performed by an plastic surgeon.
This page has been updated on the 2017-12-18.