Recently, there has been some buzz about changing the shape of the nose without the need for rhinoplasty surgery. While non-surgical alternatives are often attractive due to lower costs and shorter recovery times, they may not always be the better option in the long run.
In some cases, in order to change the shape of the nose without surgery, it requires a great deal of dermal filler to build up the bridge of the nose and reshape the nostrils. Some plastic surgeons believe that dermal filler injections performed on the nose have a higher risk of complications—some of which are irreversible. Additionally, while the price of a non-surgical rhinoplasty will cost less to begin with, patients will need to periodically return to their plastic surgeon when the effects of the injections begin to wear off. Over the course of a couple decades, the price of a non-surgical rhinoplasty may far outweigh the cost of a traditional rhinoplasty—not to mention the inconvenience of continuous follow-up appointments to maintain your results.
Finally, depending upon the shape of your nose and your cosmetic goals, non-surgical rhinoplasty may not be able to meet your expectations. For example, if you want to change the shape of a dorsal bump or minimize the appearance of a large nose, injectables will not be able to achieve results that are comparable to a surgical reshaping procedure. For more information about rhinoplasty, or to discover if you are a good candidate for this surgery, please contact us today.