If you’re looking for a subtle and non-invasive way to reshape or make adjustments to your nose, nose filler, also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty, might be the right treatment option for you.
In this blog, we’ll go over what you need to know about nose filler procedures, including their benefits, risks, and how it compares to traditional surgical rhinoplasty.
What is nose filler/non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Nose filler, or non-surgical rhinoplasty, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting dermal fillers into specific areas of the nose to alter its shape.
Unlike traditional surgical rhinoplasty, which requires incisions and restructuring of the nasal framework, non-surgical rhinoplasty achieves its effects through the strategic use of the volumising effect that can be achieved with dermal fillers.
What does a treatment session look like?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is typically completed quickly, often in less than an hour. Before the procedure, you will consult with your injector to talk about your treatment goals and decide whether the treatment is right for you.
Then, during the treatment session, your nose will first be cleaned and numbed to minimise discomfort. The dermal filler will then be injected into precise locations on the nose to reshape or augment its appearance. The results are immediately visible, usually allowing you to return to normal activities with minimal downtime.
What are the benefits of nose filler treatments?
Firstly, the treatment is non-invasive, meaning that you can avoid the risks and lengthy downtime associated with surgery.
While all cosmetic treatments with injectables carry some level of risk, it can be lower than the risks involved with a surgical change. However, choosing a qualified injector is absolutely essential when it comes to minimising risks. For example, Dr Scott Allison is an experienced Cosmetic Physician and an international trainer in cosmetic injectables.
Nose fillers have the potential to be reversed, as well. Surgical rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure, and any changes to the nose structure are irreversible. If you aren’t happy with the results or if complications occur, your dermal filler will naturally metabolise over time, and you can choose not to undergo the procedure again in the future.
If I want to change the shape of my nose without increasing the size, won’t adding volume with dermal fillers make my nose look bigger?
Surprisingly, when the dermal filler is injected into strategic places on the nose, it can balance out the shape and can even make your nose look smaller, depending on the changes you want to make.
Filler can conceal bumps and address asymmetry, which can create a better-proportioned nose without it being noticeable that volume has been added.
What are some limitations of the treatment and other things to consider?
Although nose filler treatments can benefit some, they may not suit everyone or address all nasal concerns.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is generally best suited to those who want minor cosmetic adjustments, such as addressing small bumps or adding volume to specific areas. Traditional rhinoplasty may be a more appropriate choice for significant structural changes.
Since the effects of dermal fillers are not permanent, typically lasting from about six to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and individual factors, you will need maintenance treatments over time. While this can benefit those who don’t want a permanent change, those who do seek permanent results can benefit more from a surgical change.
As for other things to consider, it’s essential that we mention the potential side effects and complications of nose filler treatments. All cosmetic procedures will be associated with risks, but it’s necessary to understand them before undergoing the procedure and understand how to minimise the chance of complications occurring.
While the chances are generally lower than surgical alternatives, some patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, or allergic reactions to the filler material. Before the procedure, all patients must disclose their medical history and known allergies.
To find out which treatment option is right for you, you will need to get a clear idea of the extent of the changes you want to make and talk about your expectations with your injector during a consultation.
Let’s further compare nose filler to surgical rhinoplasty.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be a great alternative for those who want minor adjustments to the appearance of their nose instead of drastic surgical changes. It can also be a better option for those who prefer to avoid surgery. However, both non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty cater to different needs and offer distinct advantages. Your best choice will ultimately come down to your preferences and needs.
Another distinct difference to consider when comparing nose filler treatments to surgery is the permanence of the results. Surgical rhinoplasty permanently changes the nose’s structure as the surgeon reshapes the cartilage and bone. On the other hand, non-surgical rhinoplasty offers temporary adjustments by using dermal fillers. The body gradually absorbs these fillers over time, so you will need maintenance treatments if you want to keep your new shape in the longer term.
Complexity is another factor that distinguishes the two procedures. Surgical rhinoplasty is better equipped to address complex structural issues, making it the preferred choice for those with significant nasal deformities or functional problems, such as breathing difficulties. While it can be enough for minor cosmetic adjustments, non-surgical rhinoplasty is limited in correcting intricate nasal irregularities.
Essentially, non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty have unique benefits and cater to different aesthetic goals. Non-surgical rhinoplasty suits individuals seeking minor cosmetic changes without surgery and extended downtime, while surgical rhinoplasty is better suited for individuals requiring significant structural changes or addressing functional issues. Choosing between the two procedures should be based on your personal needs and goals.
If you need help deciding, consulting with a qualified cosmetic injector will help determine your most appropriate approach.
I’ve decided that nose filler is the right choice – am I a suitable candidate?
If you do feel like a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a more appropriate choice for you, you’ll need to have a consultation with your chosen injector to determine your suitability for the treatment.
During a consultation, you can discuss what is involved with the treatment, how the treatment steps can be tailored to your needs, and any health factors that may impact your suitability.
Dr Scott Allison: Experienced Cosmetic Physician in Brisbane
Dr Scott Allison, an experienced Cosmetic Physician and international teacher of cosmetic injectables, believes in utilising advanced techniques to perform effective non-invasive treatments.
With more than ten years of experience, he celebrates working with individuals from various backgrounds and gender identities, taking an inclusive approach to cosmetic treatments.
If you want to undergo a nose filler treatment, please get in touch with our team to book your consultation at our Brisbane location.