Non Surgical Rhinoplasty – Pros, Cons and Procedure

Rhinoplasty is a nose surgery that alters the nose’s shape through modifications to the bone or cartilage. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a nose filler procedure that involves the injection of a filler ingredient underneath your skin to change your nose’s structure temporarily. The procedure is non-invasive and quick.

You can get non-surgical rhinoplasty to smoothen areas on your nose or add volume to them. Is a nose filler procedure painful? Are there any side effects? 

Kindly read on to find out more about a nose filler procedure

How Does Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Work?

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves the use of dermal filler ingredients like hyaluronic acid to smooth or add volume to areas of the nose. When the doctor injects the filler ingredient in your deep skin layers, it can change your nose’s look between 4 months and three years depending on the filler ingredient, your skin, and the desired results.

What Is Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Suitable For?

The nonsurgical rhinoplasty is suitable for smoothing out small bumps in the nose, making the nose tip more prominent, or adding volume to your nose. You can also get nonsurgical rhinoplasty if you consider lifting your nose’s tip

Pros Of Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

The procedure requires the use of a topical rhinoplasty rather than a general rhinoplasty. Therefore, you can return to work or your regular activities the same day after your procedure. Also, the recovery is quite fast.

Furthermore, nonsurgical rhinoplasty results are not permanent. So, if you’re not satisfied with the results of the procedure, you can always get another one after the fillers metabolize. Also, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not as expensive as traditional rhinoplasty.

Cons Of Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non Surgical rhinoplasty does not give dramatic or permanent results and you may undergo side effects including bruising and swelling. Furthermore, insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the procedure and there’s a possibility that a misplaced needle can cause severe effects including bleeding under the skin or vision damage. 

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure

The nose filler procedure is fairly simple and doesn’t take as much time as surgical rhinoplasty. Before the procedure, you have to discuss your desired results with your doctor.

During the procedure, you will lie down with your face tilted up and the doctor will administer an anesthetic to your nose to numb the area. After the anesthetic kicks in, the doctor will inject the filler ingredient in the area around your nose or the nose bridge depending on your desired results. 

The nose filler procedure takes between 15 and 45 minutes and you’ll only feel a slight pinch or pressure during the procedure.

What Are The Side Effects Of Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?

For most people that undergo the nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure, they experience side effects of redness and increased sensitivity at the injection site for about a day or two. Other possible side effects include swelling, bruising at injection sites, and nausea. There may also be filler migration where the filler ingredient migrates to other areas of the nose or under the eyes, looking like overfilling.

It is advisable to get nonsurgical rhinoplasty only with a trained and careful plastic surgeon because the nose is sensitive and filled with blood vessels. Also, the procedure is more complicated than other injectable filler procedures. 

What should you expect After A Nose Filler Procedure?

After the nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure, you may feel pain, swelling and redness at the injection site. However, the injection should settle within one or two hours, causing the redness and swelling to subside. Although you may use an ice pack to reduce swelling and redness, you should ask the doctor if it is okay. Furthermore, you should see visible results within two weeks and by then, the pain and bruising must have subsided. 


Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive procedure that can alter your nose shape. The procedure is not painful and there are minimal side effects when an experienced plastic surgeon administers it.