Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Really Worth It?

Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Really Worth It? 

How we perceive beauty is all about balance. If the nose is too big or too small, can really wreak havoc on a patient's self-esteem. With that being said, it's no surprise rhinoplasty is the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States behind breast augmentation. Regardless, a lot of patients want to avoid the cost and hassle of recovery that a surgical procedure brings - but is there such a thing as non-surgical rhinoplasty? And, more importantly, does it work?


Doctors Use Fillers For More Than Wrinkles and Lines

Though not a substitute for rhinoplasty, fillers can be a great for fixing small irregularities. It's true that they can't reduce nose size, but they can augment depressed areas of the nose to lift the angle of the tip and/or smooth out bumps on the bridge. Most of the time, these subtle changes can alter the balance of the face - resulting in the perception of a smaller nose. 


How Can We Restore Balance


Dr. Ashley Gordon of Austin, Texas says using fillers on the chin and along the can also help bring balance and bring more uniformity to the nose. Using fillers in the chin area and along the jawline can change the appearance of the nose by restoring balance between the nose and the chin. I find that this approach work really in cases where the patient in question has a moderately pronounced chin. 

The nose has very little blood supply, which means patients' main consideration should always be safety when considering non-surgical rhinoplasty. In this case, you should consult a board-certified surgeon and not a cosmetic dermatologist, as they'll have a better understanding of anatomy and how the body will react to certain synthetic fillers.