While non surgical rhinoplasty is popular all around the world, few providers have more experience with the procedure than our very own Dr. David Mabrie. At our Bay Area practice, we receive questions about the “liquid nose job” almost every day, and have created this blog post to answer them all.
What is a non surgical nose job?
A non surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non surgical nose job, nose filler, or liquid nose job, is a cosmetic procedure in which dermal fillers are used to reshape the nose without undergoing surgery. During the procedure, a medical practitioner injects a hyaluronic acid-based filler, such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®, into specific areas of the nose to smooth out bumps, straighten the bridge, build up and visually “slim” a wide or flat nose, or lift or refine the tip of the nose.
Which is better, surgical rhinoplasty or dermal fillers?
It’s important to understand the difference between surgical rhinoplasty and dermal fillers. In fact, we dedicated an entire blog post to what non surgical rhinoplasty can and can’t do if you’re interested in learning more. Here’s a quick breakdown:
In terms of which procedure is better for you, there are many considerations. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you want a treatment that is completely reversible?
- Are you interested in a procedure that can be adjusted in “real time” until it’s exactly what you want?
- Would you like to avoid anesthesia, incisions, and a long, painful recovery?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, non surgical rhinoplasty might be better for you.
Can a non surgical nose job make your nose smaller?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty cannot reduce the size of your nose, but it can create changes that give your nose the appearance of being smaller. For example, softening or smoothing the angle of projection makes the nose seem less prominent. Building up the bridge can give a wide nose a slimmer, more angular appearance. Correcting asymmetries and irregularities can bring your nose more into balance with your other features. If you are looking for a more significant reduction in the size of your nose, surgical rhinoplasty may be a better option.
MFI Real Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Results
How much is a non surgical nose job?
At MFI, the cost for non surgical rhinoplasty is $3,300, and each procedure is performed by Dr. David Mabrie, a trained facial plastic surgeon. As a non surgical rhinoplasty specialist and pioneer in San Francisco, there are few providers with Dr. Mabrie’s level of skill and experience with this procedure.
What is the best filler for a non surgical nose job?
At MFI, Restylane is the preferred filler for nonsurgical rhinoplasty because of its durability and natural-looking results. Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in the body, meaning it is safe and biocompatible. Additionally, Restylane is highly malleable, making it easier for your Injector to shape it and create the natural-looking contours. For these reasons, plus its long-lasting results, Restylane is widely regarded as the best filler for a non surgical nose job.
MFI Real Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Results
How long does nose filler last?
Non surgical nose job with Restylane produces results that last approximately 12 months. However, at MFI, we extend your results indefinitely with maintenance treatments every 6 to 9 months, so you can look your best without interruption. These treatments require significantly less filler than the initial treatment, so the cost is reduced, which is a great reason to keep up with your maintenance.
Are non surgical nose jobs permanent?
No…and for many patients, that is the appeal. Non surgical nose jobs can be easily reversed or refined, unlike surgical rhinoplasty.
Is nose filler dangerous?
The hyaluronic acid-based fillers we use for non surgical rhinoplasty have been proven safe over decades of use in millions of procedures. But with any facial filler injection, there is some risk of vascular occlusion (when an artery or vein is blocked by filler). Since the risks are higher in the nasal area, it’s very important to choose an injector who specializes in nose fillers.
Our Injectors are very familiar with the nasal anatomy, particularly the vascular anatomy. Our knowledge and experience enable us to minimize risk, as well as recognize signs of complications and immediately treat them. If any complications arise, we can immediately dissolve the filler using a substance called Hylenex.
Does nose filler migrate?
While it’s possible for nose fillers to migrate, the risk of migration is generally very low when administered by a skilled and experienced injector. Migration can occur if the filler is not placed correctly or if pressure is applied to the treated area immediately after injection. Factors such as the type of filler used, the injection technique, and how you care for the area after injection can influence the likelihood of migration.
Still have questions?
To see more of Dr. Mabrie’s exceptional non surgical rhinoplasty results, visit our non surgical rhinoplasty photo gallery.