Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Non Surgical Nose Job in Orange County & Bakersfield
Top Nose Job Plastic Surgeon in Orange Co & Bakersfield
The nose is the center of the face. Its size, shape, and characteristics often make or break a person’s confidence, leading them to consider various nose job options. Many patients choose a non surgical nose job before they go down the surgical route. But before you make any major changes to your nose or your face, it’s important to educate yourself on all the pros and cons of non surgical nose jobs.
At our Orange County plastic surgery center, we love boosting our patients’ confidence through both types of nose jobs: surgical and non surgical. For more information on how we can help you feel like your most beautiful self, call 949-359-8397 today.
What is a Non Surgical Nose Job?
A non surgical nose job is also called a liquid rhinoplasty. The quick procedure changes the shape of your nose with injectable fillers (also known as dermal fillers) and sometimes Botox, depending on your aesthetic goals. Generally, the fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Unlike a traditional rhinoplasty, the results are temporary and only last about 6 months.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
Non surgical nose jobs are good options for those who are insecure about their nose shape but aren’t ready to undergo an expensive surgical procedure with a lengthy recovery time. More specifically, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty may be a good option if you want to:
- Fix a pronounced bump in your nose
- Create a more prominent nasal tip
- Lift your nasal tip
- Create more volume in your nose
It’s important to note that while dermal fillers can dramatically change the nose or the face, they can’t make your nose appear any smaller. If your goal is to have a smaller nose, rhinoplasty surgery is certainly a better option for you.
Non Surgical Nose Job Procedure
How to Prepare for a Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
Dr. Daneshmand at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute will give you specific instructions before your non surgical nose job, depending on the type of temporary filler used. Generally, plastic surgeons will provide the instructions listed below before non surgical rhinoplasties.
- Avoid These Medications 1 Week Before Your Non Surgical Rhinoplasty: Vitamin E supplements, Ibuprofen (and other anti-inflammatories), and any blood-thinning medications or supplements. For your own safety, make sure you’re honest with your facial plastic surgeon about all supplements and medications you take.
- Keep Your Vitamin K Levels Up to prevent major bruising following your procedure. To do this, you could take a vitamin K supplement or eat lots of green vegetables, spinach, and kale in the weeks before your non surgical rhinoplasty.
- Take Care of Yourself Before Your Appointment: Make sure to eat a solid meal (with carbs and protein) and drink water before your appointment. Don’t eat or drink too much just in case you feel nauseous during your procedure.
What to Expect During a Liquid Rhinoplasty
You will likely have an appointment before your procedure to discuss your desired results and appearance. Then you’ll meet with Dr. Daneshmand again to receive your liquid nose job, which will only take a few minutes.
You’ll lay down on a table with your face up. Then, Dr. Daneshmand will apply a topical anesthetic on your nose to make the procedure as painless as possible. Lastly, your doctor will begin injecting filler into the nasal bridge or the tip of your nose to create your desired result. You may feel minimal pinching pain or pressure while Dr. Daneshmand is injecting the filler. As previously stated, non surgical nose jobs generally last about 6 months. Then you can come back for another treatment or you can go down the permanent, surgical rhinoplasty route.
What to Expect After a Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
You can expect very minimal complications and side effects following your non surgical rhinoplasty. Many patients experience mild bruising, swelling, pain, and redness that begins within 30 minutes after the injections. Generally, using an ice pack on your face for 30 minutes at a time will minimize your discomfort. You should be able to get back to your normal activities almost immediately.
Side Effects of a Liquid Rhinoplasty
As previously mentioned, most patients experience very minor side effects like redness, swelling, and bruising that will diminish within 24 hours. But some patients also experience nausea and filler migration, which means that the dermal fillers have moved to other areas on your face. Generally, those who experience filler migration notice new puffiness under the eyes or in other areas of the nose.
Non surgical rhinoplasties have fewer risks than surgical rhinoplasties, but can still be dangerous if performed by an inexperienced plastic surgeon. The nose and surrounding undereyes have lots of important blood vessels. If your doctor performs your injections incorrectly, you could suffer complications like:
- Dead tissue
- Impaired vision
- Blood vessel injuries
If you suffer from bruising or redness that quickly worsens along with hives, fever, or blurry vision after you receive your nose fillers, you should contact your doctor immediately.
While the nose is a very sensitive area that can suffer from fillers, it’s important to remember that the aforementioned side effects are rare. In fact, a 2019 study revealed that less than 2% of non surgical rhinoplasty patients suffered complications.
Non Surgical Nose Job Cost
It’s important to remember that most cosmetic procedures, non surgical or surgical, aren’t covered by insurance. This is because cosmetic procedures are considered elective procedures. Luckily, a liquid rhinoplasty is much cheaper than a surgical rhinoplasty, which is one of many reasons why patients choose the filler route before the surgery route.
The average cost of a non surgical rhinoplasty depends on the type of filler used and the number of filler syringes used, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Listed below are the average prices for the most common types of facial fillers from least to most expensive:
- Hyaluronic acid (Brand names: Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero): $684 per 1 syringe
- Calcium hydroxylapatite (Brand name: Radiesse): $717 per 1 syringe
- Polylactic acid (Brand name: Sculptra): $853 per 1 syringe
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): $981
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Brand name: Bellafill): $1,058 per 1 syringe
- Fat grafting: $2,508 per 1 syringe
You may need more than 1 syringe of filler depending on your aesthetic goals. Be sure to talk to your doctor about which type of filler is best for you and your budget, as well as how many syringes of filler you’ll need. Additionally, it’s important to note that these are average costs. Actual costs will vary from clinic to clinic in the U.S.
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty vs. Surgical Rhinoplasty
Any type of cosmetic procedure, surgical or non surgical, has its own set of pros and cons. It’s important to look at all your options before spending big bucks on your appearance.
Pros and Cons of Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
Possibly the biggest pros of a liquid rhinoplasty are that it’s much cheaper than surgery and if you don’t like the results, you can rest assured that your nose will gradually go back to normal in 6 to 12 months. Additionally, the procedure only lasts a few minutes and doesn’t require general anesthesia so you can quickly recover and get back to your normal routine. Lastly, you’ll experience far less pain and far fewer side effects with fillers compared to surgery.
One of the biggest cons of a non surgical nose job is that the results are very natural and not dramatic. If you want a dramatic change in your nose or your appearance, the non surgical route is not the way to go. Additionally, if you want a permanent change in your nose, rhinoplasty surgery is probably the better option for you. You may have some minor side effects like bruising and swelling along with the rare complications of tissue death, vascular injuries, and impaired vision. And, because dermal fillers are still fairly new in the plastic surgery world, the long-term health complications are unknown.
Pros and Cons of Surgical Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery is perfect for patients wanting a dramatic, permanent change in their nose and overall facial appearance. Because it’s often a one-time surgical procedure (unless a patient dislikes the results and wants a revision rhinoplasty), you will only have to pay one fee for your permanent aesthetic results. With a non surgical rhinoplasty, patients will have to keep paying $600 to $1,000 every 6 months to 1 year to maintain their results, which will eventually add up to the full cost of a surgical nose job. Additionally, if you undergo rhinoplasty surgery for the sake of improving your breathing or congestion issues, your insurance may cover some of the cost.
Possibly the biggest con to keep in mind is that you may not like the results. If that’s the case, the only thing you can do is undergo a revision rhinoplasty. Because this is a surgical procedure, you will need much more than a topical anesthetic so you will have to undergo general anesthesia. Recovery time is much longer compared to a non surgical rhinoplasty, so it may take a few weeks before you feel well enough to get back to your normal life. Additionally, you will likely experience much more severe side effects such as pain, swelling, difficulty breathing, infection, bruising, and more. Lastly, a surgical rhinoplasty is much more expensive. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of this procedure is $5,483 without insurance.
Top Plastic Surgeon for Liquid Rhinoplasties
Dr. Daneshmand is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Bakersfield, CA, who has performed thousands of nose jobs throughout his career. When you choose him, you can rest assured that you’ll get the best non surgical nose job results. Call Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute today at 949-359-8397 for a free consultation.