What is Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty; or the fifteen minute nose job as it is also known, is a non-invasive alternative to an actual surgical operation. If you want to have a nose job but are worried about having proper surgery, then a non-surgical nose job may be for you. It originated in Brazil about ten years ago, and it attempts to change the shape of the nose subtly rather than through surgery and so the effects, while still impressive, are more natural looking sooner than a Rhinoplasty which can take up to a year to become natural looking.

What does it Involve?

A non-surgical Rhinoplasty involves injecting topical anaesthetic into the nose about fifteen minutes before the treatment is due to commence. During the treatment, filler is injected into the nose at certain places so as to change the shape of the nose; this is done while you are awake so you have complete control of where you want the injections to go, and can be done within an hour.

What are the Advantages?

The first, and most clear, advantage that non-surgical Rhinoplasty has over the traditional surgical option is that there is no surgery involved and so is much safer and quicker. The second is the price; while it is still not cheap, costing around three hundred pounds, it is still much cheaper (around 1/10th of the cost of surgical Rhinoplasty) than the surgical option. Another advantage that it has is that unlike surgical Rhinoplasty, it does not create swelling or bruising of your nose; this means that it is much more comfortable to have, and you will be able to return to work the same day if you want. All these are quite large advantages and make non-surgical Rhinoplasty an option that is worth looking into.

What are the Disadvantages?

Unfortunately the disadvantages are almost as big as the advantages. The main disadvantage is that while it is quite a lot cheaper than Rhinoplasty, it only lasts for a fraction as long; on average the results will only last between six and twelve months. This means that if you are looking for a permanent nose job then you will need to go for the more costly surgical option. The second disadvantage is like that normal Rhinoplasty you cannot wear sunglasses or heavy glasses for a few weeks after. This is a large problem if you need glasses and cannot wear contact lenses and one that cannot be ignored.


The question you need to ask yourself before undergoing this operation is whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. If they do then non-surgical Rhinoplasty may be for you and could be a very good alternative. However, the cost is a massive disadvantage that cannot be ignored because though it is only a tenth the cost of the surgical option it is not permanent; though this may be in itself an advantage. If you have the money and are thinking of having Rhinoplasty it may be a good way of helping you to decide whether you actually want to have it done and what you want to have changed. Though this is a costly idea it may be a useful one.

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