Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Risks

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on April 16, 2021 under Rhinoplasty

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Risks

A non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a “liquid nose job,” is becoming more and more popular in recent years. This procedure can change the appearance of the nose without requiring the expense or recovery period of a surgery. However, there are several serious risks of a non-surgical rhinoplasty that patients may be unaware of. For this reason, it’s important to choose a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon.

Risks of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

One of the major risks of a non-surgical rhinoplasty is necrosis, or the death of the skin in the area. While many fillers may be called temporary, an injury to the nose can cause a permanent disfigurement. his is because the nose is very vascular, and injecting dermal fillers incorrectly can block blood flow. The blood vessels in or around the nose are connected to blood vessels throughout the face and deeper within the head, so blocking proper blood flow can cause significant issues like blindness or stroke as well.

Because these risks are significant, it’s important to choose an injector who has a deep understanding of the facial anatomy and can carefully evaluate whether you are a good candidate for dermal filler injections and where to place them. By choosing an experienced plastic surgeon, you do not have to worry about these serious risks, because they will advise whether a non-surgical rhinoplasty is safe for you.

Who Should Consider Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be an option for a limited number of patients. . Your plastic surgeon may recommend this option if you have smaller concerns with the appearance of your nose, such as a very slight bump on the nasal bridge, bunny lines, or a subtle nostril flare. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not recommended for those who have had a previous surgery or significant deformities, and it cannot be used for those who are hoping for a smaller nose. Finally, most plastic surgeons recommend against injecting filler into the tip area of the nose.

Safer Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Options

For patients who wish to disguise a bump on the nostril bridge, a small amount of hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm or Restylane can be an effective and safe option in the hands of a plastic surgeon. Botox can also be used to improve the nose non-surgically, and is often a less risky option compared to dermal fillers. When injected to Muscles around the nose, Botox can be used to adjust the angle of the tip of the nose, reduce nostril flare, or correct bunny lines.

Choosing Your Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Provider

When considering a non-surgical rhinoplasty, you should always have a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. It’s best to stay away from less experienced providers and nonsurgeons such as an aesthetician, for this procedure. While these professionals are qualified to provide other services, including injections in other areas, a non-surgical nose job should only be performed by a surgeon with extensive knowledge on the facial anatomy and safety of the procedure. At FacesFirst, non-surgical rhinoplasties are performed by Dr. Cote, who is both board-certified plastic surgeons with decades of experience. If a non-surgical rhinoplasty is not right for you, they can suggest another option, such as a traditional rhinoplasty, to help you meet your goals.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about safe non-surgical rhinoplasty options, schedule a consultation at FacesFirst Cosmetic Surgery in Denver and Lone Tree. Call (720) 414-3332 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.