Rhinofiller or liquid rhinoplasty describes the use of dermal filler to treat dorsal humps, increase the height of the nasal bridge, and/or change the shape of the nasal tip. Many patients value liquid rhinoplasty as a non-invasive, non-surgical nose job alternative to traditional rhinoplasty, which comes with significant downtime.
In this article, we will discuss nose fillers and liquid rhinoplasty treatments and the results that they can achieve for your facial aesthetic.
At the CREO Clinic, Dr. Sabina is an aesthetic doctor and a master of injectable treatments like non-surgical rhinoplasty. Using her holistic approach to treatment, she has helped countless patients achieve exceptional, natural-looking, non-surgical rhinoplasty results with liquid rhinoplasty.
Book a consultation with Dr. Sabina and find out how rhinofiller can help you transform your facial aesthetic.
What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
A Non-Surgical Nose Job
Liquid rhinoplasty is an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty to change the shape of the nose. Many patients opt for non-surgical nose job treatment to avoid the longer recovery periods associated with surgical rhinoplasty and the risks that come along with surgical intervention.
In addition, patients may opt for non-surgical rhinoplasty to first experience the effects of a nose job before committing to more permanent and invasive treatment.
Liquid Rhinoplasty is a Nose Job with Dermal Fillers
Liquid rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to alter the shape of the nose, improving the appearance of the bridge of the nose, bumps, and drooping nasal tips. In doing so, the nose appears smaller and smoother.
What is the Procedure for a Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Preparation for the Procedure
Prior to treatment, you will undergo a consultation with Dr. Sabina, who will ensure your suitability for liquid rhinoplasty by thoroughly assessing your nose and the aesthetic goals you wish to achieve with nose filler.
If you are deemed suitable for treatment, you will need to make several preparations:
- No alcohol or ibuprofen 48 hours before treatment
- Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours after treatment
- Allow time for any side effects to subside before booking big social events after treatment
How Dermal Fillers Are Injected
First, Dr. Sabina will mark the skin to determine where dermal filler is to be inserted to achieve the desired look. A numbing cream may be applied if desired to ensure your comfort throughout treatment. A fine needle is then used to carefully insert the filler into the nose targeted areas.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure requires no downtime, meaning you are able to return to your daily activities straight after treatment. You should, however, follow the aftercare guidance provided by Dr. Sabina to minimise side effects and ensure a smooth recovery, including:
- Avoid touching the face or applying makeup for the first 12 hours to reduce the risk of infection
- Avoid exercise, excessive heat, and alcohol consumption for the first 48 hours after treatment
- Do not massage the treatment area for the first three days
- Do not undergo chemical peels, laser, or skin treatments for 7 days
Possible Side Effects
After non-surgical nose reshaping, you may experience some side effects, such as bruising and swelling, as well as skin sensitivity in the treatment area. These side effects are usually mild and should gradually subside as the body heals.
What Are Dermal Fillers Composed Of?
At the CREO Clinic, we use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers for non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment. Hyaluronic acid draws in water to the skin, making it a great option for adding volume, definition, shape, and hydration to the skin. In addition, hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, making the risk of allergic reactions extremely low.
Hyaluronic acid is also preferred as its effects can easily be reversed. Hyaluronidase can be injected to break down and dissolve HA if patients are not happy with its effects.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Patients in good health who wish to treat minor imperfections such as small bumps on their nasal bridge and mild nasal tip drooping are good candidates for a liquid nose job.
In addition, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option for patients who want to avoid the downtime associated with surgical rhinoplasty or who want to see what their nose could look like before committing to the results achieved with permanent surgical rhinoplasty.
Cost Comparison: Liquid Rhinoplasty vs. Traditional Surgery
A non-surgical nose treatment is notably a cheaper option than surgical treatment. At the CREO Clinic, the price of non-surgical rhinoplasty starts from £690. For surgical rhinoplasty, patients can expect to pay significantly more, with prices starting from £7,000 – £10,000.
However, it’s important to note that the results from surgery are permanent, whereas liquid rhinoplasty requires repeated treatments to maintain the results every 12-24 months.
Liquid Rhinoplasty FAQs
How long does liquid rhinoplasty last?
You can expect the results from nose filler treatment to last between 12-24 months, after which you may opt to repeat treatment to maintain the results.
Do I need to stop medications before the procedure?
Dr. Sabina will ask you about any medications you are currently taking prior to treatment to ensure your eligibility. You will also need to stop taking ibuprofen in the 48 hours before treatment to minimise the risk of bruising and swelling.
What nasal issues can liquid rhinoplasty address?
Non-surgical nose jobs can help with non-surgical nose reshaping to treat dorsal humps, increase the height of the nasal bridge, and/or reshape the nasal tip.
Is the liquid rhinoplasty procedure painful?
Liquid rhinoplasty should not be painful, though topical anaesthetic can be applied prior to treatment to numb the area and ensure your comfort throughout treatment.