7 Key Aspects of a Liquid Nose Job: The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty


How good is a non-surgical Rhinoplasty (a liquid Rhinoplasty or dermal filler ‘nose job’)?

7 Key Aspects of the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

So you may not like parts of your nose, or the way it veers off to one side.  It might be a bump you’d prefer to remedy. There’s Rhinoplasty Surgery, of course, which is commonly requested. But most facial surgery involves surgical risks and longer recovery times than non-surgical options. On top of that, Rhinoplasty surgery is quite complex – it’s a procedure known for high revision nose surgery request rates.

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Why is Rhinoplasty a surgery where revision requests are not uncommon?

Revision requests after Rhinoplasty, even if the result looks fantastic, are not uncommon.  Indeed, that may also be the scenario when it comes to liquid rhinoplasty procedures. Why is that?

  • Perhaps because it can be difficult to visualise how changes made to your nose area will impact your other facial features.
  • Potentially this could also relate to some people choosing a discount surgery option with less skilled Practitioners who aren’t genuine Plastic Surgeons OR who are not adept enough at this technically complex procedure.
  • Perhaps patients wanting nose surgery revision originally chose a Doctor who wasn’t a FRACS qualified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in nose shaping surgery.
  • Or perhaps these patients had an unrealistic expectation of what were hoping surgery could achieve.


But what about the liquid Rhinoplasty option – the non-surgical nose reshaping option using filler injections?

Just HOW good is the non-surgical Rhinoplasty compared to Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Will a dermal filler “liquid nose job” do the trick?

Here’s what you need to know about the Liquid Rhinoplasty or “Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty” for nose reshaping.

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  1. The SKILL and EXPERTISE of your Cosmetic Injector is PARAMOUNT for:
    • getting a pleasing non-surgical Rhinoplasty result that suits your other features AND
    • minimising your complication risks from having cosmetic injections to the nose area or near the eyes
  2. It’s important to understand the RISKS involved with non-surgical Rhinoplasty injections.
    Be aware that risks can be minimised using best-practice dermal filler injection strategies; however, there are some risks that cannot be mitigated.

    • Sterilisation is highly important. Reputable clinics aim to attain the highest standards of patient safety including best-practice sterilisation.
    • Discount clinics could be taking shortcuts.nose-surgery-vs-liquid-rhinoplasty-nose-filler-injections
    • Don’t risk your health at a cheap injecting clinic or ‘pop up’ injecting office.
    • Remember, every person has unique anatomy and differing facial vascularity.
    • This means that occasionally a patient may respond to injections in an unpredictable way.
  3. PERFECTION is NEVER possible.
    • This is true with both Rhinoplasty-type filler injections AND the surgical approach to nose reshaping.
    • Neither is asymmetry perfection achievable (ever): keep your expectations realistic.
    • Remember that what you START with has an impact on what can and cannot be accomplished.
      non-surgical rhinoplasty - cosmetic injections to reshape the nose or nose tip, remove a nose bump
  4. The KEY to a good nose job of any type is BALANCE and improved aesthetics (usually improved symmetry, smoothing out a bump or augmenting the nose bridge such as Asian patients often request).
    • Improved SYMMETRY will typically have an aesthetic benefit to the appearance of the nose
    • A more balanced or smoother-looking nose then impacts the appearance of the ENTIRE face (including eye area).
    • The nose appearance has a big impact on the overall facial appearance BECAUSE it is such a central feature and so clearly visible from all angles.
    • Again, improved symmetry is usually a good outcome for liquid Rhinoplasty procedures; but attaining perfect asymmetry is impossible.
  5. RESULT are TEMPORARY but may be quite long lasting.
    • Dermal filler can last from 6 to 8 months up to 18 months in some patients; the average duration can vary but typically you’ll get at least 6 months out of your results, often longer.
    • However, NOT ALL nose shape, nose bridge, asymmetry or nose size concerns can be
      addressed appropriately with dermal filler injections. Sometimes Rhinoplasty plastic surgery is going to be the best option to reach your surgery objectives.
    • Avoid permanent dermal filler at all costs but recognise that, in this area, temporary fillers may have different longevity depending on the procedure and the patient.
  6. Rhinoplasty Surgery may still be your best bet if you’re willing to undergo the recovery period.
    • You must also be a suitable candidate with realistic expectations before consenting to Surgery.
    • You will need to be very patient to see the results of Rhinoplasty due to prolonged swelling after facial surgery.
    • Even Nose Re-Shaping Injections for non-surgical rhinoplasty may take several weeks to see the full effect.
  7. Asian Rhinoplasty Techniques – including nose bridge augmentation – is a focus area of Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Injections.
    • Most Liquid Rhinoplasty requested by people with Asian heritage involves the upper nose or nose bridge and eye area.  Ask our Team for details about your options and risks for nose bridge augmentation. Be sure you understand the risks and choose someone with great experience in this area (if you’re in Sydney, we suggest researching the work of Dr Richard Sackelariou).


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