Liquid Rhinoplasty – The Dermal Filler Nose Job

Many people seem unhappy with the appearance of their noses.  For some people, it’s the size of the nose or nostrils that bothers them. For others, its the length, shape, tilt or direction – or the ‘bumps.’  So the non-surgical nose job (known as a liquid Rhinoplasty OR non-surgical Rhinoplasty) is a fairly frequent request from patients these days.  Yet cosmetic injections may NOT be able to address all nose concerns. This leaves Rhinoplasty nose surgery as one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures requested in Australia.

But what if the reason you want a better nose is relatively minor….or you’re not quite sure you want a Rhinoplasty surgery procedure that is relatively permanent? Or what if there’s still noticeable asymmetry after surgical nose reshaping?


Non-Surgical Nose Job: Liquid Rhinoplasty using Dermal Filler Cosmetic Injections

The liquid rhinoplasty is an option for some patients and involves dermal filler injections and other cosmetic injections to enhance or slightly reshape the nose appearance. It remains an alternative to Rhinoplasty surgery although it may not be suitable for every patient’s nose.

  • With a skilled injector, a liquid rhinoplasty using cosmetic filler injections can possibly help improve the nose appearance.
  • However, some nose reshaping requests cannot be remedied through cosmetic injections to the nasal area.
  • But as with any serious medical treatment or injecting procedure, there are risks involved.
  • With a liquid rhinoplasty, the risks include the vascularity near the eye area.


That’s why it’s so important to choose a talented and experienced Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty professional. Call us on (03) 8849 1444 to find out more.

  • A senior injecting doctor and/or a senior injecting clinician are likely to have more experience than a fairly new injector.
  • Senior level injecting status typically means having 15 or more years experience, and regularly attending cosmetic injecting training at an advanced level.  New injectors lack this necessary experience and should never be chosen for cosmetic injections, because even for relatively safe procedures, you want to be sure you’re in the right hands.
  • A good injector who focuses on sterility and patient selection can help minimise, but not fully mitigate, your injecting risks.  So be sure you understand them before consenting.

A junior injector is NOT recommended for cosmetic facial injections, especially for this procedure. Go for QUALITY over PRICE or you could be risking your safety.

So DO your research and only choose a seasoned Injecting Clinician for your non-surgical nose job; as there are risks of injecting near the nose bridge area as it’s so close to the eyes.

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For some people, considering the latest NON SURGICAL Nose Job using Injectables (Dermal Fillers or Volumisers) might be an option instead of a Rhinoplasty (or to enhance the results after surgery).



Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: What is a 15 -Minute Nose Job?

A nose job without surgery is a potential option for some patients who want a non-surgical procedure with little down time, but it primarily suitable for only a SMALL percentage of patients who are dissatisfied with the shape, length, size, width or tip of their nose.

Nose reshaping is serious business, whether surgical or otherwise. That’s because the nose is a very complex structure and central to the appearance of the face and even eyes (the nose bridge impacts the overall appearance of the upper face). If you want to meet with one of our team’s top injectors with decades of experience in using dermal filler or anti-wrinkle solutions for feature enhancement, phone (03) 8849 1444 or send an enquiry form.

Cosmetic enhancements to the nose must aim to avoid interfering with nasal functions.

  • So whilst a Liquid Rhinoplasty using injections sounds great and may suit some patients, it’s really important to know the pros and cons of this technique.
  • These include the limits of a non-surgical nose job or Liquid Rhinoplasty, the risks involved, and the importance of choosing only a highly-experienced Injecting Clinician/Injecting Doctor or a FRACS Plastic Surgeon for your surgical nose reshaping procedure.


If you are keen to shop for discounted cosmetic injection treatments, especially for nose reshaping using filler injections, you could be putting yourself at high risk.  

This is because injecting the nose area is an even more complex procedure than many other injectable treatments. This is due to the anatomy of the face and nose and the blood flow near the eyes.

So whilst “liquid’ nose reshaping might suit some patients, many patients who are unhappy with their noses may still require a surgical procedure – rather than an injectables approach or a “15 minute liquid nose job” – to attain the results they are wanting to accomplish.

Plus, if you look at longevity of the procedures, you’ll get longer lasting results from a surgical Rhinoplasty than you will a non-surgical Rhinoplasty that might need to be repeated every few years or even potentially more frequently.

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Rhinoplasty Surgeries & Liquid Nose Jobs: Why they are popular.

Noses vary quite naturally from person to person in terms of their relative shape and size. But sometimes a person’s nose is enough to drive them to distraction. If your nose is seriously bothering you or interfering with your confidence levels, or leads you to being teased, call us to see how we can help: (03) 8849 1444.

Common reasons people want to reshape their nose through a Liquid Rhinoplasty or Surgical Approach: 

  • Some noses are naturally bumpy or large and some become crooked or bumpy due to injury
  • Other noses simply don’t complement the rest of the face
  • Sometimes noses are so identifiable – in terms of heredity – that some of us feel we want more individuality
  • And for some of us, our noses are so distinguishing a feature that the other features – eyes, smile or cheeks – get overlooked
  • Some of our noses are so distinguishable they leave us vulnerable to other’s rude comments or even bullying

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Noses: One of your most prominent Facial Features

Because the nose is such a prominent feature, it’s one of the key features people seek to change – surgically – when their noses are seen as NOT complementing their appearance or as NOT being in balance with their other features.

Your nose often defines your face from at least three angles – front, side and three-quarters view.

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What is a non-surgical Rhinoplasty (nose job)?

Non-surgical nose job (non-surgical Rhinoplasty) is performed using Injectables and muscle relaxants to shape and contour the nose. It can sometimes be a useful procedure to help smooth out a nose bump, reduce asymmetry or change the appearance of the nostrils, slightly. Find out what a liquid nose procedure can do for you by asking to meet with one of our Injecting Team members who performs non-surgical rhinoplasty (the liquid nose job) by phoning (03) 8849 1444.

The Injection Rhinoplasty: What you need to know

A non-surgical nose job, also known as Injection Rhinoplasty or a “15 minute nose job” (it actually takes longer) is primarily a cosmetic procedure. It’s non-surgical but it’s still serious, and there are risks you’ll want to understand before proceeding.

  • Because of the risks of a “Liquid Rhinoplasty” procedure using injections, it is NOT something you want done by a less experienced injector.
  • It is best performed by a qualified Injecting Clinician/Doctor or Surgeon who has extensive facial injection experience.

The nose is SUCH an important facial feature, and the risks of injecting are such, that we believe you should NOT risk choosing an Injector based primarily on cost or discounted pricing. It’s just not worth it!

  • Be sure to ask about risks and complications before undertaking this procedure
  • Avoid discount injectors as they may lack adequate experience in these complex facial procedures (very often, you’ll get what you pay for)

Dermal fillers can help you tweak an area of your face (lips, cheeks, temples, chins and nasio-labial  lines.

Smooth the bumpy bridge, please, but don’t flip the tip.

The Rise of the Nonsurgical Nose Job

Liquid rhinoplasty or “dermal-filler nose jobs” are now regularly promoted on social media sites.

Many patients mistakenly think that because it’s a NON-surgical alternative to nose reshaping, it has fewer risks than a surgical Rhinoplasty.

However, the risks of dermal filler to the nose may be quite serious, including potential blindness or skin necrosis if the filler goes into the wrong place (both a non-surgical nose job and a Rhinoplasty surgery have risks. They’re just different in nature).

That’s why we’re adamant that you consider ALL Risks of liquid rhinoplasty vs surgical rhinoplasty carefully before proceeding.

Don’t take any procedure lightly.

Be sure you choose a genuine Cosmetic Physician or Senior Injecting Clinician to perform the procedure, in a sterility and patient-safety minded medical clinic, rather than have it done in a beauty therapy clinic or by a junior injector.


A ‘liquid Rhinoplasty’ uses Injectables or Fillers to correct for some nuances but is not suitable for significant changes and there are numerous risks

A liquid Rhinoplasty may be suitable for some patients in order to correct functional problems with the nose, such as minor breathing difficulties or to balance out the features of a face.

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How long does the Liquid Rhinoplasty (Non-Surgical Nose Job) last?

The results of a liquid Rhinoplasty can sometimes last longer than other types of filler treatments.

  • Some patients may keep their results as long as 2 to 3 years.
  • This is because unlike other areas that are commonly injected, the area where the nose shaping fillers are injected doesn’t typically move as much as other areas of the face – and it often has less blood flow.

A Liquid Rhinoplasty may even be a good trial procedure to see what your face would like like with a different nose shape, prior to undertaking the longer-term solution of a Surgical Rhinoplasty by a Plastic Surgeon.


Risks of a Liquid Rhinoplasty (Injectables Nose Job)

Despite it’s many positives (less down time than a surgical Rhinoplasty and usually less expensive at the start), there are numerous serious risks associated with LIQUID RHINOPLASTY procedures. These risks are likely heightened if this complex procedure is performed by an inexperienced injector.

 Risks of the Liquid Approach to a Nose Job include but are not limited to:

  • blindness
  • necrosis (skin dies due to a blocked artery)
  • brain injury (injecting into an artery)
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That’s why it’s so important to choose your Injecting Doctor (and Rhinoplasty Surgeon) very carefully.

In addition, not all patients are suitable for a injectables-only approach to Nose Reshaping.

Most people who are unhappy with their noses require Rhinoplasty Surgery or a Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery to get the nose they’re wanting.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty by the right Surgeon may sometimes help the following types of nose concerns

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  • Small Bumps on the Bridge of the nose and a more refined nasal tip
  • Remedying a nasal tip that droops, protrudes or is very large
  • Breathing problems due to irregularities within the internal nose structure (such as a deviated septum)
  • There are dents, depressions or grooves that you wish to improve
  • To augment the bridge or help fill depression areas in the side wall of the nose

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty can NOT help with the following types of noses:

  • Noses with large humps
  • Large noses where nose size reduction is wanted
  • Noses with significant asymmetry
  • Noses that need a tip reduction

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Are Non-Surgical Nose Job painful?

With the right Injecting Surgeon, Non-Surgical nose jobs are typically not extremely painful.

In fact, one of the reasons why non-surgical nose jobs are becoming trendy is because – in the hands of a highly skilled Injector Surgeon – they have minimal pain for most patients.  The liquid rhinoplasty is often performed using a combination of numbing cream or numbing injections first, so you’ll feel very little, if anything, as the injections are administered by a highly skilled Injector Surgeon.

How is the non-surgical nose shaping procedure actually done?

Liquid Rhinoplasty: There are four key steps for this surgery:

  1.  The nose is numbed with local anesthesia and/or numbing cream
  2.  A temporary-filler-solution ‘filler’ solution and/or anti-wrinkle injectables solution is prepared by an Injecting Surgeon
  3. The filler or muscle-relaxant is strategically injected in certain areas of the nose – some massage the filler as soon as it has been injected, so as to mold the shape of the nose – but this depends on the techniques used
  4. Your Injecting Surgeon may use a different strategy

The filler is in injected in different areas of the nose to achieve a desired shape enhancement result.

It can help hide a small bump on the nose bridge, or help raise (augment) the nose bridge height – or even change the shape of the nose tip.

The procedure gives results faster than a nose job surgery, but may not suit patients with extensively large or misshapen noses.

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Do Non-Surgical Nose Fillers have any risks and side effects?

The choice of filler (or multiple types of fillers) for this procedure is extremely important in terms of outcomes and patient safety.

Fillers have been used for decades to correct minor nasal deformities; as well as off-label use of dermal filler products or as approved for nasal injections.

Some physicians promote the use of permanent injectable fillers like silicone, but our Team believes these create too much risk and that temporary fillers are better. So injectors will use the fillers with a temporary-filler-solution bases which are quickly and safely adjusted or removed.

Complications that might occur after a non-surgical rhinoplasty include:

  • Redness (usually disappears after a few days)
  • Swelling and bruising sometimes occur – this slowly subsides over time
  • Tenderness
  • Nasal skin damage is a possibility but a great injector can assist
  • A lumpy or asymmetrical appearance or unsatisfactory outcome

These problems are sometimes associated with inexperienced or unqualified injectors, or the injection of large quantities at one time.

Your choice of injector is paramount for a great result from a non-surgical nose job (injection Rhinoplasty).

Why is it a good idea to go for do a 15 -Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job instead of Rhinoplasty?

  • A non-surgical nose job is not always suitable for some patients, but may be a great alternative for patients who want to change their nose look in a minor way
  • It’s often less expensive than a surgical procedure but unlike a surgical procedure, needs to be redone after 9 to 15 months
  • Non-surgical nose job have noticeable results that improve both your appearance and your self-esteem
  • These results, however, will be far more subtle when compared to results produced by nose surgery

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The 15 -Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job – Summary

  • Nose fillers are temporary and sometimes reversible
  • Less time consuming and less down time compared to a “Nose Job” Rhinoplasty Surgery
  • Slightly more affordable but less effective for major nose size and shape problems

When are you NOT necessarily a good candidate for a 15 minute Rhinoplasty?

  • If you want to significantly alter the size, shape, length or tip of your nose
  • When you want a more long-lasting result (liquid Rhinoplasty procedures are temporary)
  • When you have a significantly large or crooked nose
  • If you have more than one area of concern regarding your nose or your breathing
  • If you want extensive Revisional work done on your previous nose surgery
  • When you have a medical condition that would not be conducive to using injectables, such as an allergy
  • If you’re afraid of the potential risks of a non-surgical nose job
    • If you choose the wrong injector or something goes wrong with a Liquid Nose Job, the consequences are quite serious
    • With the wrong injecting strategy or if something goes wrong, because of the facial anatomy, there is even a risk of potential blindness
    • Always choose a highly experienced injector who has extensive experience performing these newer, complex and high-risk procedures

If you want to investigate reshaping or resizing your nose, visit one of our Rhinoplasty SPlastic Surgeons and have a thorough consultation. You can even ask for VECTRA 3D imaging (ask the Patient Care Coordinator for more details) or attend one of our FREE events.

Book your Initial Consultation to see if you’re better off with a Rhinoplasty or Injections. Send an Enquiry form today or phone the Patient Enquiries Team on (03) 8849 1444.


Why the popularity of the so-called “Liquid Nose Job” for nose reshaping?

Interestingly, most of us would change our noses if we could – some just a little and some quite a bit.  So what’s a possible solution? Enter the recently popular procedure, the liquid rhinoplasty (a “liquid” nose job using dermal filler solutions via cosmetic injections).

While the beauty of a nose is certainly influenced by cultural ideals, many of us prefer a nose that matches the rest of our face AND that we feel looks attractive from all angles. Or at the very least, a nose which is not overly distracting.

  • This often means that the size, shape or straightness of our nose, as well as our nostrils or nose tip, are in balance with the rest of our face.

For some of us, they are, and our noses suit us and the rest of our facial anatomy – even our personality.

But that’s not true for everyone.



For the rest of us, our noses aren’t exactly what we’d have personally chosen.

And sometimes the shape of our nose – it’s size or lack of straightness – is distressing to us when we see it in the mirror or in photos.

It’s important that you have good self esteem before you consider any kind of nose reshaping; and check with several professionals to be sure your concerns are grounded – and your goals achievable – rather than influenced by an unrealistic ideal.

  • Some of us might not be happy with a nose that is bumpy, crooked, overly large or hook-like (pointing downwards).
  • Some of us might feel very self-conscious about our noses and seek to change or enhance them.
  • Some of us might be sensitive about getting teased or tormented by other’s insensitive comments about our nose shape, size or appearance, and aim to make our noses less the focus of unwanted comments and attention.


Whether by birth or by accident, our noses may not always be our favourite feature.

This leads to some of us exploring how to go about changing our noses via rhinoplasty surgery or other means, such as dermal filler injections.

Nose Surgery vs the Liquid Rhinoplasty

What are the PROS and CONS of a liquid nose job vs Rhinoplasty?

  • Each procedure carries risks but they are slightly different in terms of potential outcomes.
  • There is a chance of blindness or an embolism for liquid nose injections, although these complications are rare when a skilled injector is chosen (avoid beauty shops and new injectors – go for someone with over 10 to 20 years experience and with expertise in this procedure)
  • Liquid rhinoplasty performed properly has a high patient satisfaction rate of 95% but patient selection is crucial.
  • Rhinoplasty surgery has a less high satisfaction rate for primary surgery and revisions are sometimes requested; but many people find nose surgery to be life changing and a positive outcome – it’s the SIXTH most requested plastic surgery procedure in the world.

Why do people want to change their noses?

The nose is also a key facial feature that can impact the entire facial appearance.

  • It can either enhance your other features or detract from them.
  • Some of us explore nose surgery because of our appearance ideals or unpleasant social experiences. Occasionally, some of us need plastic surgery of the nose to enable us to breath more freely or to reduce mild apnea (snoring).

But for the most part, nose reshaping motivations relate to our concepts of balance, beauty or attractiveness.

And although reshaping options come with risks, many of us would like to change our nose shape, size, or tip proportions.

  • No wonder surgical Rhinoplasty nose reshaping remains a frequently sought cosmetic procedure by men and women in Australia and around the globe.
  • But lately, more people are asking about liquid rhinoplasty options using dermal filler injections.
  • This procedure has risks due to the anatomy of the eye area and nose area – be sure you read and understand ALL risks, and discuss these with your Cosmetic Injecting Clinician, before proceeding.

Here’s what might be helpful to understand before your consult.

Phone us on (03) 8849 1444 to request a liquid rhinoplasty consult or a surgical consult.

Or if you want to look into a Surgical Rhinoplasty rather than a Liquid Rhinoplasty (nose job using dermal filler injections), download one of the Plastic Surgery Guides to Rhinoplasty.

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Liquid Rhinoplasty vs Traditional Surgical Rhinoplasty: Is it worth it?

The factor determining what’s best – a liquid rhinoplasty or a surgical one – will come down to what you’re starting with and what you’re wanting.

  • Firstly, is what you’re wanting possible to be achieved with dermal filler in the nose area (a liquid nose job)?
  • And secondly, what’s the best option to get a good result if you choose to have a nose reshaping procedure?

Another factor to consider is time and effectiveness – how long will your liquid nose job results last?

  • Surgery tends to have far long-lasting results in comparison to dermal fillers, which eventually ‘dissolve’ or are eliminated over time.
  • For some, that makes surgery a better option; but others might enjoy the transitional effect of a non-committal liquid rhinoplasty that is likely to ‘wear off’ within 12 months or longer.
  • On average, consider that the liquid nose job MIGHT last between 4 and 10 months, up to 12, but that individual results can vary significantly.
  • Be sure you follow your injecting clinician’s instructions, also, right after you get the filler inserted into the skin tissues around your nose.


Another aspect to consider in evaluating a liquid Rhinoplasty vs Surgical Rhinoplasty is the complexity of the procedures, and what is – or isn’t – possible with Nose Reshaping using Injections.

Rhinoplasty nose surgery is complex. So is a liquid rhinoplasty, using dermal filler injections, but for different reasons to surgical changes. Here’s why.

Nose reshaping surgery, known as Rhinoplasty, is complex because of two key reasons:

(1) the functional aspects of the nose in relation to sinuses, breathing and our olfactory senses (sense of smell/taste) and

(2) the many structures that form the nose and nasal cavity, nostrils and nose bridge.

Plus, because of the central location of the nose on the face, there can be a lot of swelling, bruising and down time after surgery.

  • Healing depends partially on the patient’s responses to surgery but also partially on the degree and complexity of the nose surgery required.
  • Whilst all cosmetic plastic surgery has down time, swelling from nose surgery can take a year or longer to fully resolve before your results become apparent – this requires patience.
  • And as with any cosmetic procedure, surgical or otherwise, there are risks vs benefits to consider before consenting.


In Summary, if a surgical Rhinoplasty is so complex, is a temporary liquid rhinoplasty any better?

  • Liquid Rhinoplasty may work for some adjustments, but typically only for small ones OR for particular nose changes.
  • Not every patient will be suited and there are some serious risks to be aware of when injecting around the nose or eye area; but if you’re curious, phone us and ask us for a consult to assess your nose reshaping options.
  • Be sure you understand the benefits vs risks, and what can and can’t be accomplished, before consenting. Phone (03) 8849 1444 today or send an enquiry form in, below.

Further reading: Nose Surgery vs Dermal Filler Injections: The Key Differences

Liquid rhinoplasty for nose reshaping is often a far less involved procedure than surgery. It doesn’t require going under general anaesthesia; plus, bruising and swelling are usually less noticeable OR more transient.


In some ways, surgical Rhinoplasty is actually up to 20 or more micro-procedures – all interdependent and requiring the utmost of skill from your Plastic Surgeon.

  • Because of the importance of the functionality of the nose are, Surgeons need to ensure your nose structures are carefully adjusted to get a pleasing result
  • They also need to protect your nasal functions and ensure nose surgery doesn’t impede breathing

Rhinoplasty thus requires extensive planning as well as precision surgical skills, and even then, some results take a long time to assess and may be somewhat unpredictable.


  • Nose surgery, like other facial surgeries, has a relatively longer healing time than several other plastic surgery procedures.

But a liquid rhinoplasty using filler injections MAY or MAY NOT be the better solution above surgical Rhinoplasty. Here’s why.

Liquid Rhinoplasty solutions tend to involve less downtime than surgery. But they are not suited for everyone. They can only adjust some aspects of the nose, not all, in terms of shape, size or bridge height. Plus, you need to know the risks.

  • Reasons for wanting nose reshaping vary – is it size, shape, straightness or the bridge or tip you’re wanting changed?
  • Remember, every one’s unique. This includes variances in vascularity around the nose and eye area, which impact your procedure risks.
  • There will always be noticeable variability in surgical down time and facial swelling after surgery; but there is ALSO variability in risks and outcomes when a liquid rhinoplasty or nasal bridge rhinoplasty is performed using dermal filler injections.

Be sure you understand the risks before consenting – just because it’s non-surgical doesn’t mean it doesn’t have risks, most minor but some quite serious in nature.

  • Be sure you choose a highly qualified cosmetic injector with medical training and extensive experience in liquid rhinoplasty to optimise your safety.
  • Avoid cheap ‘back room’ shopping centres injection centres and unknown injectors when you’re getting a liquid nose job – choose quality and safety minded clinics, ideally one run by a FRACS Surgeon, with a good reputation in the community.


If you’re only needing a minor enhancement, you could explore your options for a Liquid Rhinoplasty (a non-surgical dermal filler nose shaping treatment offered by some cosmetic injectors).

A Liquid Rhinoplasty must be carefully performed. Everyone’s vascularity is unique, and because the nose is near the eye area, a liquid rhinoplasty also carries a greater complication risk than some of the other dermal filler treatments for facial rejuvenation or feature enhancement. To find out more, ask to see one of our Cosmetic Injecting Team members or – if surgery is likely to be needed to get the results you’re wanting – phone Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery.

The team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery also offers surgical Rhinoplasty options, including 3D imaging for nose surgery planning purposes.   We look forward to helping you assess your nose reshaping options.