A Non Surgical Nose Job May Be Best for You

Posted on August 5, 2021

Patients often opt for non-surgical rhinoplasty because it is quick and affordable.

A non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic treatment that recently became popular among both adult men and women. Patients often opt for non-surgical rhinoplasty because it is quicker and more affordable than surgical rhinoplasty.

But with all the popularity surrounding this procedure, is it really the best procedure for you?

In this article, I will talk about the non-surgical nose job, its benefits, and whether it is the best treatment for you or not.

What Is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

As its name implies, a non-surgical nose job is a non-invasive procedure that aims to change the nose’s appearance. It is done by injecting nose fillers into one’s nose. Due to its non-surgical nature, many patients choose it over surgical rhinoplasty.

Also known as liquid nose job and nose fillers, a non-surgical nose job is a quick and safe procedure. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can smooth out bumps in your nose, make it look less bulbous, or enhance its tip.

In addition, a non-surgical nose job is ideal for those who are not ready for a permanent solution yet. These people are either worried about the price, recovery, and risks associated with surgical rhinoplasty.

While a non-surgical nose job involves some risks, it has fewer side effects compared to surgical rhinoplasty. Furthermore, a liquid nose job requires less downtime. It is also more affordable compared to surgical rhinoplasty in the short run.

Plus, going under the knife is something many people are afraid of. Hence, a non-surgical nose job is a quicker alternative.

Non Surgical Nose Job Female

Liquid rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to enhance the look of your nose.

A lunchtime nose job offers you a wide range of benefits.

Benefits of a Non-Surgical Nose Job

Here are the several benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty:

1. A non-surgical nose job is a quick procedure.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be completed within 30 minutes. It is a quick procedure that can be done over lunch, hence the name “lunchtime nose job”.

When done by a skilled cosmetic doctor, a non-surgical nose job should show immediate results. All of my patients saw improvements right after the procedure.

Thus, a non-surgical nose job is ideal if you have a busy schedule and do not want to spend hours in surgery to enhance your nose.

2. A lunchtime nose job has less downtime.

On top of being quick, a lunchtime nose job has less downtime. You can recover from it quickly, usually without the need for medication. Proper post-operative care can also speed up recovery. These include putting ice on the affected area for 10 minutes each day and getting enough rest.

In addition, bruising and swelling usually subside in a day or so. This means that you can resume your day-to-day activities the day after the procedure. All of my patients were able to go home and resume work or school the same day.

3. A non surgical nose job is less risky.

Traditional rhinoplasty is a major surgical procedure that has risks. While liquid rhinoplasty also has risks, they are less intense and fewer in number.

In particular, a non-surgical nose job usually includes two main risks― bruising and swelling. On the upside, bruising and swelling usually subside in a day or so.

On the other hand, a surgical nose job has more risks involved. While these risks also include bruising and swelling, it might take weeks for them to subside.

In addition, you will experience less pain in a non-surgical nose job than its surgical counterpart. Going under the knife scares some people, so you should consider a liquid nose job if you prefer less pain.

4. A lunchtime nose job is effective.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can achieve almost the same results as surgical rhinoplasty. Nose fillers can change the shape, angle, and size of your nose. The only difference is that you do not have to go under the knife for a liquid nose job.

While the effects of surgical rhinoplasty last longer than non-surgical rhinoplasty, you can have your nose fillers again to prolong the results. My patients usually come back to my clinic once the results have worn off. They saw the exact same results after getting nose fillers again.

5. A non-surgical nose job is more affordable.

Another reason why many patients choose liquid rhinoplasty is the price. Not everyone can afford to spend several thousand on a surgical nose job.

Liquid rhinoplasty is a great alternative that allows you to get the results you want without the hefty price. It can also enhance your nose’s appearance while you save up for surgery.

Additionally, the procedure is great for those who want to see how an enhanced nose looks before deciding to go for surgery.

Either way, a non-surgical nose job is an excellent alternative for those who want to save money and time.

What to Expect Before a Non-Surgical Nose Job

You should consult a doctor before the procedure. While a non-surgical nose job is non-invasive, it involves some risks (more about this later). Given this, you should know whether liquid rhinoplasty is the best for you or not.

During my pre-procedure consultation, I will ask you what your goals are. I will listen to the issues you have with your nose and the changes you want to see. Then, I will check your current condition and medical history.

Based on these, I will tell you if a non-surgical nose job fits you. If you have other concerns, I might suggest other procedures like non-surgical facelift and laser resurfacing.

Once you approve the treatment plans I suggest, you can schedule your appointment.

Liquid rhinoplasty might be an excellent treatment, but it is not fit for everyone.

Liquid rhinoplasty might be an excellent treatment, but it is not fit for everyone.

Liquid rhinoplasty is a quick procedure that can be completed within 30 minutes.

What to Expect During a Non-Surgical Nose Job

I will first apply topical numbing cream to your nose. I do this so you feel as little pain as possible.

Then, I will mark the injection points. I accurately do this, so the dermal filler will be injected exactly where it needs to be.

I will then insert the needle in these points, injecting the dermal fillers into your skin. I will continue this until all points are covered. I use a conservative approach because fillers can always be added but not reduced.

Depending on your goals, I will then shape the fillers on certain points using my fingers.

You can see the results of a non surgical nose job right away.

What to Expect After a Non-Surgical Nose Job

You can see the results immediately after your non-surgical nose job. However, it takes up to two weeks for the nose fillers to fully settle. These results look natural and subtle, so you should not worry about people noticing you had a nose job.

In addition, you can go home minutes after the procedure. Since the procedure is non-surgical, you can go back to work or school the same day. However, you must avoid intense physical activities like running and lifting while you recover.

You can also do certain things to help you recover faster. For one, you can use a cold compress on the target area for 10 minutes each day. Sleeping enough and in an elevated position also helps.

Full results can be seen within two weeks, as the dermal fillers need time to fully settle.

Is a Non-Surgical Nose Job Effective?

Yes, it is. A non-surgical nose job has the same set of effects as a surgical nose job. While non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot fix severe problems like nose injuries and botched nose jobs, it can solve a wide range of problems.

In particular, a non-surgical nose job is effective for:

  • People with bulbous noses
  • People with bumps on their bridges
  • People who want to enhance their nose tips
  • People who want to increase the height of their bridges
  • People with strange-looking nose angles
  • People with big noses
  • People with small noses
woman Non Surgical Nose Job photo before and after

A non-surgical nose job is an effective treatment as long as it is done by a skilled doctor.

How Long Does a Non Surgical Nose Job Last?

How long a non-surgical nose job lasts varies from one person to another. For some, results can last for up to a year. For others, results can last longer than that.

In general, a non-surgical nose job can last for 12 months to 18 months. If you notice that the results are starting to wear off, it is best to consult your doctor immediately.

Most of my patients’ results last for more than a year. They usually come back to have another non-surgical nose job once their original nose appearance comes back.

Non-surgical Nose job before and after

The longevity of a liquid nose job’s results varies per patient.

Risks Associated With Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

Just like any cosmetic procedure, a lunchtime nose job comes with risks. On the upside, the risks are minimal and subside after a day or so.

Bruising and swelling are the main risks associated with liquid nose jobs. However, they disappear fast. My patients usually see less bruising and swelling a day or two after the surgery. They usually disappear between one and two weeks.

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A non-surgical nose job involves bruising and swelling.


A non-surgical nose job is a great alternative to a surgical one. It is quick, affordable, and involves fewer risks. If you have been asking if there’s a non-surgical nose job near me, look no more. See this nose filler before and after gallery to see what my team and I can do for you.

Contact us to start your nose-enhancing journey today!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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