Non-surgical nose job is an option for those who are seeking a cosmetic change, but want to avoid the repercussions of an invasive procedure. It’s the second most popular surgery in the U.S., after breast augmentation, but it does not come without its drawbacks. Rhinoplasty can cost anywhere from $4,500 to $15,000, depending on the region, complexity, and surgeon. Furthermore, it’s a permanent change—so if anything goes wrong, the recipient is stuck with it or will have to undergo a corrective surgery for correction.
Non-invasive rhinoplasty for nose reshaping is the optimal choice for many. The same is true of several other cosmetic surgeries, such as jowl lift, cheek lift, chin augmentation, and blepharoplasty.
How Non-Surgical Nose Job and Other Treatments are Possible
Non-surgical nose job injects a calcium-based gel called Radiesse into the areas to be contoured as desired. Because Radiesse is made from hydroxyapatite (a component found naturally within our bones and collagen), it takes on a firm, matrix-like consistency that can be shaped and molded after it is first injected. Once the shape is set, Radiesse acts as a support structure beneath the skin, evening out bumps and asymmetries. It can build the bridge of the nose higher and also provide lift and firmness to the tip of the nose, if desired. The microspheres of hydroxyapatite within the gel compound also promote the formation of new collagen fibers in the skin.
In addition to non-surgical nose job, Radiesse can be used to achieve non-surgical chin augmentation, cheek lift, and jowl lift. The hyaluronic acid injections, Restylane and Juvederm can also be used to achieve similar results for all of these cosmetic enhancements except rhinoplasty, but with the inlusion of non-surgical blepharoplasty. Restylane and Juvederm bind with collagen and elastin, as well as absorb water. In doing so, these dermal fillers hydrate the skin, bringing new firmness.
How to Choose Your Treatment
No matter which injection is used, all three can produce a notable aesthetic improvement without the permanence of surgery, and for a much smaller cost. Non-surgical nose job with Radiesse typically last 12 to 18 months. Restylane treatments last 6 to 9 months. And Juvederm treatments last 4 to 6 months. Choosing which substance to use depends on the type of enhancement you wish to see—for example, structural versus skin-firming—and how long you wish it to last. These options should be thoroughly explained and discussed further with your practitioner.