Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as liquid rhinoplasty or a liquid nose job, is a minimally invasive treatment designed to improve the overall appearance of the nose via a customized combination of injectable dermal fillers. For many of our Austin patients, this procedure can be an excellent way to change the shape of the nose without going through surgery.
As a rhinoplasty specialist and advanced injector, Dr. Antunes has extensive experience in performing non-surgical rhinoplasties. He has a profound knowledge of nasal anatomy and the way changes to the underlying structures will change the appearance. He also understands the properties of dermal fillers and appreciates the level of detail that is required for these procedures.
Why do it?
The main benefit of this procedure is avoiding surgery and its downtime. Dermal fillers can be strategically placed on the nose to enhance certain areas and improve the appearance.
When looking at a nose, we are looking into contours that create highlights and shadows on the surface. By purposely placing fillers in certain areas, we can:
- Smooth out dorsal nasal humps
- Augment a low nasal bridge
- Elevate and rotate the tip of the nose
- Achieve a more balanced look for crooked noses
It is important to understand that non-surgical rhinoplasty works by adding, not subtracting. While we can improve the appearance with fillers, we cannot reduce the size of the nose.
How is it done?
This is done in our office under topical anesthesia with cream. The filler (I prefers to use hyaluronic acid-based fillers) is placed under the skin and gently massaged to smooth out the shape of the nose. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes and most patients can resume their routine immediately after the procedure. Swelling is typically minimal and bruising is rare.
How long do results last?
The results of a non-surgical nose job are generally noticeable immediately after the procedure and can last about 1 to 2 years. As the volumizing effect of the treatment diminishes, touch-up injections can be done for maintenance.
How much does it cost?
On average, the cost of a non-surgical rhinoplasty ranges from $500 to $1,000. The exact price of treatment for each individual will vary based on the specific filler or combination of fillers and the amount that is used. With a variety of monthly payment plans available, the cost of liquid rhinoplasty can fit virtually any budget.
If you are interested in learning more about non-surgical rhinoplasty in Austin, please contact us to request a consultation, or call us at (512) 288-8200.