Non-Surgical Nose Job Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
What is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
Traditionally, the correction of nasal contours or nasal enhancement required a surgical procedure known as surgical rhinoplasty, or more commonly, a ‘nose job.’ While surgical rhinoplasty provides excellent results for many, some individuals do not wish to undergo surgery. Recently, advanced injection techniques have been developed as an alternative to surgery to improve nasal shape and contours and to address other nasal concerns.
What concerns can be addressed with a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
A wide range of concerns can be addressed with a non-surgical nose job, including the correction of humps, bumps and asymmetries, augmentation of a flat nasal bridge, as well as reduction of bunny lines and nostril flaring, and others.
How do I know if I am a candidate for a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
A medical assessment is required prior to undergoing any surgical or injectable treatment of the nose. Your dermatologist will listen to your concerns and assess the nature of the issue through a detailed physical examination. This will include looking at the nose and how it relates to the rest of the face. A treatment plan will then be formulated to meet your needs.
What materials are used in a Non-Surgical Nose Job procedure?
In general, dermal fillers and/or botulinum toxin can be employed in a non-surgical nose job. The selection of materials is based on each individual patient’s treatment goal.
The most commonly used fillers for the nose include hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxlyapatite. Both of these fillers are used to adjust nasal contours and adjust the shape of the nose. Dermal fillers are especially useful for the correction of a nasal hump, enhancement of a flat nasal bridge at the root of the nose, softening of a bony nose contour, correction of nose asymmetries, the augmentation of the nasal tip and more.
The main botulinum toxins used in the face in Canada include Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport®. Botulinum toxin works by adjusting the balance of muscle activities. For example, botulinum toxin can be used to improvement of nasal ‘bunny lines’ that are visible with squinting, reduce nostril flaring, correct nasal tip drooping, and more.
Please note that use of some dermal fillers and botulinum toxins in the nose is considered ‘off-label’.