What is the difference between a non-surgical nose job and rhinoplasty? How do I decide which option is best for me?
February 1st, 2013
A non-surgical nose job and rhinoplasty are vastly different procedures. A non-surgical nose job is a relatively simple, non-invasive procedure with temporary results; in contrast, rhinoplasty is one of the most complex, invasive plastic surgery procedures and has permanent results.
Non-surgical nose procedures may be used to address issues such as a bump on the nose or nasal tip problems. These procedures involve the use of injections or neurotoxins. Injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse can add volume and smooth bumps, while neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport are used to lift the nasal tip.
Non-surgical nose job treatments cannot reduce the size of the nose, change its inherent structure, reduce a large tip, narrow a wide nose or help with breathing difficulties. In other words, these treatments are not a replacement for rhinoplasty.
That being said, a non-surgical nose job may be the right choice for you if you want a temporary change in appearance. These procedures only last up to six months. They are often a good option if you want to look great for a party or wedding. They are also a useful way to test out the results before deciding to have the far more complicated rhinoplasty procedure.