Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty – Everything You Need to Know

The non-surgical nose job is shaping up to be one of the hottest aesthetic trends of 2021 as UK adults search for affordable alternatives to going under the knife.

Here we take an in-depth look at the procedure with input from aesthetics expert Sharon King RN NIP MSc as well our product development team at UTH.

What is a non-surgical nose job?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as nose augmentation, uses dermal filler products to correct imperfections on the nose, which could be bent or misshapen either because of an accident or genetic make-up.

It is a procedure that can be done very quickly, within as little as an hour, and with an extremely quick recovery time. All factors that have earned the procedure the nickname of the ‘lunchtime nose job’. In comparison to surgical rhinoplasty, which can take 1.5 – 3 hours in surgery and up to two weeks to recover, this is one of the huge plus points of a non-surgical nose job.

Nose augmentation can be used to correct the appearance of a dorsal hump or irregularity in the nose. The practitioner will inject the dermal filler to plump out or reshape the area next to a dorsal hump, which smoothes out the line of the nose. It can also be used to lift the tip of nose. The results can last for as long as 12 to 18 months.

Overall, the effect will be to balance the proportions of the nose, creating smoother lines and a more pleasing appearance.

What type of dermal filler is needed?

Sharon King, an expert aesthetic practitioner who has performed this procedure for many years explains the difference in the type of dermal filler needed for this procedure.

“Typically, a denser type of dermal filler such as the Deep product within the UTH Aesthetics range can be used. The filler will be laid on top of bone so you need something that will hold its shape and that has longevity. Deep is one of the products in the range with a greater lifting capacity as it is designed for tissue augmentation, volume and facial contouring. A filler like this would have an advanced ability to mould and maintain structure and it’s also longer lasting than some of the less viscous products.”

How painful is a non-surgical nose job?

Sharon continued: “The procedure usually produces little discomfort, and the nose may be tender for a day or two after it has been completed. Numbing cream will be applied to the area first to help with any discomfort.

“A dermal filler containing Lidocaine, such as UTH Deep, will help with any pain or discomfort as it is a local anaesthetic.”

How much is non-surgical rhinoplasty?

It can cost anywhere in the region of £450 – £900, which in comparison is a significant saving on the £4000 – £9000 it costs for a surgical rhinoplasty operation.

It’s not a permanent procedure meaning it’s a great way to test the water and see how a new nose shape might alter your appearance. Most rhinoplasty procedures using dermal filler can last from 12 to 18 months.

Are there any risks/complications or things to consider?

When it comes to non-surgical rhinoplasty the nose appears smoother and gives a more pleasing shape, this can sometimes draw the eye, so an experienced practitioner will often suggest treatments to the chin or different areas of the face to ensure everything is balanced.

Previous nose surgery can increase the risks when performing a non-surgical treatment, a practitioner who is experienced in this procedure should be consulted.

Sharon said: “The need for treatment should be carefully assessed by the practitioner. More often there is a younger demographic enquiring about this treatment as it’s something they’ve always been bothered about.”

Where to get a non-surgical nose job

“Equal amounts of women and men are now coming for treatments,” explains Sharon King who runs the Cosmedic Aesthetics Clinic in Tamworth alongside her husband Dr Martyn King.

“Recently we treated a couple who both had nose augmentation treatments. Lindi wanted more definition to her nose, where her partner Alfie wanted to correct a broken nose that was the result of a kickboxing accident.

“A total of 0.3ml UTH Deep was injected deeply into Alfie’s nose to treat the previously fractured nose. Similarly, 0.3ml of UTH Deep was injected directly onto the periosteum of Lindi’s nose to give a straighter dorsum of the nose and sculpting to raise the central portion. Both Lindi and Alfie were extremely pleased with the results.”