According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual trends report, nose reshaping has overtaken breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic procedure (352 555). Last year, facial procedures were more popular than ever, with eyelid surgery (352 112 and facelifts (234,374) being the most popular. There is no statistical data to explain the increase in facial cosmetic surgery. However, you can correlate it with excessive Zoom calls, TikTok’s rise in video-first social media platforms, and extra downtime.
If you ask someone who has considered Rhinoplasty, they will tell you that they have gone back and forth about making a decision. It could be because of the high cost, long recovery times, anxiety over the surgery, fear of the consequences, or the fact that it may not be permanent. What’s the alternative for those who are still undecided?
What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty is also known as liquid Rhinoplasty. It involves injecting dermal filler (such as hyaluronic acid) into the nose to change its shape. A Park Avenue plastic surgeon who has performed over 15,000 procedures in New York City explained it more: “With a thorough understanding of the three-dimensional surgical anatomy and nose, I can get injectable filler to lift the tip, straighten the bridge, improve the symmetry, and define the bulbousness of the nose.
It is important to note that liquid Rhinoplasty can be very satisfying and cost around 60% less than traditional Rhinoplasty.
Benefits of Liquid Rhinoplasty
Liquid Rhinoplasty can be used for a variety of reasons. These are some of the main benefits:
- Rhinoplasty is less expensive than surgery
- Little to no downtime
- Instant gratification
says that nonsurgical Rhinoplasty is a highly precise and quick way to enhance the contour of the nose. says that patient satisfaction is very high. However, it must be maintained over time and cannot be used to remove tissue, alter breathing function or reduce the nasal width.
Mexico, who sees many nonsurgical rhinoplasty patients, told me that she has the same expectations and benefits regarding “liquid” rhinoplasty. She explains that this procedure is only for cosmetic purposes. Its sole purpose is to harmonize your face with symmetry. This procedure cannot correct breathing problems such as a deviated septum or other conditions that can affect breathing. Both doctors agree that there is minimal downtime, which is huge considering that surgery can take several weeks to heal and 12-14 months to see full results.
Who is eligible for nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
The doctors mentioned that the procedure is only available to certain candidates who meet certain criteria. According to Dr. Shenk, patients with functional breathing problems, large or very over-projected noses, or the desire for a permanent solution to their problem are the best candidates for surgery. She mentions that patients looking to improve their bumps or droopy tips would be a good candidate for liquid Rhinoplasty.
She also points out that patients with too many nose surgeries are not ideal candidates. She explains that patients who have had multiple nasal-related procedures can be difficult to inject because it is more difficult to do so. “I don’t take patients with deep scarring. It wouldn’t work.” also notes that it is important to consider the weight of the tip of a patient’s nose. A nonsurgical procedure won’t help if it’s too heavy. The filler’s weight will cause the cartilage to shrink again.