Liquid Rhinoplasty

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping, is performed as a surgery. However, surgical methods of nose reshaping are neither necessary nor attractive to every patient. We are pleased to offer the alternative of non-surgical nose reshaping, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, to patients who desire a more attractive nose shape, but do not want to undergo a surgical procedure.

To learn more about liquid rhinoplasty, please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 and schedule your consultation today. We welcome patients from Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and all surrounding areas of California.

What Is a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

woman looking to the side, resting her chin on her handNon-surgical rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic nose reshaping that is accomplished with dermal fillers. An alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, this technique relies on dermal fillers to address issues such as asymmetry, drooping nasal tip, bumps, and divots that can detract from the overall appearance of the nose.

How Is a Liquid Rhinoplasty Different Than a Regular Rhinoplasty?

During rhinoplasty, incisions are made on the inside and outside of the nostrils to manipulate cartilage and reshape the nose. A surgical procedure, rhinoplasty requires a recovery period during which specific instructions must be followed to help reduce risks such as infection or poor results.

Liquid rhinoplasty is somewhat of a misnomer as the procedure isn’t rhinoplasty at all. Rather, this technique utilizes dermal fillers to add volume to specific areas of the nose to address isolated deformities and minor asymmetry. Non-surgical nose reshaping does not require a recovery period or necessitate any activity restrictions.

Why Should I Consider a Liquid Rhinoplasty Over a Regular Rhinoplasty?

If your issues are entirely cosmetic and minor enough to address with dermal fillers, liquid rhinoplasty may be a better solution because it is minimally invasive and comes with little to no risk. Dermal fillers are generally well-tolerated, do not require downtime, and can produce instant results. They cannot, however, address issues such as septal deviation, nostril deformities, or more pronounced cosmetic concerns. For these issues, surgical rhinoplasty will be the more effective option.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for the Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for liquid rhinoplasty are patients who have small deformities, such as a dorsal hump, or minor cosmetic concerns, such as slight asymmetry or tip projection issues. Because it is non-surgical, there are fewer requirements for this procedure than there would be for surgical rhinoplasty, but it is still best to have a board-certified plastic surgeon assess your candidacy.

If you are considering nose reshaping, use the contact form on this page or call our Los Altos office to schedule a consultation today.

The Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure Explained

During the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure, a dermal filler is injected into precisely targeted areas of the nose to restore lost volume and improve shape and symmetry. At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer several fillers, including Juvederm® and Restylane®, to perform nose reshaping. The procedure is outpatient and performed in-office, and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

Recovery and Aftercare for the Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure

Results from liquid rhinoplasty are typically visible within one to four hours, and most people can resume all normal activities right away. There may be some redness at the injection site and minor swelling or discomfort, but these things should subside quickly.

You will not be required to limit activities or skip work, but you may benefit from a cold compress immediately following injections. We will provide you with specific instructions based on your needs and lifestyle to help ensure the most pleasing experience.

While there is no aftercare required for non-surgical nose reshaping, taking proper care of your skin is always a good idea. We will be happy to discuss professional skincare products that can be used following your procedure to help keep your nose and all surrounding areas looking clean, healthy, and radiant.

How Long Do the Results of a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Last?

Liquid rhinoplasty can produce results for anywhere from several months to two or more years. This is dependent on the type of filler used and the amount of correction required to achieve your desired look.

During your non-surgical nose reshaping consultation, we will discuss all of your options, including fat grafting, to help you determine which option will best meet your needs.

Contact us Today!

Call our Los Altos office at 650-934-7020 to schedule your liquid rhinoplasty consultation today. Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from San Jose, Santa Clara, and all surrounding California communities.