- Liquid nose job is a popular non-permanent alternative to surgery.
- The procedure involves a doctor injecting facial fillers into the nose area.
- Learn more about liquid rhinoplasty here, from cost, pain level and recovery time.
If you’ve ever considered having rhinoplasty, but don’t want to have permanent plastic surgery, there’s a popular non-invasive treatment option that you’ve probably seen popping up all over TikTok lately (though, in all honesty , it has been around for years ). It’s called a “liquid nose job” and it uses fillers of hyaluronic acid to give you the end result of a nose job without having to go under the knife and the downtime of recovery.
If you’re considering doing the runny nose job yourself (or just curious what it entails), we asked plastic surgeon and BeautyFix MedSpa board-certified medical director Steve Fallek, MD, to give us a all the details. Keep reading below for everything you need to know about nose fillers.
What is liquid rhinoplasty?
Nose fillers, or “liquid rhinoplasty,” are a quick, easy, and convenient way to improve the overall shape and appearance of the nose without surgery. “It’s a non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery, using fillers to reshape your nose and make it straighter and more symmetrical in minutes,” says Dr. Fallek.
To get rid of the appearance of the bump, your doctor will inject the filler into the area around your nose, the tip to give a lifted effect, and (if requested) the bridge of your nose itself. For someone who wants to achieve a well-rounded profile without waiting months to walk into your doctor’s office or go through a lengthy healing process, a runny nose job is another option that takes about 10-15 minutes.
Are nasal filler injections painful?
Although pain is relative depending on each person, as well as the injection site, most experts agree that a runny nose job shouldn’t be more painful than a prick. Your practitioner will likely apply a numbing cream a few minutes before to help.
“A topical anesthetic is applied to the nose and surrounding area so that the patient does not feel pain from the needle,” says Dr. Fallek. “After the effect of the anesthesia, the doctor will inject the filler into the area around your nose and possibly into the bridge of your nose itself – each patient’s treatment is unique to the structure of their nose .”
How much does liquid rhinoplasty cost?
Depending on what state you live in and where you are traveling to get the procedure, nasal filler prices can vary. For example, in New York or California, nasal injections usually range from $800 to $2,000, but if you’re anywhere else in the country, they probably won’t exceed $1,000. At BeautyFix Medspa, Rhino Fillers start at around $1,500; they also offer patients flexible spending options to repay them over time.
How long does a runny nose job take?
The results of nasal filler can last anywhere from nine months to two years, depending on the type of filler used during the patient’s treatment. For example, Dr. Fallek determines how much hyaluronic acid filler to use during non-surgical rhinoplasty to be sure of the best results. It is common to see the doctor two weeks after your initial treatment to add more filler or to confirm if the amount used is best for long-lasting results.
Can the nose filler be removed?
In short: yes. “Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm products — including Voluma and Volbella — Restylane and Belotero products can be partially or completely removed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase,” says Dr. Fallek.
How to find the right doctor
Always be sure to do your research and ask to book an in-person consultation before committing to your decision. Most dermatologist offices across the country can perform this procedure, but be sure to review the doctor’s work to make sure they have a similar aesthetic to what you are looking for. If you know someone who has lip injections that you admire, consider asking them for a recommendation. If you choose to go to a clinic or medispa, just make sure the person you are seeing is a licensed or board-certified healthcare professional.
How should I prepare for my nose filler appointment?
There is essentially no preparation needed for this treatment. Since each person may react differently to any type of treatment, for best results and to reduce the risk of complications, most doctors will recommend that you discontinue the use of aspirin, omega-3 fatty acids, ibuprofen and other potential blood thinners three to seven days before treatment.
What to expect after treatment
After liquid rhinoplasty, you may feel mild pain, swelling, and redness where your injection was inserted. Within a few hours, the injection should begin to settle. Once the redness begins to fade, you will be better able to see the desired results.