FAQ ABOUT Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Does non-surgical rhinoplasty hurt?
When you go in for non-surgical rhinoplasty, you’ll have the option of anaesthetic numbing cream. Practitioners will use needles, cannulas, or a mixture of the two during the procedure and there is also a large degree of manual manipulation of the filler, through firm massage, once it’s been injected. The nose isn’t accustomed to that kind of attention and can become quite tender during the procedure, so the numbing cream can be a good idea just to make sure that you don’t experience any pain. If you don’t have an issue with needles then you could probably go without, but there are a couple of situations when I’d really recommend the cream. For more information download the full non-surgical rhinoplasty factsheet.
How much does non-surgical rhinoplasty cost?
This will depend on the practitioner and how much work needs to be done, but you can expect to pay upwards of £500 for non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment. Please keep in mind the safety issues surrounding dermal fillers and ensure that you avoid bargain-basement deals.
How long does it take to recover from a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
In terms of recovery from non-surgical rhinoplasty, there isn’t any required or recommended downtime after the procedure. You can expect to continue your life as normal as soon as you leave the clinic. The topical anaesthetic doesn’t make you groggy and it’s rare to experience even a blocked nose! Since non-surgical rhinoplasty involves a lot of manipulation of the nose, the only thing you have to worry about is swelling, bruising and tenderness directly after the procedure. Just treat your nose gently – you can apply a fridge-temperature cold compress if you’re experiencing discomfort – and this should subside after a few days.
Are there any side effects to a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
The most common side effects with non-surgical rhinoplasty are swelling and tenderness, which is due to the degree of manipulation that the nose goes through during the procedure. You can also expect some additional redness to your nose as the body increases blood flow to the area. There may also be some bruising, which can happen with any injection. This will all normally subside in a few days.
These are the common side effects specifically associated with non-surgical rhinoplasty, but please download my full non-surgical rhinoplasty factsheet for a complete list of side effects that can occur with all dermal fillers. It’s important to be informed and an understanding of the risks is vital going into any procedure.