A Guide to Nasal Shaping

With many people thinking that their noses fall short of the aesthetically pleasing mark, it’s no surprise that there has been a large increase in rhinoplasty surgery over the last number of years. However, not everyone is able to afford surgery and a lot of individuals are terrified of going under the scalpel; so what other options are available?

Non-surgical nasal shaping (or nose reshaping) is one of the best ways to get the nose that you desire, without having to go under the knife. The procedure is not only short and long lasting, but it can easily correct issues such as:

  • Straightening injured & crooked noses
  • Fixing sinus problems
  • Helping with breathing
  • Reduce snoring

Not everyone is considered a good candidate for nasal shaping, but for most, this new technique offers a wonderful alternative for those who don’t want to consider getting an operation. It’s also a cost-effective way for patients to “test-drive” a nose reshaping before committing to the permanent changes that’s possible with surgical rhinoplasty. 

If you’re one of the many people who are conscious because of your nasal features, then this simple guide to non-surgical nose shaping that may give you the answers that you are looking for. 


How Does Nasal Shaping Work?

Nasal shaping works through the use of dermal fillers which are injected into the nose, making improvements that can last up to a year. By injecting the dermal fillers in the nose at certain points, it can help smooth out bumps, reshape the nasal tip, as well as improving nasal symmetry.

To help straighten hooked noses, the filler is injected above and below the “bump” on the nose. For a more refined and thinner look, filler is applied to the tip of the nose; the tip can be further lifted by doing some additional work on the depressor nasalis muscle, which is the muscle that pulls the nose down.

One of the great things about this non-surgical nasal shaping is the short amount of time that the procedure takes. In most cases, the entire process will be finished within 10 to 15 minutes, making the procedure a lunchtime job. The results of the procedure are also immediate.

However, it’s important to note that although the procedure is quick and simple, the results are temporary and more dermal filler will need to be applied down the line to maintain your desired look.


What are the Risks Involved?

Like any cosmetic treatment there can be risks involved, however, these risks are not as severe as surgical methods. The main risk is that you may have a reaction to the local anesthetic, which is used to make you comfortable and reduce the sting of the needle. You may also experience mild swelling, redness and tenderness but this will pass very quickly.

Non-surgical nasal shaping has successfully been carried out over 9 million times, in 70 different countries. Some of the materials used in dermal fillers are biocompatible and biodegradable, thus making it safe for the body.


Advantages of Nasal Shaping

There are many advantages to choosing non-surgical over surgical options if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your nose:

  • It’s non-invasive: Surgical options require you to go into hospital, be put under general anesthetic and a scalpel is used to cut open the nose. Often the nose may have to be broken to place it into position and this is all very invasive. In contrast, non-surgical procedures take no time at all and are much less invasive.
  • It’s cheaper: Not everyone can afford surgery, and thus having a cheaper alternative is wonderful. The non-surgical option is much cheaper and more affordable, suiting a wide range of patients.  
  • No recovery time: The recovery time after surgery is often pretty lengthy and patients will be required to take time off work to let the bruising and swelling go down. Other than a little redness and slight swelling, the non-surgical procedure has very little physical recovery time.