Changing the shape of the nose without surgery

Few of us are satisfied with the shape of our nose, but not everyone will decide on the surgical methods of correction. Modern plastic surgery offers an effective way of correction without a scalpel, anesthesia and long-term rehabilitation - non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Method essence

With nonsurgical rhinoplasty, you can quickly correct the shape of the nose in the event of small errors. Dimples, bumps, bulges - all these problems can be eliminated without the use of a scalpel.

Introduction of special substances under the skin in problem areas

The shape of the nose during a nonsurgical rhinoplasty is corrected by injecting special substances under the skin into problem areas: some dissolve "excess" deposits, while others, on the contrary, fill the cavities and smooth the contours.

The method was developed to combat small aesthetic defects. She cannot reduce the size of the nose or radically change its shape.

The selection of injection products and sites as well as their volume is determined by a qualified surgeon. The specialist will also decide whether this method is suitable for correcting the shape of the nose.

Measured values ​​

The non-surgical contouring is strictly based on indications. The list of defects for which this rhinoplasty method is shown is quite narrow:

  • back depression;
  • low back;
  • asymmetry of the backrest;
  • notch of the tip;
  • insufficient tip projection;
  • tip asymmetry;
  • visible obvious transition from the tip to the back;
  • Asian or African nose shape;
  • Correction after a nose job.

The most effective method of non-surgical rhinoplasty for aesthetic sharpening and lengthening of the nose tip as well as for increasing the projection of the back.


Despite the apparent simplicity and safety of the procedure, non-surgical rhinoplasty has a number of contraindications. They can be divided into two groups: absolute and temporary. The procedure cannot be performed in the presence of the following diseases and pathological conditions:

  • endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism);
  • malicious formations;
  • hemophilia;
  • thrombophilia;
  • autoimmune diseases;
  • tendency of the skin to form scars;
  • Allergy to components of work formulations.

Also, the injection method cannot be performed if there are biodegradable fillers in the corrected area during repeated non-surgical rhinoplasty.

There are a number of conditions that become temporary contraindications to the procedure. Corrective injections should be postponed if:

  • pregnancy;
  • lactation;
  • the rehabilitation phase after cosmetic interventions (lifting, peeling, surfacing);
  • ARVI;
  • phase of exacerbation of chronic pathologies;
  • Skin inflammation.

When planning a non-surgical rhinoplasty, women should choose a date for the procedure that does not coincide with their period. Nowadays, hormonal changes occur that have a negative effect on the rate of blood clotting.

advantages and disadvantages

The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure is very popular. His requirement is explained by a number of significant advantages over surgical methods:

  • The session does not last long - about 20 minutes - and the result is displayed immediately after the process is finished.
  • There is practically no rehabilitation phase, bruises and swellings rarely remain on the skin.
  • the aesthetic effect lasts 1-3 years;
  • affordable cost of the procedure;
  • a small percentage of side effects;
  • is ​​performed under local anesthesia;
  • Safe ingredients for injectable formulations.

However, the method has certain disadvantages:

  • the effect is temporary, which means that the session must be repeated in 1-3 years;
  • The technology is only effective for small errors.
  • may be allergic to the components of injectable formulations.

For the benefit of the procedure, it is important to consult an experienced, qualified surgeon.

The injection method requires jewelry and precise work, otherwise the adjustment will only worsen your appearance.

Non-surgical correction methods

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be performed with a variety of medications and means. The choice of a method of correction is determined by a specialist on the basis of existing defects, structural features of the nose and the presence of contraindications. Depending on the purpose of the procedure, non-surgical rhinoplasty is divided into three groups:

  1. Magnification. When it is necessary to enlarge some parts of the nose (lifting or straightening the back, removing pits), so-called fillers are used - substances that serve as subcutaneous implants.
  2. Decrease. Injections with certain hormonal agents melt excess areas of soft tissue. Usually this method is used to correct the tip, wings, or thickness of the bridge of the nose.
  3. No injection. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be done with tongues or sutures. These methods are used when the position of the tip or the shape of the nostrils needs to be corrected.
Rhinoplasty can be performed with tongue or suture

All of these contouring rhinoplasty techniques are relatively non-traumatic and safe. Their implementation brings, even if only temporarily, a quick result without a long rehabilitation period.

Hormonal drugs

Dissolving the soft tissues of the nose is relatively tedious. In order to do the least harm to health and to control the process of changing the contour, specialists divide hormonal rhinoplasty into several sessions. Usually the correction time is 2-3 weeks.

Before having hormonal rhinoplasty, you should see an endocrinologist: the specialist will prescribe tests for you and determine whether this procedure is safe for you based on hormone levels.

The procedure is indicated when excess tissue needs to be removed in the presence of the following aesthetic defects:

  • wide wings;
  • volumetric tip
  • ;
  • wing asymmetry;
  • broad back;
  • hump.

The advantage of hormonal contouring is the long-lasting effect that can last up to 5 years.


The use of the injection implantation method has the opposite effect: the introduction of special substances under the skin is intended to fill the existing pits and depressions. Can be used as a filler:

  1. Safe natural and synthetic gels. They are used to fill pits and hollows, and to align and smooth contour lines.
  2. botulinum gels. The active ingredients of Botox stop the work of muscle fibers and nerve endings and immobilize the necessary areas. Such gels are mainly used to eliminate involuntary tip movement or sagging.
  3. Autolog. The patient's own fat tissue is used as a "filler" for injections. This method of correction is believed to have a life-long effect, but lipofilling is not used as widely in our country.
the introduction of special substances under the skin

Fillers of the first group are most often used for contour correction. Depending on the choice of the type of drug, the duration of the procedure can have different effects - from six months to three years. There are several groups of fillers:

  • biodegradable are based on collagen, hyaluronic acid, the effect of which is prolonged by slowly absorbable preparations;
  • biodegradable gels are based on synthetic substances.

When using drugs of the first group, the correction has a relatively short-term effect - up to 1 year, but they are natural and safe.


An effective no-injection method based on the use of threads. The purpose of the procedure is to correct the position of the tip of the nose or to reshape the wings.


If there are contraindications to injection methods, a splint can be used to correct the shape of the nose. This is a bespoke device made of plaster of paris and plastic. With a langette you can:

  • changes the contours and position of the tip of the nose;
  • adjusts the shape of the wings;
  • corrects the curvature of the back;
  • Align the contours of the bridge of the nose.

Preparation, procedures and rehabilitation

The most sought after and popular are the correction methods based on the action of hormones and fillers. Before the procedure, the surgeon will refer you to consultations with close specialists: therapist, dermatologist and endocrinologist to make sure that you do not have any contraindications.

After visiting close specialists, you need to visit the surgeon again to determine the procedure for the procedure and the required dosage of drugs.

The process itself takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the complexity. It takes place in several steps:

  1. Skin treatment with antiseptics.
  2. Local anesthesia.
  3. Injection of the drug into problem areas with an atraumatic cannula.
  4. Applying a cold compress.

In fact, there is no rehabilitation phase for non-surgical rhinoplasty. When the procedure is over and the local anesthetic is less effective, you can go home immediately. After the sessions, there are usually no bruises and swelling, such consequences only occur in patients with hypersensitive skin.

Possible consequences and complications

After completing the procedure, the surgeon will give recommendations on what to do after the operation: You should avoid going to baths and saunas for some time and protect your nose from injuries. In the latter case, the injected fillers can shift or break through to the vessels and underlying tissues.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be associated with complications resulting from the surgeon's negligence, non-compliance with post-operative recommendations, or the patient's health characteristics.

In some cases there are short-term complications that do not require therapy - they appear immediately after the manipulation at the injection sites and go away on their own:

  • pain;
  • swelling;
  • redness;
  • small hematomas.

There are also long-term consequences and complications that can occur both immediately after the manipulation and a few months afterwards:

  • tissue fibrosis;
  • delayed allergic reactions;
  • vascular embolism;
  • infection with the herpes virus;
  • Gravity pulls the filler under the skin.
  • thread bleeds under the skin;
  • Thread breakage.

According to statistics, complications after non-surgical rhinoplasty are rare. You can avoid undesirable consequences by contacting a qualified surgeon who has extensive experience with such manipulations. It is also important to strictly follow all the recommendations of the specialist after the procedure.

Before and after photos

before and after

The photos below show that non-surgical rhinoplasty is really effective when a small correction to the shape of the nose is required. This technique allows you to get rid of aesthetic problems and defects, as well as align the contours.