When people used to say they were having a nose job that meant they were going under the knife for a cosmetic procedure. These days, it could mean they are opting for a “non-surgical nose job”.
If you’ve spent any time on social media lately, you’ve probably noticed more and more people talking about this quick cosmetic fix. But, what exactly is it and why are people being drawn to it? Let’s take a look…
What is a “non-surgical nose job”?
A non-surgical nose job uses fillers like Juvederm and Restylane that are injected into areas of the nose to fix imperfections. No actual cutting is done to give the nose its new shape. The results typically last for six months. But, some patients report their results lasting for up to one year or longer. After that time, many return to the plastic surgeon’s office for another injection. But, there are concerns of inflammation due to repeated trauma in the same areas of the nose.
Why are people drawn to this procedure?
Many people opt for this procedure over a routine rhinoplasty because it is quicker and cheaper at face value. It is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime procedure” because it can be done quickly by simply numbing the area before injecting the filler. Many people go back to work right after getting it done versus a recovery period of a few days.
The typical “non-surgical nose job” costs around $2,000, depending on the type of filler you choose while a traditional nose job can run you around $8,000 to $14,000 or more. Since the results of a non-surgical nose job don’t last a lifetime, the cost adds up with each return visit. If you’re looking for more than a temporary quick fix, a traditional nose job is often the procedure of choice.