Procedure: Typically 30 minutes or less
Anesthesia: Local or topical anesthesia
Recovery: Little to no downtime
Post-op Visits: 2 weeks to ensure excellent contour and symmetry
What Is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment designed to improve the shape and overall appearance of the nose via a customized combination of injectable dermal fillers. Sometimes referred to as non-surgical rhinoplasty or a non-surgical nose job, this popular procedure can be an excellent option for many individuals seeking to address particular aesthetic nasal concerns without incisions, surgery, and/or extended downtime.
Fort Worth plastic surgeon Jon Kurkjian, MD has extensive experience in performing liquid rhinoplasties for both women and men, and he is highly knowledgeable about the intricacies of using dermal fillers for nasal enhancement. In fact, he co-authored an important article¹ on the use of soft-tissue fillers in rhinoplasty that was published in the esteemed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (PRS) journal in 2014. By tailoring treatment to meet your unique needs and goals, Dr. Kurkjian can help you achieve a beautifully re-sculpted nose with exceptionally natural-looking results.
What Are the Benefits of Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Key benefits of a non-surgical nose job include the fact that treatment is minimally invasive, does not involve incisions, creates little—if any—discomfort, and results in minimal to no recovery or downtime. Depending on one’s specific concerns and desires, the liquid rhinoplasty procedure can be personalized to help:
- Smooth nasal humps or bumps
- Augment a flattened nasal bridge
- Elevate the tip of the nose
- Achieve a more balanced look for crooked noses
It is important to note that while liquid rhinoplasty can add volume to various features or correct certain cosmetic irregularities, it cannot reduce the size of the nose or resolve breathing issues. To address these concerns, a traditional surgical rhinoplasty is a more appropriate option.
How Is the Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure Performed?
To perform a non-surgical nose job, Dr. Kurkjian will carefully and strategically administer pre-selected dermal fillers into targeted areas of the nose. Once placed, these injections work to add subtle, localized volume for a more balanced appearance that looks completely natural. The most common fillers utilized during liquid rhinoplasty include hyaluronic acid-based JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, though the specific injectable(s) employed will be determined on a case by case basis. Performed with local and/or topical anesthesia to minimize potential discomfort, the entire treatment usually takes about 30 minutes to complete, and most patients are able to resume their normal daily routines as soon as they leave our office.
What Is Liquid Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?
Following a non-surgical nose job, swelling is typically minimal and bruising is rare. In the event these side effects do occur, they should resolve relatively quickly. The majority of individuals can return to office jobs and other non-strenuous activities immediately after treatment, but Dr. Kurkjian recommends avoiding anything that involves heavy lifting or significant physical exertion for at least a few hours.
How Long Do Liquid Rhinoplasty Results Last?
The results of a non-surgical nose job are generally noticeable right away and can last about two to three years for many people. Once the volumizing effects of treatment begin to fade, touch-up injections can usually be administered to help maintain an optimal outcome.
How Much Does Liquid Rhinoplasty Cost?
On average, the cost of a non-surgical nose job from our Fort Worth plastic surgeon is approximately $1,000. The exact price of treatment for each individual will vary based on the specific filler(s) used, what concerns are being treated, and how many injections are needed to achieve an ideal result. Since this is purely a cosmetic procedure—meaning healthcare insurance does not provide coverage—our practice offers several plastic surgery financing options to help make treatment as affordable as possible. With a variety of monthly payment plans to choose from, the cost of liquid rhinoplasty can fit virtually any budget.
Contact Our Practice
If you have additional questions about liquid rhinoplasty, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurkjian to find out if a non-surgical nose job would be right for you, please feel free to reach out to our practice online or by telephone today.
¹ “Soft-Tissue Fillers in Rhinoplasty.” T. Jonathan Kurkjian, Jamil Ahmad, Rod J. Rohrich. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. February 2014.