Question: I would love to get a nose job but I really can’t afford it right now. How much less expensive is a non-surgical nose job and how long do results last?
Answer: Unfortunately, not everyone who wants to have their nose reshaped is in the financial position to have it done at the time that they want this done. Various options to reshape the nose include traditional nasal reshaping involving surgical techniques to reshape tissues. More recently there are some techniques which involve injecting materials into the nose to reshape the nose. The length of time that these injectable fillers last varies and some last for 1 year. It is important to understand the non surgical techniques with injectable materials are not a permanent solution sine the injectable materials are usually non permanent injectables. There is also some concern that if in the future the patient would like to have a traditional surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) these injectables may have in flamed the tissues and make the dissection more difficult and may lead to more difficultly in achieving the result of the patient desires. However, non surgical rhinoplasty may allow the patient to see what their nose may look like and give them a chance to “try on” a rhinoplasty to see if they like the result before they decide to have a permanent rhinoplasty. The cost of the non-surgical rhinoplasty in general is less, but the cost varies depending on exactly what filler is used and how much filler is used. In order to determine the exact price of each relative procedure, it is best to consult with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who will make an accurate diagnosis of what changes are needed in the nose and determine the best way to achieve this result. In summary, surgical and non-surgical options for the nose now present exciting opportunities for patients to enhance their appearance with new options.