We have two options for altering the size and shape of the nose. One option is rhinoplasty surgery, while the other is a few strategically-placed dermal filler injections.
Surgery is a long-lasting option, while dermal filler injections are temporary, lasting a year or two.
What sort of procedure you want will be the key to costs. Surgery will always cost more than nonsurgical options due to the sheer overheads of any surgical clinic.
If you have a major deformity or there are problems with your nose’s function, your options become much more limited.
If it’s a bit of tweaking you want – straighter, cuter, smaller – a nonsurgical nose augmentation could be your answer. Nonsurgical options cost much less than surgical options – low thousands, as opposed to surgery, which is into the higher thousands.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty accessibility in Melbourne
Nonsurgical nose augmentation is now easily attainable, especially if you aren’t really sure what you want or need, or can’t afford the rhinoplasty surgery.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty using dermal filler has no downtime (except possibly a little swelling) and far fewer risks. But, dermal filler rhinoplasties are also lighter on results, as there’s only so much you can do by adding filler.
A nose job on a budget
If money is not growing on trees, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty is probably going to be a better option at least to start with. If you do need a restructure, however, saving up or requesting a payment plan for surgery is going to be your best bet.
You will need to repeat the nonsurgical treatment every year or two to maintain results, but it’s a great way to experiment and try out your new nose.
No expense spared nose jobs
An average surgical rhinoplasty could cost up to $10,000, depending on what you want to be achieved and who your surgeon is. The price reflects the complexity of the procedure, where you have the surgery performed, and the skill and experience of your doctor.
Healing times after surgery are elongated and you’ll need to take at least some time off work to recover. Your eyes may blacken and your face can swell, meaning you won’t be able to function as a normal person in the world for a bit.
This time out will include someone else doing the driving and cooking for a few days or a week. More extensive surgery means greater recovery times and greater cost.
Respiratory and nasal issues
If you have major problems with your respiratory system, you are likely going to need a specialist surgeon, which we cannot provide (but we can offer you a referral). This also applies to anatomical abnormalities that have existed from birth. These issues, however, may be covered on Medicare or health insurance, whereas cosmetic procedures are not.
If you have respiratory or nasal issues cosmetic treatments may not be appropriate for you, or at least not just yet. We advise seeing an ear, nose and throat specialist before seeking cosmetic treatments for the nose.
How a non-surgical nose job is performed
Nonsurgical rhinoplasties give you immediate results and do not require a single cut in the skin. Dermal filler is injected into strategic areas of the nose that balance the structure, with fast results and very little to no downtime. The risks are far lower, but again, so are the result. One is not better than the other; just more appropriate for your goals. Which procedure you end up with is a matter for you and your cosmetic doctor to discuss.
But how much for a non-surgical nose job?
A nonsurgical nose job can be around the $1,000-$3,000-mark. The true cost depends on how much product you need, where you get it done, and who performs your procedure.
While nobody wants a mistake on their face, dermal filler nose augmentations can be undone immediately. The fillers used for nose jobs are able to be dissolved with another injection of an enzyme.
Why a non-surgical nose augmentation suits so many patients
One of the benefits of the nonsurgical approach is its flexibility. The filler absorbs into your tissue over time, but because the nose is a ‘low-traffic area’ (as in, it doesn’t move around much) the filler stays where we put it for much longer than say, the lips.
You can expect your nose augmentation to stick around for up to two years, but after that, you can opt to go back to your regular nose or to change it up a little. That’s the beauty of modern fillers! So flexible and adaptable.
What we can achieve with a non-surgical approach to the nose
You’d be surprised at what we can do with a little strategically placed dermal filler around the nose, including making a large nose appear smaller. The way the human eye perceives a prominent nose can be augmented by applying the filler to certain areas. We then see the nose as being smaller as a result.
We can also change the tilt of the tip from pointing downwards to pointing a little more upwards, or simply just not pointing downwards. We can smooth out ridges and bumps and lumps, creating a smooth profile.
The best effects are seen when we need to create symmetry since filler fills out. We can’t make a very prominent nose smaller – filler is not magic – but we can create a more balanced look. When it comes to cosmetics, balance is everything.
Smoke and mirrors, indeed, but it works! The dermal filler nose augmentation procedure is relatively quick and offers instant results.
Benefits of non-surgical nose jobs
- Fast treatments
- Low or no downtime
- Walk-in walk-out treatments
- Instant results
- Flexible substance
- Reverse treatment at any time
Getting an expert on your case
At ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne, all our injections are done by experienced cosmetic doctors, including dermal filler injected into the nose, never nurses. A deep understanding of anatomy and physiology – and the art of cosmetic treatments – means our doctors are some of the very best in the business.
Talk to us about your nose!
We are experts and do not make mistakes.