04.02.24 in Injectables & Dermal Fillers

Nose Fillers and Rhinoplasty: Which Should I Choose?

Nose Fillers and Rhinoplasty: Which Should I Choose?

While both nose fillers and rhinoplasty are types of nose jobs that provide benefits of an improved aesthetic appearance, there are significant differences between the two procedures. If you’ve ever considered changing the shape of your nose, you may have felt anxious about going under the knife.

In this case, rhinoplasty offers two major types; liquid rhinoplasty and surgical. For this article, we will explore their benefits and unique procedures. So, continue reading, and make an informed decision for a transformed look.

Analysis Of Nose Fillers and Rhinoplasty

What Are Nose Fillers?

Also known as ‘liquid rhinoplasty’, nose fillers are a minimally invasive procedure that alters the shape of the nose for aesthetic purposes. With a syringe, hyaluronic acid is injected at various points on the nose to adjust the shape of the nose as desired. This procedure is quick and generally only takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Benefits of nose fillers include:

  • Reshaping the nostrils and nasal tip
  • Creating a higher nose bridge
  • Minimum downtime
  • Immediate visual assessment of the results

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Often labeled a ‘nose job’, traditional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by doctors for people seeking to change the shape of their noses. Rhinoplasty requires patients to be under general anesthesia and offers a permanent solution for both functional and aesthetic issues. To access underlying bone and cartilage, rhinoplasty surgeons make precise incisions. They are able to make necessary alterations to the nose’s shape to improve breathing.

Obviously, this is one of the key differences between nose fillers and rhinoplasty, in that the latter is a more complex procedure. But the results are more dramatic and permanent, which is especially true when it comes to functional issues regarding the nasal structure.

However, with the arrival of dermal fillers, people now have more options when it comes to altering the shape of their nose. Since the considerations between nose fillers and surgical rhinoplasty differ greatly, decisions are influenced by lifestyle, desired outcome, and aesthetic purposes.

In contrast to nose fillers, rhinoplasty requires downtime. But with any medical procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, both procedures have their pros and cons, which must be considered carefully.

Benefits of traditional rhinoplasty include:

  • Enhancing the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Reduces the width or size of the entire nose
  • Requires downtime
  • Offer permanent results
  • Smoothening crooked or humped appearances

Decision Time: Nose Fillers vs. Surgical Rhinoplasty

As a patient, you should carefully deliberate and prepare when choosing between nose fillers and rhinoplasty. Each option should be evaluated in accordance with your personal cosmetic preferences or for addressing medical or function conditions.

While nose fillers provides a non-surgical solution, surgical rhinoplasty is more invasive, but offers a more permanent result. Given these points, the best option largely depends on your specific circumstances.

**Please be aware that Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics does not perform either of these services. Due to the array of questions we have received surrounding these topics, this article is for informational purposes only, as we care about informing our patients about various cosmetic treatments.**

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