Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery to correct the shape of the nose. Most often, rhinoplasty is requested for aesthetic reasons. But this operation is also recommended for a number of physiological problems, such as difficulty breathing or a reduced sense of smell. At the same time, despite the fact that rhinoplasty is most often understood as surgical intervention, there is also a non-surgical form of correction. And, despite the relative novelty, this technique has been actively gaining popularity lately.

What is the essence of the procedure?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed using injections of drugs that break down the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the nose. Corrections in non-surgical rhinoplasty are performed on the tip and wings of the nose. The non-surgical rhinoplasty is optimal for patients who have a large nasal tip and wings due to adipose tissue. This shape of the nose is often referred to in a simple way as “potato nose.”

The technique is also considered optimal for those patients who do not have problems with respiratory function, nasal septum, or deformation of bone tissue. If the form has small but annoying flaws, injectable drugs will help fix this without leaving any traces of interference. Basically, such flaws are difficult or irrational to correct with the help of surgery.

Advantages and disadvantages of the non-surgical technique

The benefits of a non-surgical rhinoplasty technique include:

  • the absence of a long and difficult period of rehabilitation in comparison with the traditional method,
  • fast speed of manipulation.
  • more affordable cost compared to the classic method,
  • good visual result.

Speaking of disadvantages, it’s worth remembering that fillers tend to dissolve over time. Therefore, the effect of the operation will remain exactly as long as the fillers work. It is impossible to accurately predict the term, and it depends on many indicators, including individual ones. However, on average, it takes a year or more. Also, the disadvantages of non-surgical exposure include the inability to correct serious problems, including respiratory problems.


Considering that this procedure cannot be attributed to a full-fledged operation, the list of contraindications here is much less than with traditional surgical intervention. But even a non-surgical technique should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women with herpes (in the acute stage) or diabetes mellitus. Also, patients with an infectious or inflammatory process are not allowed to the procedure. Before admitting to the intervention, the doctor must make sure that there are no allergic reactions to active substances and drugs. If available, fillers are not recommended.