Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

Cincinnati Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

Dermal fillers such as Restylane® are an excellent option to make modest changes to balance the nose and harmonize it with the face without surgery. Known as a non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty, the procedure can increase symmetry, lift a drooping tip, camouflage a nasal hump, improve definition and projection, and smooth irregular contours on the nose. It demonstrates immediate results, is long-lasting but reversible, and results in less swelling than a surgical rhinoplasty. But while a non-surgical rhinoplasty can be an effective option, a surgical rhinoplasty may be more appropriate for those who desire a more comprehensive, refined, and permanent treatment. Dr. Harmon is a fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon who specializes in both non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty. He will work closely with each individual to formulate a personalized plan that reflects their needs while weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Am I a good candidate?

Candidates often have concerns about the shape of the bridge or tip of their nose but are hesitant about surgical interventions to address these concerns. A non-surgical rhinoplasty can address these areas of concern.

Most candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty range in age from 20s to 70s. A consultation is recommended to determine candidacy for the procedure, because there may be factors that preclude this procedure for certain individuals. Reasonable expectations must be established about what a non-surgical rhinoplasty can and cannot accomplish as with all plastic surgery procedures.

Expected recovery

Recovery from a non-surgical rhinoplasty is generally minimal and always specific to the individual. The duration of recovery will vary from person to person. There are no incisions made with a non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Some swelling is expected after a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Post-treatment swelling is usually significantly improved or resolved within 2 to 7 days. Post-treatment bruising is generally minimal and is usually significantly improved or resolved within 5 to 7 days.

What to expect in a consultation

Expect a detailed, informative conversation with Dr. Harmon about your concerns and aesthetic goals regarding your nose. He will assess your anatomy and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns and aesthetic goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who performs all non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures at Harmon Facial Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon performs all non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures himself. Dr. Harmon has the detailed understanding of facial anatomy and the experience as a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon to provide the safest, most effective treatment.
What type of anesthesia is required?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can generally be performed comfortably with topical anesthesia with or without injected local anesthesia.
What product is used to perform a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Hyaluronic acid filler is used to perform a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Is a non-surgical rhinoplasty with hyaluronic acid filler a good alternative to rhinoplasty?
There are limits to what can be accomplished with a non-surgical rhinoplasty. For example, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can be good for an individual who has a large hump on their nose that they would like softened. However, refinement of the nasal tip, narrowing of the bridge of the nose, and reducing the size of a large hump require a surgical rhinoplasty, either open or endonasal.