The popularity and ever-evolving nature of injectables and filler have risen exponentially in recent years, and the “liquid rhinoplasty”—aka the nonsurgical nose job—is one of the most raptly searched procedures on the menu. (Spoiler: It’s also one of the most potentially dangerous and complication-prone procedures.) However, the allure of a procedure with comparatively less downtime, less commitment (results are temporary), and a potentially lower cost is not lost on us, and if you’re someone who has considered surgical rhinoplasty or who is curious about other alternatives, the nonsurgical nose job is a relevant one to consider. (If you’re curious about what the before-and-afters can look like, we’ve included work from Alexander Rivkin, MD, the inventor of nonsurgical nose jobs, below!)
In all honestly, we will be the last source to encourage cosmetic or surgical procedures in the name of beauty. You do you. Choosing to forgo these types of treatments should be just as acceptable as opting to go under the needle or knife, and vice versa. That said, we do consider it our business and responsibility to inform and educate, and since the nonsurgical nose job has recently accrued spotlighted attention and has notable risk potential, a quick deep dive felt more than warranted. (Fun fact: “Nonsurgical nose jobs” is one of the most highly searched terms in the beauty encyclopedia that is Google at the moment.)
To get all of our facts straight and to get answers to all of our burning questions regarding the “liquid rhinoplasty,” we reached out to Dean Vistnes, MD, FACS, SkinSpirit medical director and a Bay Area plastic surgeon. Below, he’s giving us the complete 411 on all things “nonsurgical nose job” to settle curiosity and to help anyone who is considering the treatment make a more informed decision. SkinSpirit has tons of locations throughout California, Washington, Texas, and Utah (its newest clinic just opened its doors in Beverly Hills), so feel free to call and make an appointment if you’re on the West Coast and have questions or would like a consultation. Keep scrolling!