Aftercare Guide: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

We’re building confidence.

The Cosmetic Connection philosophy is built around confidence and education. Stay up to date with our work for a better insight and understanding.


    So, now that you’ve undergone a non-surgical rhinoplasty with nose fillers, you’ll want to ensure that it looks great for as long as possible.

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, we believe that patient education is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. While the procedure may be minor and non-surgical, it is vital that you know how to make the most of your treatment by carefully adhering to the aftercare instructions for the non-surgical rhinoplasty.

    Following the non-surgical rhinoplasty aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.


    What should I avoid after a non-surgical rhinoplasty with nose fillers?

    Until the day after your nose filler injections, you should avoid:

    • Applying makeup to the nose
    • Lying down with pressure on your nose

    For the first 24 hours after nose filler injections, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking

    For the first 7 days after your treatment, you should avoid:

    • Applying firm pressure to the nose


    How to reduce swelling after nose fillers

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your nose filler injections:

    • Avoid hot environments until the swelling has resolved. This includes hot showers, saunas and sitting out in the sun.
    • You can take an antihistamine on the day of your treatment, as long as you are medically suitable.
    • Avoid touching, scratching or picking at the skin of your nose.
    • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) for the first 4 hours after your nose filler injections.


    How to reduce bruising after nose fillers

    If you are worried about bruising from nose fillers, consider following these steps:

    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours
    • Avoid intense exercise for the first day
    • Gently apply a wrapped cold pack intermittently for the first few hours after your non-surgical rhinoplasty (be careful not to apply any pressure).

    If you have bruising after nose fillers, you can cover it with makeup the day after your injections.


    What to expect in the first few months after a non-surgical rhinoplasty with nose fillers

    You can look forward to enjoying an immediate improvement in the appearance of your nose after your non-surgical rhinoplasty.

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling, skin redness and tenderness. Some people also experience headaches that can be managed with simple over-the-counter pain relief. The final result should be visible 1-2 weeks after your procedure when the swelling fully subsides and the nose filler fully settles.

    If it is your first treatment, or all of the filler from your previous treatment has worn off before you come back for another session, there is a small chance that you will notice a slight drop in the visible result over the first few months. In such cases, a second treatment can be performed to achieve an even better and more stable result.

    You can expect your new nose to look great for 12-24 months on average. Your body will gradually break down the injected nose filler, meaning the result will slowly wear off over time.

    Most patients revisit the non-surgical rhinoplasty every 12-24 months on average to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with nose fillers?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, the non-surgical rhinoplasty is categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper nose filler aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some nose filler side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has about a 5-10% risk and can be covered with makeup.
    • Mild swelling that may make your nose appear slightly over-corrected for the first 1-3 days.

    If you ever notice any rashes or skin discolouration after nose fillers, it is important that you get in touch with us for an assessment. You can send a photo of your concerns using our contact form.


    Is it normal to get headaches after nose fillers?

    Occasionally, you may find that you experience moderate headaches in the first few days after having nose filler injections. This is reflective of the local inflammation at the injection sites when the nose bridge has been treated. As long as you have no other associated symptoms, and the skin of the nose looks ok, then there is no need to be concerned. You can manage any headaches from nose filler injections with over-the-counter pain relief. If you have any concerns, then please get in touch with us.

    Why is nose filler aftercare important?

    No matter if it’s your first nose filler treatment or your tenth, following the nose filler aftercare is very important.

    Following these aftercare instructions for nose filler is the best way to care for your new nose, reduce the chance of side effects and prolong your result.

    While these aftercare steps may seem minor and trivial, not following them may compromise your result.

    We want you to achieve the best result possible and love your new nose, so please, take care.


    Non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, the non-surgical rhinoplasty is one of our most popular treatments, and a favourite among our clinical team.

    Also known as the non-surgical nose job, or liquid nose job, it is the perfect option to sculpt your nose without invasive and irreversible surgery.

    You may occasionally see the non-surgical rhinoplasty being referred to as nose fillers. This is because dermal fillers are the primary product used as a part of this procedure. Injecting dermal filler into the nose can be used to smooth out bumps and make a crooked nose look straighter. Dermal filler can also be injected into the nose tip (known as nose tip plasty filler), to make the tip appear lifted. Nose tip lift injections can also be used to prevent the nose tip from pulling down when you smile.

    Check out our comprehensive non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment page for more information on this procedure.

    Non-surgical rhinoplasty

    Read more