What types of nose imperfections can be addressed with non-surgical rhinoplasty?

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about non-surgical rhinoplasty with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    The non-surgical rhinoplasty has overtaken surgery to become the go-to option for reshaping your nose. While it cannot truly replicate the full scope of a surgical rhinoplasty, it has a large number of applications.

    Imperfections a non-surgical rhinoplasty can address


    • Best suited for: Bumps on the bridge (dorsal hump) or tip (lobule hump) that are small to moderate in size.
    • How it works: Placing fillers above and below the bump to camouflage it.
    • Limitations: Cannot fully address large bumps, but it can improve them.

    Indentation or hollow areas

    • Best suited for: Slight depressions on the bridge, tip, or sides of the nose.
    • How it works: Fillers volumise hollow areas.
    • Limitations: Deep depressions can be partially improved.

    Asymmetries or deviations

    • Best suited for: Slight asymmetry in the direction of the nose.
    • How it works: Placing filler on the ‘weak side’ helps to centralise the appearance.
    • Limitations: Can only treat mild asymmetry.

    Refining tip definition

    • Best suited for: Enhancement of tip projection or definition.
    • How it works: Fillers add central projection to the nose tip.
    • Limitations: Dramatic tip changes or correction of drooping tips are not achievable.

    General limitations of the non-surgical rhinoplasty

    • Imperfections requiring surgery: Fillers cannot address a wide nose, or completely improve a large bump.
    • Skin tightness: The tightness of your skin will determine how much of a sustained correction can be achieved.
    • Previous nose job surgery: There are more risks and limitations when using the non-surgical rhinoplasty to improve surgical results.


    • Individual suitability is crucial. Consult an experienced doctor with expertise in facial fillers and nose anatomy.
    • Be realistic about your expectations and clearly communicate your desired outcome.
    • Respect the limitations of the non-surgical rhinoplasty.
    • Prioritise safety and seek treatment from experienced professionals to reduce risks.

    Non-surgical rhinoplasty

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