What is a 3 point 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.


    Many people are unhappy with the shape of their nose, but have generally resigned themselves to living with it as surgery is out of the question. However, now using dermal fillers, you can instantly reshape your nose without surgery. A non-surgical rhinoplasty has now opened up the possibility of improve the concerns countless people have about the appearance of their nose.

    What is a 3 point rhinoplasty?

    A 3-point rhinoplasty is another name for a non-surgical rhinoplasty that uses dermal filler to reshape the nose. It is so called because there are 3 key areas of the nose that are targeted during the treatment. These are:

    1. The bridge of the nose: Also known as the radix, this is the area between your eyes.
    2. The dorsum of the nose: This is the point half way between the nose bridge and nose tip.
    3. The nose tip.

    Other areas of the nose can also be treated such as the side walls and columella (the part between the nostrils), but these are generally supportive and do not form the foundation of the 3-point rhinoplasty.


    Before and after a 3-point rhinoplasty with dermal filler injections.

    Benefits of a 3 point rhinoplasty vs surgical rhinoplasty (nose job)

    3-point rhinoplasty has a number of attractive benefits. It takes 10-20 minutes, gives an immediate result and has no downtime. While the result is temporary, it generally only needs maintaining every 6-24 months on average. Further, the result can be immediately reversed in the rare chance it just isn for you, or in the very rare case of a side effect. 3-point rhinoplasty does have a few limitations. It can’t reduce the size of a very large nose, or fully correct large imperfections, however this is only applicable to a very small number of people.

    In contract, rhinoplasty surgery is invasive, much more expensive and requires a general anaesthetic. There may be external scars depending on the approach, and the result is permanent (good or bad depending on how you feel about the result). Furthermore, you’ll need some time off work, and the final result won’t be visible for 6-12 months as the swelling takes time to subside. Surgical rhinoplasty is better suited for people with very large noses or imperfections, and for those who are ready to commit to a permanent change.

    What happens during a 3 point rhinoplasty?

    We prioritise your safety and comfort and the result when it comes to your 3-point rhinoplasty.

    During the procedure, we will use a fine needle to inject the filler into the desired areas of the nose, which may include areas such as the nasal bridge and the tip of the nose. After injection, we will also mould the filler into shape. During your comprehensive consultation, we will discuss the areas that will need injecting beforehand.

    Before the procedure, the we will clean the area and may apply a numbing cream to reduce discomfort. The procedure itself is usually quick and you can get back to your day immediately..

    Is a 3 point rhinoplasty painful?

    Surprisingly, a 3-point rhinoplasty is very well tolerated by almost all patients. The far majority of people who visit us here at Cosmetic Connection for their 3-point rhinoplasty are shocked that there was far less discomfort than they were anticipating. We minimise discomfort by only using a high quality dermal filler that contains anaesthetic along with ultra-fine needles for the injection.

    Is a 3 point rhinoplasty safe?

    When performed by an appropriately qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor, the risks of a 3-point rhinoplasty are very low. Some common side effects include temporary redness and swelling which usually settle within 2-3 days. During your comprehensive consultation, we will discussed the risks and side effects in detail to ensure that you are fully informed about your treatment.

    Why choose Cosmetic Connection for your 3 point rhinoplasty?

    The doctor-led team at Cosmetic Connection are well known for their skills in performing  3-point rhinoplasty treatments with dermal fillers. Our doctors will carry out your 3-point rhinoplasty with the utmost care and precision, and will discuss everything with you in detail during your comprehensive consultation.

    Our cosmetic doctors use only the highest quality dermal fillers to reshape your nose with a 3-point rhinoplasty.

    So, if you are unhappy with how your nose looks and want to avoid surgery, or would like to try out a new nose without making any permanent changes first, then book in for a 3-point rhinoplasty today.

    If you aren’t ready to book in, you can also get in touch and send through some photos for an assessment by one of our leading cosmetic doctors.

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