Liquid rhinoplasty is the nonsurgical option to traditional rhinoplasty.
It’s used to temporarily address issues like a dorsal hump (small bump), a drooping nasal tip, and asymmetry.
With this procedure, a surgeon injects fillers into a patient’s nose to improve the contours and reshape it. This is usually done with hyaluronic acid (HA), the same type of filler commonly used in cheek and lip fillers.
This procedure works well if you want to:
- smooth out small bumps in your nose
- make the tip of your nose more prominent
- add volume to your nose
- lift the tip of your nose
Additionally, if you have a mild prominent bump of the bridge of your nose, it can camouflage it and smooth the contour of your nose profile.
For most people, the only side effect of liquid rhinoplasty they’ll see is a little redness and sensitivity in the area of the injection in the day or two after the procedure.
Other possible side effects include:
- bruising at the site of the injection
- filler migration, meaning the injectable ingredient migrates to other areas of your nose or the area under your eyes, creating a “wavy” or “overfilled” look
More serious side effects or risks may include:
- tissue death
- vascular complications
- vision loss
- blurred vision
- redness or bruising that spreads and gets worse
- hives or other symptoms of an allergic reaction
The nose is a sensitive area. It’s filled with blood vessels and close to your eyes. That’s why liquid rhinoplasty is somewhat more complicated than other kinds of injectable filler procedures.