Years ago, if you told someone you were getting a nose job, they would assume you were having surgery. Indeed, that was really the only option! Today, though, non-surgical nose jobs are becoming more common. In these procedures, doctors use fillers and other injectibles to modify the shape of your nose without surgery. So, is a nonsurgical nose job better than a surgical one? That all depends on your goals and preferences. Here are some pros and cons of going the nonsurgical route.
Pro: There's little to no recovery time.
Recovering from a surgical nose job takes a while. You might be able to go back to work after a week or so, but you'll still have the bandage on your nose, and you won't be able to do anything strenuous for another month or two. A nonsurgical nose job comes with a shorter recovery time. In fact, you can go right back to work afterwards, if desired. Your nose will be a little sore for a couple of days, but that's about it. There are no bandages and no post-surgery restrictions to speak of.
Con: You can't make your nose smaller.
Cosmetic doctors can do wonders with nonsurgical nose jobs. If you think your nose is too large, they may be able to inject and volume in key places that make your nose look more balanced, which can distract from the fact that it's larger than you'd like. But they can't actually make your nose smaller, so if your nose truly is much bigger than you'd like, surgery is still your only real option.
Pro: Non-surgical nose jobs are safer.
There are a number of risks that come with a surgical nose job. There's a risk of infection. There is a chance of scarring and a risk, though small, of airway damage. With a nonsurgical nose jobs, there's a lot less risk. There are no incisions, so scarring and infection aren't really a concern, and airway damage is virtually impossible.
Con: The results are not permanent.
The fillers used in nonsurgical nose jobs last anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on your metabolism and the specific fillers used. You'll have to go in for touch-ups periodically in order to maintain your look.
If you're unhappy with the look of your nose, talk to a professional at a clinic like Desert Bloom Skin Care about a non-surgical nose job. They may be able to give you the results you want without surgery.