Should I Try Dermal Fillers on the Nose before Rhinoplasty?

By dsherris on April 07, 2021


a symmetrical, attractive noseA nose that is misshaped or asymmetrical can significantly impact an individual’s appearance. Unfortunately, not much can be done about how the nose looks, unless they are willing to undergo rhinoplasty to reshape the nose. At least that used to be the case. 

Often called non-surgical rhinoplasty, dermal fillers can be effective in enhancing the appearance of the nose, as long as it is performed on the right candidate. Facial plastic surgeon David A. Sherris can help individuals in Buffalo, NY, and surrounding areas consider if they should try dermal fillers on the nose before rhinoplasty, or if surgical treatment is their best option.

Candidates for Dermal Fillers on the Nose

Dermal fillers offer a non-surgical and minimally invasive solution for individuals who are looking to address minor to moderate imperfections on the nose. Dermal fillers are not suitable for large or thick noses, nor structural issues that result in breathing problems, but they can address many common aesthetic nasal flaws, including:

  • A crooked nose bridge
  • A droopy nasal tip
  • An asymmetrical nose
  • A mild to moderate bump on the nose

As long as our Buffalo patients have one or more of the above mentioned concerns, they should be ideal candidates for dermal fillers, provided they are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the results of treatment. Most importantly, patients need to realize that the results of dermal fillers are not permanent.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is especially well-suited for those who are reluctant to undergo surgery, or those who want to test out the results they can get from rhinoplasty before committing to permanent treatment. Dermal fillers can also be effective for people who have already undergone rhinoplasty and are not completely satisfied with their results.

Benefits of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

The applications of dermal fillers are more limited than those of rhinoplasty, and results are not permanent. However, non-surgical rhinoplasty does offer a number of benefits to individuals who are unsure if they are ready to undergo rhinoplasty. Some of the most notable advantages of dermal fillers for the nose include:

  • Fast treatment and virtually instant results
  • No anesthesia, incisions, sutures, or scars
  • Little to no pain during treatment or recovery
  • No downtime needed for recovery
  • Minimal swelling and side effects
  • More affordable than rhinoplasty treatment
  • Treatment can be reversed if patients are dissatisfied with the results

When Rhinoplasty Is Best

For all the benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty, there are times when traditional rhinoplasty is best. Our Buffalo patients may be better suited for rhinoplasty when:

  • The nose is too large or wide in proportion to other facial features
  • Imperfections (like bumps, asymmetry, etc.) are more pronounced
  • Breathing issues are present
  • Permanent results are desired
  • Previous dermal filler treatment has been successful and patients are ready to move forward with surgery

Learn More about Dermal Fillers

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or general appearance of your nose, Dr. David A. Sherris can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for dermal fillers or rhinoplasty. To discuss your aesthetic goals, send us a message onlineand schedule a personal consultation or call (716) 884-5102.

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