Non Surgical Nose Job

Nose surgical nose jobs, also known as non surgical rhinoplasty, is a popular treatment amongst men and women to reshape the nose.

Here’s everything you need to know about it, from cost to risks and downtime.

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Procedure Time

Less than 1 Hr

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Recovery Time



Onset of Results




£350 - 1,000

author Dr. Maria Knöbel, MBBS BSc (hons) ARCS
Dr. Maria Knöbel
Aesthetic Practitioner
The information on this page has been reviewed for medical accuracy by Dr. Maria Knöbel, MBBS BSc(hons) ARCS​

What is a Non Surgical Nose Job?

Reshaping of the nose using facial fillers is an increasingly popular procedure which provides dramatic results for minimal cost and downtime.

The bridge of the nose can be straightened, and the tip of the nose lifted with this procedure.

There is no need for general anaesthesia or sedation, and does not result in facial bruising. 

Final results are comparable to surgery, but not permanent, and easily altered or corrected further.

What are the benefits of a Non Surgical Nose Job?

Traditional surgical nose jobs (Rhinoplasty) is now seen as an unecessarily invasive procedure: it involves making large cuts and breaking the bones of the nose.

In contrast, a non surgical nose job is performed within 15 minutes using just a fine needle and syringe. 

There is no associated downtime, compared to the long and uncomfortable recovery process associated with surgical nose jobs.

Furthermore, the procedure is completely reversible, or can be left to wear off naturally.

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How much does it cost to get a Non Surgical Nose Job?

In the UK non surgical nose jobs tend to cost between £350 – £1,000 depending on geographical location, amount of product required, and expertise of practitioner.

Some clinics may charge by price per syringe of product, with syringes volumes starting at 1 ml. 

A non surgical nose job is an advanced and highly technical procedure, so practitioner expertise should be taken into consideration when comparing costs.

How long does a Non Surgical Nose Job last?

The outcomes last between 15 – 18 months, sometimes taking up to 2 years for all the product to disappear.

Product can be “topped up” at any point to maintain results, or re-administered after it has worn off.

Does a Non Surgical Nose Job hurt?

The nose is a very sensitive area of our face, therefore, local anaesthesia is applied to numb the area prior to treatment.

The application of the local anaesthesia is comparable to a scratch and a sting. Thereafter, once the anaesthetic has taken effect, there should be no sensation.

Is Non Surgical Rhinoplasty permanent?

No, but depending on the product used, can last 2 years.

Using standard hyaluronic acid fillers, the re-shaping should last 15 – 18 months. Some products, such as Radiesse® can last significantly longer, and are considered semi-permanent.

Is a Non Surgical Nose Job right for me?

The best way to determine if a Non Surgical Nose Job is suitable for you, is with a face-to-face consultation.

Most clinics offer free no-obligation consultations.

How long does a Non Surgical Nose Job take?

If you have already had a consultation with your practitioner, then a brief recap consultation should only take a few minutes.

Numbing cream is applied and left for half an hour to take effect. Many filler products contain an anaesthetic called Lidocaine, and these do not require further numbing cream.

Filler is injected to the desired area with a thin needle. Depending on the amount and area, the procedure itself often only takes 10-20 minutes.

You can go straight back to your daily activities after the treatment. It is common to have some redness and swelling after the treatment.

The results can be seen instantly.

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What kind of reshaping can be done?


Who is the procedure suitable for?

The treatment is suitable both for people with thick and thin skin on the nose. Those with thinner skin tend to require less product.

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Who can perform a Non Surgical Nose Job?

Only experienced doctors, dentists, and registered nurses should perform non surgical nose jobs.

It is an advanced facial aesthetic procedure, with high risks if performed by unqualified injectors.

If you are unsure of an injectors qualifications, do not be afraid to ask for clarification or evidence. Registered medical professionals will never be offended.

What is a Liquid Rhinoplasty?

A liquid rhinoplasty is another term to describe a non-surgical nose job, also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty. 

It’s sometimes called liquid rhinoplasty because the re-shaping is done by injecting a gel filler (or “liquid”). 

Once injected, and after a ‘setting’ period, the product is not malleable and does not feel ‘liquid’ in the face.

Where can you get a Non Surgical Nose Job?

It is very important to choose a reputable clinic or practitioner to perform your facial filler treatment.

Getting the procedure at a spa or hair salon by a non-medical professional is highly dangerous, but not yet illegalised in the UK. 

We urge you to only consider using registered and qualified clinics, such as those listed on Aesthetic Advisor.

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Non-Surgical Facelift

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Non-surgical facelifts are an increasingly popular treatment as an alternative to nip-and-tuck surgery.

Advanced dermal filler techniques are used in multiple areas of the face, to create a ‘lifting’ effect.

 The minimally-invasive procedure can contribute to an instantly more youthful appearance.

The procedure offers many advantages over a surgical facelift. In comparison, non-surgical facelifts are:

  • Cheaper
  • Less invasive
  • No associated downtime
  • Natural and subtle result
  • Last up to 18 months
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What to expect during and after a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

During the treatment, there is usually mild discomfort. You may have some local anaesthetic cream applied to help make the procedure more comfortable. 

After the treatment there may be some redness, tenderness, and swelling to the site. This is common and will usually subside quickly.

Occasional bruising can occur; it is usually mild and up to a week. Auriderm XO cream can be used to reduce the bruising. Drinking alcohol can worsen bruising.

Post-Treatment: Non-Surgical Nose Job Aftercare

Your practitioner will advise you on specific things to watch out for after the treatment. But as a general guide, the following is advised after the procedure:

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area.
  • Avoid applying make-up to treated area for 4 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 6 hours after treatment
  • Do not drink alcohol for 6 hours after treatment
  • Avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment
  • Do not take any long haul flights for 24 hours
  • Avoid extreme temperatures such as saunas, and direct sun.

Possible Complications:
What can go wrong?

The most worrying complication of non surgical nose jobs is loss of tissue, called ‘necrosis’. This occurs when product is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, blocking blood supply to the tip of the nose. 

When detected immediately, it can usually be resolved. But undetected occlusion can lead to catastrophic loss of facial tissue.

Experienced injectors have a good understanding of facial anatomy and know how to avoid important blood vessels.

Other general side effects may include:

  • Infection
  • Swelling 
  • Bruising and redness
  • Asymmetry or irregularity
  • Ulceration and scarring
  • Allergic reaction

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Note: If you have an concerns about your treatment, please contact your practitioner. If you’re concerned about a serious reaction, or have any breathing difficulty, seek medical help right away.

Cheap Non-Surgical Nose Job

When it comes to health and medical cosmetics, shopping for the cheapest price can be a dangerous practice. Cheap non-surgical nose job is no exception. In 2018, Save Face received 616 formal facial filler related complaints, of which 83% were performed by unqualified beauticians and hairdressers.

Important questions to ask when considering cheap treatments include:

Why are they so cheap compared to other clinics?

Are they taking shortcuts in the safe treatment process that allow them to undercut their competition? Compare all aspects of the treatment you will receive.

Will there be aftercare or a follow-up appointment?

Some clinics do not routinely book follow-up appointments.

Some may offer reviews only when something goes wrong. This is one way to save on clinic time and appointment cost.

What product is used? Is it an approved brand?

Always ask about the specific product that will be used. Check that the brand is reputable and approved for use in the UK. Not all fillers are equal. Unlicensed cheap products sometimes illegally make their way into the UK. These are associated with dangerous side-effects and are responsible for a number of hospitalisations.

There have been concerning reports of practitioners using the same packet or vial product on different clients. These are attempts to save opening new packs or wasting unused product. This is a highly dangerous practice, violating all guidelines.

Is the clinic or practitioner insured?

Malpractice insurance can be very expensive, ranging from £500 per year to several tens of thousands. These costs are usually incorporated into each treatment cost, and avoiding insurance fees may be a dangerous way to keep treatments cheap.

Who will be performing your procedure?

Who can perform facial filler treatments?

Registered doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists are currently licensed to perform the procedure. Always ask who will be performing your procedure. Do not be afraid to clarify qualifications. A registered clinic or practitioner will never be offended.

Unqualified injectors will have far fewer costs than registered and licensed practitioners. Unregistered practitioners nearly always offer the cheapest facial filler treatments and are not eligible for insurance. Aesthetic Advisor only lists clinics with fully qualified and registered practitioners. We urge strongly against receiving treatments by beauticians, hairdressers, and other unqualified injectors.

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Understanding Different Types of Fillers

A great variety of fillers are available in the UK. For beginners, it can be difficult to understand the difference, and to decide which filler is best to use.

Here’s a guide to types of dermal fillers that takes you from beginner to pro:

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Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Juvederm® , Restylane®  , Belotero®, Princess®

When hyaluronic acid fillers came on the market – they revolutionised the industry because they didn’t require a skin prick test in advance. This type of filler is able to improve skin appearance and hydration by drawing water into the extracellular matrix of our skin. Non-animal produced hyaluronic acid is available.

Stability and durability of hyaluronic acid is obtained by crosslinking with other substances. This degree of crosslinking accounts for the difference in brands and preparations:

Juvederm Voluma:  used to restore volume loss in the midface, cheeks, and chin to create smooth contours. With care can last up to 2 years.

Juvederm Vollure and Ultra:  used to fill facial wrinkles and folds, such as nose to mouth lines, and mouth to chin lines. Can also be used in the lips for a fuller structure.

Juvederm Volbella:  used in the lip body and border (also known as vermillion) for lip augmentation. Can also be used on softer lines and wrinkles, with results lasting up to 15 months.

Restylane Fyness and Refyne:  used to fill lines and wrinkles to create a smoother skin surface.

Restylane and Volyme:  used to fill lines and folds while providing more volume and support to facial contours.

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Polylactic Acid Fillers


Polylactic acid (PLA) fillers are a sythetic and biodegradable type of filler. When injected under the skin it stimulates our own body to produce collagen. This process takes several weeks, and treatments tend to be spaced 6-8 weeks apart. 

Results after a 3 treatment session can last up to 2 years. Therefore polylactic acid fillers are differ to hyaluronic acid fillers in that the results are not immediately seen.

Sculptra:  used to fill wrinkles and folds such as smile lines, and mouth to chin lines. Results last up to 2 years.

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Calcium Hydroxyapatite Fillers


Calcium hydroxylapatite (CHP) is a sythetic substance that when injected provides immediate volume and lift, while also slowly stimulating further collagen production. It is longer-lasting than hyaluronic acid fillers, often holding it’s shape for  up to 2 years.

Compared to other filler types, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers are more prone to allergic reactions, and can be seen on X-ray. Results lasts over a year.

Radiesse:  used to correct deeper folds and wrinkles, such as nose to mouth lines, and can also be used in the hands to restore lost volume.

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