Non-surgical nose job (rhinoplasty)

A non-surgical rhinoplasty utilises a filler material to alter the shape and position of the nose.

Why have a non-surgical rhinoplasty?

The principal advantage of the technique is that it avoids a surgical procedure, however by definition the treatment is not permanent. A non-surgical nose job can be effectively used to correct these nasal appearances: a nose with a small hump, a nose that has a depression along the bridge (termed saddle nose deformity), nasal collapse from previous trauma, droopy nasal tip, beak-shaped nasal bridge (termed Polly beak). A non-surgical nose job can also be used to improve certain features of a patient’s nose who is not yet ready for a surgical rhinoplasty and to refine or augment the appearance of a person’s nose who has previously undergone rhinoplasty.

Treatment at a glance


Rejuvenate natural loss of volume & increased beautification of your face


Longer-acting HA-fillers, applying Phi-Golden Ratio to give natural-looking results


Gold standard FDA-approved fillers, cannula ‘no-needle technique’ facial specialist expertise


12-18 months (exact duration varies from person-to-person)


Quantity dependent, average quantity 1-2 vials of filler


Special topical anaesthesia, cannula technique, minimal discomfort


Mild redness, swelling (1-5 days), occasional bruising


Most patients resume normal activity the next day

Complimentary Techniques

Fillers to chin & lips


Alternative long-term solutions (rhinoplasty)

Non-surgical rhinoplasty
can be used for:

  • A mild to moderate bump on the bridge of the nose
  • A small nose that has a low bridge
  • A slightly crooked nose
  • Hook shaped noses that would like straightening
  • A mild to moderate drooping of nasal tip
  • A minor imperfection after surgical rhinoplasty
  • Unevenness in patients with very thin skin
  • Noses that would like more height and definition

About non-surgical rhinoplasty

Precautions are required in non-surgical rhinoplasty, as the nose is an intricate structure with important anatomy that must be preserved. There are important blood vessels in the nose that need to be avoided with non-surgical rhinoplasty and these techniques should ideally be performed by a surgeon who is also experienced in surgical rhinoplasty with knowledge of the underlying anatomy. Caution is also required to ensure a sterile environment is used to maximise rapid recovery and reduce the risk of infection. The most common filler used is a type of hyaluronic acid that naturally dissipates, most results typically last up for over one year. Carefully placed filler treatments add volume to specific points on the nose. At The Centre, we use dermal fillers designed to augment the shape and show instant results that last 12 to 18 months.


Patient 1: “Liquid nose job” In patients with a mild or modest hump at the bridge of their nose, a non-surgical nose job can be used to enhance their appearance without the use of rhinoplasty.

What does a liquid nose job involve?

Our team will use a numbing local anaesthesia cream to reduce discomfort from the procedure. The numbing cream is specially made for The Harley Street Face Clinic and was designed in Beverly Hills and manufactured in Germany. After this, a small anaesthetic injection is applied in the already numb area. The dermal filler is then used to augment the chin and jawline. At The Centre, we used ‘fast-healing’ techniques that utilise a cannula to administer the filler for most patients, this results in much less swelling and bruising than older needle-based techniques.

Additionally, dermal fillers can be used on other facial areas at the same time as on the cheeks to give an enhanced natural result. We specialise in ‘natural-looking results’, common areas for filler enhancement include the cheeks, chin & jawline, nasolabial folds, eye area (termed tear trough), the nose, and lip enhancement.

Before & After

Real Patient photo gallery


Patient 2: Irregularities in the bridge, characterized by slightly crooked nose or unevenness in patients with thin skin, can be smoothened out and enhanced with a non-surgical rhinoplasty.

When will I see the results from non-surgical rhinoplasty?

At The Centre, you can expect to see relatively ‘instant results’ with our filler treatments. There will be minor swelling after filler treatment that for most patients resolves overnight, more rarely there can be mild swelling for 5-days (in approximately 5%). There is a small possibility, <2% of a minor bruise, this will resolve over a few days. We use the latest in technology to enhance recovery such as ‘no-needle” cannula techniques that enhance recovery. For most patients, the final results of nasal fillers will be evident approximately 5-days after the swelling subsides. With our techniques (cannula based technique, application of filler at deeper levels) and filler choice will last 12 – 18months, although results may vary from patient-to-patient.

Will I look natural with non-surgical rhinoplasty?

At The Centre, we specialise in natural-looking results. We believe in a natural augmentation of the nose area. Our aestheticians have pioneered research in the area of facial beauty and this has been published in the mainstream media and multiple TV channels. We have also developed the application of the Phi Golden Ratio (used in many of the most famous Renaissance paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci) to the human face and we have multiple trained specialists at The Centre to apply the principles of this facial balance and beautification technique. At The Centre we have treated many celebrities and A-listers with these techniques to enhance natural beauty, a term we describe as beautification of the face, enhancing the natural Phi Golden Ratio lines.

Of key importance with filler rejuvenation is avoiding excessive filler use as this no longer looks natural or beautiful. The key application of filler in specific areas of the face differs depending on each individual’s facial characteristics. The application of nose filler is different in masculine and feminine faces. In women, it is focused along the Phi Golden Ratio lines and a softer feminine shape. In men, it is focused along a straighter nose profile. If you have already had treatment that has been excessive it may be necessary to dissolve the existing filler or wait for the filler to resolve. At The Centre we specialise in natural-looking results.

Will I experience any discomfort or pain?

We use a combination of treatments to minimise discomfort, these include the use of a powerful numbing local anaesthetic cream that is specially made us. We use a state-of-the-art cannula (no-needle) technique to minimise discomfort.

We use fillers that have incorporated anaesthetic into the injectable fillers to increase patient comfort.
At The Centre, we use additional numbing and vibration devises that use the Nobel Prize-winning research on ‘The Gate Control Theory of Pain” to minimise discomfort.

At The Centre, we take the above measures to ensure most patients only experience minor discomfort.

Are there any risks or complications?

Studies on the safety of fillers have reported filler treatments as relatively safe with few side effects when completed by trained specialists. Recorded adverse events are usually minor including temporary injection site redness for less than three days. Patients may occasionally report temporary symptoms of redness, swelling, discomfort, lumps-bumpy changes, bruising, itching or change in colour. Infection is very rare however it is important that the treatment is completed in a CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered site and sterile precautions when having filler treatments. At The Centre, all treatments are completed in our specialist Facial Centre on Harley Street. Serious side effects such as damage to the skin (termed Necrosis) or damage to vision have very rarely been reported. Our staff has pioneered the teaching of other doctors to avoid these serious issues in both National and International Conferences since 2012. Fillers are currently lacking from regulation, which remains a controversy in the UK. Precautions can be taken with competent practitioners to avoid these serious complications.

What treatments are best avoided in the nose?

We use a combination of treatments to focus on a natural rejuvenation that is both long-lasting and safe. Over the last 5-years, fillers have become more and more popular as both the product has reached new levels of quality and safety and our techniques and skills at using them have matured with experience. Our team has been using non-surgical treatments for patients for over ten years. At The Centre, we believe that it is important to avoid potential issues and there are certain products that are associated with high risk, including non-HA products, as in some patients this can result in serious long-term issues. At The Centre, we specialise in facial treatments and only advocate ‘Gold-Standard products with an established record of safety. Some patients may have characteristics of their nose that are unsuited to filler treatment, and these patients are better suited to a surgical Rhinoplasty correction.

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