Non-surgical nose job
I was 13 when I first started feeling self-conscious about my nose, particularly that slight hump on the bridge. I would have given anything to have a straight and flawless nose!
Fortunately, the hump on my nose was quite minor, which made me an ideal candidate for a non-surgical nose job, often referred to as “non-surgical rhinoplasty” or “rhinofiller.” This meant I could avoid the expensive and painful traditional rhinoplasty.
The rhinofiller is the aesthetic correction of small nose’s defects through the use of injectable fillers, usually hyaluronic acid.
How long does non-surgical nose job last?
Since our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, it tends to be gradually absorbed over time, typically within 10-12 months. We’ll see how much it will last on me! You can do touch-ups to maintain the result.
How does it work?
The procedure involves the doctor administering 2 to 3 injections using a needle (which surprisingly involves zero pain!). Afterward, the doctor uses a cotton ball to shape the nose by redistributing the filler. Imagine molding plasticine, the process is somewhat similar!
Sometimes they use a local anaesthetic or ice but I actually didn’t go for either of them because the doctor assured me I wouldn’t have felt anything. Luckily, her reassurance turned out to be accurate.
How much time does it take?
The whole procedure takes 10\15 minutes.
After the injections, you see your nose “done”. From the day after for about a week, it will get swollen! However, be prepared for some swelling starting from the day after and lasting for about a week.
I have to admit, during that time, my nose resembled a potato – not the look I was going for!
What can you not do after a non-surgical nose job?
There are a few things to keep in mind post-procedure:
- you can’t wear glasses that touch the bridge of your nose.
This is why I’m selling my beloved Gigi x Vogue Eyewear cat-shaped sunglasses. My prescription glasses are 3447 Rayban: they don’t touch the bridge of the nose so I can still wear them!
I avoided wearing them for the first week and a half just to be sure. The thing is: the pressure of glasses over the filler could make the filler move around, destroying your nose job.
- You can’t do physical activity for two weeks
- You can’t take super hot showers or baths.
How much does a non-surgical nose job cost?
The cost of a non-surgical nose job typically falls within the range of 300€ to 450€.
After a lot of researches, I chose to go to Doctor Dalila Vergani, who has a studio in Bologna. She is super professional, prepared, honest and well… just amazing!
So happy with my experience.
If you would like to read my update on the rhinofiller six months after the procedure, click here.