Custom nose reshaping – without surgery.

Surgical rhinoplasty has long been among the most sought-after cosmetic procedures worldwide. This transformative surgery enhances facial balance and reduces the prominence of the nose. Over the years, rhinoplasty has evolved to include less invasive alternatives. At the forefront of aesthetic medicine, Boston Center for Plastic Surgery proudly offers non-surgical rhinoplasty or a "liquid nose job."

How does non-surgical rhinoplasty work?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that requires no sedation, incisions, or tissue removal. A dermal filler, typically composed of hyaluronic acid, is strategically injected below the skin of the nose to:

  • Create symmetry
  • Improve a crooked nose
  • Smooth a dorsal hump
  • Elevate bridge height
  • Reduce the appearance of visible cartilage
  • Refine the shape of the nose
  • Correct nasal tip irregularities

These injections contour the nose, adding small amounts of natural-looking volume to achieve the patient's goals. Despite seeming counterintuitive to add volume to a nose that may appear too large, the procedure effectively camouflages imperfections, resulting in a polished look that boosts patients' confidence.

Why hyaluronic acid fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the preferred choice for non-surgical nose reshaping. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body, contributing to skin, eyes, and connective tissue hydration and volume.

Hyaluronic acid's remarkable ability to attract and retain water, up to 1000 times its weight, provides necessary hydration and volume. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer a selection of the best hyaluronic acid-based fillers, including Juvéderm, Restylane, and Revanesse.

Dr. Miller uses hyaluronic acid fillers in non-surgical rhinoplasty to create very natural-looking nose enhancements. Results can last months to years, and patients typically notice immediate changes, with facial balance restored.

Liquid rhinoplasty – pros and cons


While non-surgical rhinoplasty delivers results that last a lifetime, this aspect appeals to patients who may not be ready to commit to a surgical rhinoplasty. The procedure delivers immediate results, allowing patients to enjoy their new look without the extended downtime required for traditional rhinoplasty. Liquid rhinoplasty is also cost-effective, making it accessible to more individuals.


A non-surgical rhinoplasty is ideal for those seeking minor improvements but may not be suitable for patients who need a more significant degree of size reduction or correction of the nose. Some individuals prefer lasting outcomes without worrying about ongoing touch-up sessions. Surgical intervention is usually necessary for severe internal damage or functional issues, such as a deviated septum, uneven nose shape, a broken nose, or more extensive shape issues.

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Non-surgical rhinoplasty vs. surgical rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty and surgical rhinoplasty are significantly different. Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves precision injections of hyaluronic acid fillers to reshape the nose without surgery, while surgical rhinoplasty involves altering nasal bone, cartilage, and tissues to achieve the desired outcome. Surgical rhinoplasty offers changes that last a lifetime and can address functional issues, whereas non-surgical methods cannot.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is less invasive and offers a shorter recovery time but is limited in addressing specific concerns, such as reducing nose size or results that last. Surgical rhinoplasty is better suited for complex issues and provides a more extensive range of possibilities.

When considering non-surgical rhinoplasty, ensure you are under the care of a talented, experienced doctor for your safety and the best possible results. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, we prioritize patient well-being, making us the ideal choice for your non-surgical nose reshaping needs.

The treatment experience: Liquid rhinoplasty at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery

Undergoing a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a straightforward and minimally invasive procedure.

Initial consultation: Your journey begins with an initial consultation with one of our experienced professionals at one of our Boston-area locations. You'll discuss your cosmetic goals, concerns, and medical history during this appointment. This conversation helps the injector understand your expectations and design a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. If you choose to, you can bring images of what you envision as an ideal nose to the consultation, and your nose may be photographed to serve as a "before" image. Digital preview images of the expected results may also be created to help you set realistic expectations. Patient safety is paramount, so your medical and surgical history, including chronic conditions, regular medications, and allergies, will be evaluated to ensure you meet the criteria for this low-risk procedure.

The procedure

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than an hour. It does not require sedation, incisions, or tissue removal. The steps involved include:

  • Preparation: Your skin will be cleansed and prepped for the procedure.
  • Assessment: Throughout the procedure, we will be carefully assessing the subtle changes to ensure they align with your goals.
  • Injection: Using a fine needle, we will strategically inject a dermal filler, usually composed of hyaluronic acid, below the skin's surface in specific areas of your nose. The injections are designed to create symmetry, correct imperfections, and achieve your desired results.
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Immediate results

The immediate results are one of the most appealing aspects of a non-surgical rhinoplasty. You'll notice changes to your nose shape right after the procedure, and these results will continue to improve over the following days as any initial swelling subsides.

What is the recovery?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty boasts a rapid recovery compared to traditional surgical rhinoplasty. There is minimal downtime, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure. However, some post-procedure effects can be expected, including mild tenderness at the injection sites, which is usually short-lived. You can expect mild bruising or swelling around the injection sites. This is temporary and can be concealed with makeup if desired. 

How long does it last?

The results of a non-surgical rhinoplasty can last from several months to a few years, depending on factors like the type of filler used and individual variations. Touch-up sessions may be required to maintain your desired look over time.

By choosing the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for your non-surgical rhinoplasty, you're opting for a safe, efficient, and transformative procedure designed to enhance your facial harmony without invasive surgery.

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