The art of non-surgical rhinoplasty: is non-surgical rhinoplasty better?

Have you been dreaming of having a perfectly symmetrical nose to complement and enhance the beauty of your face? You may have considered rhinoplasty, but if you’re after amazing results without the scalpel’s touch, then we need to fill you in on the latest craze in the cosmetic industry – non-surgical rhinoplasty.

We know you might have a few questions like, “is non-surgical rhinoplasty better?”, “how long does non-surgical rhinoplasty last?” and “what’s the difference between nose fillers and surgery?”. We’re here to break it down to ensure that you’re aware of what both of these procedures involve, as well as their unique pros and cons. 

The basics: non-surgical rhinoplasty vs surgical rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty or a ‘non-surgical nose job’, is a non-invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. It involves injecting dermal fillers into the nose in order to reshape and change its appearance. to reshape the nose. While it is less invasive than surgery, it is still a procedure that should only be performed by experienced and qualified professionals, like us!  

With non-surgical rhinoplasty, dermal fillers are injected into specific areas to fill in irregularities of the nose using a fine needle, and topical numbing cream is applied to minimise pain from the procedure. 

On the other hand, rhinoplasty is a complex type of cosmetic surgery that’s used to reshape, resize or reconstruct the nose.  Apart from changing the shape of the nose, it is also used for correcting nose issues including injuries and breathing problems. Rhinoplasty can be performed with an open or closed approach – both involving incisions being made to the nose. As this is a more invasive procedure, there are more risks involved and this surgery should only be performed by a qualified and proven plastic surgeon.

a non surgical nose job transformation on a patient at BIBA Cosmetic Solutions


Non-surgical rhinoplasty: If you’re worried about there being significant downtime after getting a non-surgical nose job, fear not, as downtime is minimal! One of the reasons that non-surgical rhinoplasty continues to be popular today is that most people will be able to go back to work and do regular activities straight after the injections. They only take 15-30 minutes, so you won’t need to worry about missing that important function or outing! 

Rhinoplasty: If you get rhinoplasty surgery, expect a downtime of approximately 1-2 weeks before you can get back to your daily activities, but you’ll need around a year before you are fully healed. This includes all swelling going away and your nose getting into the desired shape.


Non-surgical rhinoplasty: This can be a great option for addressing everything from smaller bumps to lifting and sculpting the nose’s shape. You’ll get results that last anywhere between 6-18 months, and in some cases even longer!

Since the results aren’t permanent, nose filler can easily be dissolved using hyaluronidase.

a before and after of a patient who has undergone a non surgical nose job treatment at biba

Rhinoplasty: You’ll get permanent results with rhinoplasty, and for your nose to change into its new look, you can expect a year before seeing complete results.

You will need to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care diligently and attend all follow-up appointments.

What else should you know?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty: If your nose is severely crooked or damaged, a non-surgical nose job may not be suitable. Also, the results of your non-surgical nose job may be affected if you wear glasses. If you’re not sure if you’re a suitable patient for this procedure, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team and book a consultation! 


Rhinoplasty: You should be aware that rhinoplasty is much more expensive than non-surgical rhinoplasty. Unlike non-surgical nose jobs which aren’t invasive, with rhinoplasty, there are a lot more risks such as infections and bleeding. Also, if you aren’t completely happy with the results, you’ll have to wait another year for a second operation (which again, may cost more and increase the downtime

Let’s wrap it up…

For reshaping your nose, while both rhinoplasty and non-surgical rhinoplasty are viable options, a non-surgical nose job can be the ideal option for those who want to avoid surgery. Being non-invasive, it’s the preferred choice for many as it has little to zero downtime while producing desired results.

For all non-surgical rhinoplasty enquiries, get in touch with Biba Cosmetic Solutions at (02) 9890 1150 or contact us here!