Nose Reshaping with Dermal Fillers

We offer nose reshaping procedures – with minimal downtime and instant results – from our clinic in Glasgow

Non-surgical nose reshaping takes advantage of a recent trend in rhinoplasty to ‘rebuild’ rather than ‘remove’ tissues when reshaping the nose.

Nose reshaping using dermal fillers is an excellent alternative to surgical rhinoplasty if you are looking for subtle changes to the profile of your nose without wanting to go under the knife.

This is one of our most popular treatments.

Who Should Get a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

The procedure is ideal for people who want minor alterations to the profile, or contours of their nose, without having to undergo a surgical procedure. This procedure does not change the shape of the bone.

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: What to Expect

A series of injectable fillers are used to build up different parts of the nose. This involves an injection, or injections, to the area you want treated.

Typically, if there is a bump on the bridge of the nose, dermal filler can be placed above and below the bump to either reduce or eliminate the appearance of the bump, appearing to smooth it over.

Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the projection of the tip, giving the nose a slightly more upturned and feminine shape.

Your First 15-Minute Rhinoplasty

Everything you need to know about the treatment will be covered in your consultation, but there are a few things that are good to know.


Before your non-invasive rhinoplasty consultation, you should have a clear idea of what you want – as well as what you don’t want.

With this information, you can easily explain to the doctor what your needs are and your doctor will be able to ensure you have a realistic expectation of what this procedure can do for you.

On the day of your treatment, make sure you are well-hydrated and are not going in on an empty stomach. Also ensure that your doctor knows of any medication you are on before your appointment.


Once you have discussed your desired results with your doctor, the anaesthetic will be applied after the doctor sterilises your nose and the surrounding area.

Once the anaesthetic kicks in, your doctor will apply the nose fillers as injections in the appropriate areas to achieve the nose shape that you have chosen. You may feel slight pressure or pinching, but the anaesthetic will ensure that you do not experience any real pain.

This is a quick process that is usually done in anything between 15 and 45 minutes.


After this 15-minute rhinoplasty procedure, the treated area might be slightly red or swollen, but you will be able to resume normal activities such as driving yourself home from the clinic.

While there is minimal downtime, your doctor will give you instructions for your recovery time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Limitations?

The procedure works best for people who are looking for small changes to the nose.

If you have a very large nose or are looking for dramatic changes to your nose then a traditional surgical rhinoplasty may be a more appropriate option.

How Long do the Results Last?

The effects of the filler vary from person to person, although most people typically need their first re-do about 12 months after the first treatment.

Choosing Between Surgical and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

When it comes to facial aesthetics, the nose plays an important role. A nose that is too big or skew can dramatically change the aesthetics of your face and make you feel less confident about how you look.

Rhinoplasty treatments are one of the most common cosmetic treatments for fixing and improving this part of the face.

But which is best for you?

We compare surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty below.

Surgical Nose Job


Cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is a serious procedure as it is an invasive surgery that can change the structure of your nose. Because it is surgical, patients can expect the procedure and recovery process to match. Usually, rhinoplasty surgery requires local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.

Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape and the rhinoplasty is complete, the nasal skin and tissue are redraped and the incisions are closed. Stitches can be dissolvable or normal. The latter will need to be removed a week later.


You will need to take up to 2 weeks off work (the majority of the swelling and bruising should subside within the first 2 weeks), while the bones in your nose may take over 6 weeks to heal.

Even then, it might be several months before you see the full results because, while most of the bruising might not stay long, minor swelling can still last up to 6 months.

Reasons to have Surgical Rhinoplasty

This could be to change the size of your nose or as a form of major nose reshaping to alter the angles of the bridge or tip, or narrowing your nostrils.

It could also be to correct nasal or breathing issues that result from a deviated septum. This occurs when the nasal septum is skew.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty


The non-surgical version of rhinoplasty is sometimes called ‘liquid rhinoplasty’ or the ’15-minute nose job’ because this revolutionary injection procedure is so simple and effective.

By using dermal fillers injected around the nose tissue to subtly change the contour of the nose, this treatment offers a more natural solution for nose reshaping. This is because we use injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) as our nose fillers of choice, which consists of sugar molecules found naturally in the skin and other connective tissues in the body.

The placement of each injection is extremely precise and will be decided in your consultation according to your reshaping desires and requirements. For each of the patients at our Glasgow-based clinic, we ensure that the non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment is tailored to suit their unique needs.

As this is not an invasive rhinoplasty surgery but a non-surgical injected filler, there is no need for general anaesthesia. Instead, we offer you two options – a topical numbing cream that numbs the surface of the skin and a local anaesthetic that numbs the whole nasal area.


Nose fillers are a non-invasive treatment using injections so your skin will remain intact without the need for stitches. While you may experience sensitivity around the treated area for the first 24 hours, there is no downtime and you can return to work immediately.

Any minor swelling that you might experience will subside in the first few days or so.

Reasons to Have Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

As far as non-invasive rhinoplasty procedures go, patients can enjoy a quick treatment with instantaneously powerful results – all without committing to changing their nasal structure. You can only really unpack the true capabilities of a treatment like this in your consultation because every nose and face is unique and needs to be treated as such.

Examples of how this nose job alternative with nose fillers can provide a cosmetic solution include:

• bridge augmentation for smaller or flatter noses

• nasal tip projection to change the rotational angle of the nose tip

• hump correction to straighten a slightly more hook-shaped nose

• correct asymmetry on a slightly crooked or bent nose

• smoothing minor indentations for a straighter look

• Plus, the hyaluronic acid in the fillers plays a valuable role in hydrating and nourishing the skin.

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Why Choose our Clinic for a Nose Reshaping?

The Aesthetic Medicine Institute is more than just another cosmetic clinic in the UK.

As a well-established cosmetic clinic based in Scotland with patients throughout the UK, every consultation is approached with absolute care. All of our treatments are performed with our patients’ emotional, mental, and physical well-being in mind.

Our team is made up of leading medical practitioners with expertise in surgical and non-surgical treatments from rhinoplasty to skin, hair, and body treatments – and everything in between.

From the first consultation to the end of your recovery, you can expect nothing but the most professional treatment from one of Scotland’s most coveted clinics.

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