Is it possible to have a permanent non surgical nose job?

Tags:woman age 35-44 cost permanent non surgical

I know non invasive nose jobs are temporary because the fillers wear off, but is there any way I can have a permanent nose job without having to go under the knife? If not, the cost of fillers will exceed even the cost of a normal nose job after a while, and it's just not feasible for me. Is there at least a filler that lasts longer (like a year or more)?


F, 40, Nevada

I agree with you that a permanent surgical procedure would definitely save money and time in the long run. That is the route I went a few years ago. I had developed a crooked nose, probably due to getting a few good hits to the face during indoor soccer games in my teenage years. I got a few of the temporary fillers placed to see how much of a difference it would make. I definitely liked my new look, so I searched around and found a doctor who could perform something with permanent results. He uses a filler injection called Silikon 1000 which is a fitting name because it is basically medical silicone. I did have to go back twice after my initial procedure. The first time the doctor made a couple adjustments and added a little filler in a couple places. Then, the next time I came back, we all decided that no more alterations were needed. That was about 5 years ago, and since then, I have had no problems.

I felt the same way. I wanted a cosmetic procedure to fix my nasal bumps, but I definitely didn't have the time or money to keep getting it redone every year. There are some doctors that will perform a permanent non-surgical nose job. My plastic surgeon gave me two different options for filler. One was Silikon 1000 which is basically a medical version of silicone. It is usually used for surgeries on the retina of the eye, but as a facial injection, it is expected to last 30-plus years. The other option is Artefill which they call permanent, but you might have to get it redone in seven to ten years. This is the one I got because it is actually FDA approved and primarily used for plastic surgery. My doctor recommended that I get one of the temporary injections first to make sure I liked the results. I think some other doctors use an injection of saline which lasts for a couple hours to test-run the results.

I’m not a fan going under the knife so I would like to try and stay away from rhinoplasty surgery. I have a few slight imperfections in my nose that I wanted to correct. However, it seems that the non-surgical approach only involves the use of fillers that eventually wear off. I spoke to my doctor and told her that I really wouldn't be able to afford to have my nose redone every year with injectable fillers. The cost of a non-surgical nose job is lower than a surgical nose surgery. However, it's prohibitively expensive when done on an annual basis. She said that while most doctors use fillers that wear off, it is possible to use a permanent filler. The permanent filler would not eventually wear off. It also wouldn't need to be touched up. Of course, this is the type of filler that I wanted. It's been two years and my nose looks great.

I definitely understand what you mean. I had the same thoughts before my non-surgical rhinoplasty. I think there are upsides to the shorter-lasting injections. For one, it is nice to try it out before committing fully to a new nose. I was really nervous about my first injection, so I went with the basic Juvederm product that lasted eight or nine months. After loving the results, I have since switched to Radiesse which lasts at least 18 months which gives me a little more time. However, I have been considering finding a doctor who will use Silikon 1000 which is supposed to be a permanent filler. Sometimes patients have to have a few initial injections to get the shape right, but after that, it doesn't wear off at all. If I were you, I would at least try the Radiesse first, though. I know a few other women who didn't end up liking their nose after their non-surgical rhinoplasties.

Yes, there are permanent non-surgical rhinoplasties that are made with Silikon 1000. I used to have fillers made with hyaluronic acid, which is the typical filler used for injections. My doctor explained that the acid occurs naturally in the body, so there are no risks of an allergic reaction. Permanent fillers, however, are foreign and the body encases it to keep it from the rest of the body. That's why it can stay in place so long. The downside I experienced with injection rhinoplasty is that I had to undergo 3 sessions within 6 week time spans. I had a little more filler added each time. It's definitely worth it since the price of fillers adds up over time and ends up costing much more than a permanent procedure. I was getting Juvederm Voluma injections, which ran me over $2500 per year.