Not all patients interested in changing the shape of their nose are candidates for this procedure. A thorough evaluation and discussion about your goals and expectations are the first step. In our practice, there are a variety of nasal configurations that can be effectively managed using this approach. However, the non-surgical approach may not be the ideal option for everyone. During your consultation, San Diego facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Karam will discuss the pros and cons with you and help educate you about your options so that you can make the best decision for yourself.

Common Reasons Why People Choose to Have a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Versus a Standard Rhinoplasty:

  • Minor nasal irregularities
  • Asymmetries
  • Small nasal hump
  • History of previous rhinoplasty with irregularities or deficiencies
  • No time for recovery from standard rhinoplasty
  • An individual who wants to see the potential result without committing to a surgical approach.
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Common Reasons Why People Choose to Have a Standard Surgical Rhinoplasty Versus a Non-Surgical Approach:

  • Desire a more dramatic result or change
  • Desire a permanent change
  • The desired change cannot be effectively treated using a non-surgical approach (e.g. tip narrowing).

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Will Not…

  • Provide a permanent result
  • Make the nose smaller
  • Remove nasal hump
  • Refine tip
  • Reduce size of nostrils

"When I first learned about the option to have a higher bridge on my nose without surgery I was very skeptical. After several hours of research and weeks of discussing the risks with practitioners, I found Dr. Karam came with the highest recommendations. I spoke with assistants several times and they were very patient with me, answering all of my questions and telling me exactly what to expect during my appointment. The entire procedure took less that 15 minutes and the results were better than I could have expected. Since Dr. Karam is also a rhinoplasty surgeon, he is skilled in knowing what looks natural and what is over the top. It's been a few months and I am still thrilled with the results. Because it lasts about 1 year, I know that when I want to do this again Dr. Karam is the only person I would trust to go to. Thanks to Dr. Karam and your team!"


Injectables: The Process

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In some cases, pre-operative imaging is performed to show the expected changes using this method.

Dr. Karam’s non surgical nose job in San Diego takes about 10-20 minutes to perform. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the skin. There is very little swelling or bruising following the procedure. Most patients return to work right after. The most common fillers Dr. Karam uses are Radiesse and Restylane. These fillers last between 8 months to over 1 year in the nose. To maintain the new shape over the long run, minor touch-ups are performed.

As a prospective patient, it is important to recognize that given the complexity of the nasal anatomy, effective outcomes require an in-depth knowledge of the natural nasal shape. Dr. Karam’s judgment and expertise in the nose and surgical rhinoplasty, allow him to translate that experience in order to create a look that is natural and cosmetically enhancing using the non-surgical rhinoplasty approach.

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