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Surgical vs Non-surgical Nose Jobs: Which is best for you?

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If you want to change the appearance or profile of your nose, there are two popular options: surgical and non-surgical nose jobs. These nose job procedures are designed to improve the nose’s shape, size, and contour but differ in their approach and results.

In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery discusses the pros and cons of each procedure to help you decide which can be best for you.

Surgical Nose Job

A surgical nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that involves reshaping the nose by modifying its bone and cartilage structure. This procedure is done in an accredited hospital under general anesthesia. Here are some pros and cons of a surgical nose job.


  1. Permanent results: Unlike a non-surgical nose job, which may require maintenance injections, the results of a surgical nose job are permanent.
  2. Customisable: A surgical nose job allows for more customisation and precision in reshaping the nose, making it a good option for people with more complex nasal deformities.
  3. Improved breathing: In addition to improving the appearance of the nose, a surgical nose job can also correct structural abnormalities that affect breathing.


  1. Cost: A surgical nose job is typically more expensive than a non-surgical nose job.
  2. Longer recovery period: Recovery from a surgical nose job can take several weeks, during which time you may need to avoid certain activities and wear a splint.
  3. Potential risks: As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, and anesthesia-related problems.

Non-Surgical Nose Job

A non-surgical nose job, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting dermal fillers to reshape the nose. This procedure can be done in a cosmetic clinic under local anesthesia or numbing creams. Here are some pros and cons of a non-surgical nose job.


  1. Quick results: A non-surgical nose job can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, and you can see the results immediately.
  2. Non-invasive: Unlike a surgical nose job, which requires incisions and sutures, a non-surgical nose job is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime.
  3. Less expensive: A non-surgical nose job is typically less expensive than a surgical nose job.


  1. Temporary results: The results of a non-surgical nose job typically last for 6-12 months, after which you may need maintenance injections to maintain the results.
  2. Limited customisation: A non-surgical nose job is limited in the extent to which it can reshape the nose, making it a less suitable option for people with more complex nasal deformities.
  3. Not suitable for all cases: A non-surgical nose job may not be suitable for people with significant structural deformities or breathing problems.

Which nose job procedure is right for you?

The choice of procedure will ultimately depend on your preference and the condition of your nose. If you want a quick and non-invasive procedure, a non-surgical nose job might suit you. However, if you want more permanent results that can improve breathing and allow your surgeon to alter your nose profile that matches your face, a surgical nose job can be a more suitable choice. 

To learn more about a nose job in Sydney, you can reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jack Zoumaras, has produced great, natural-looking rhinoplasty results. He will assess your nose and aesthetic goals to customise a nose job surgery for you. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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