Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wanting to get a non-surgical nose job in the next few weeks. Also interested in getting some filler in my upper lip as it is kind of flat and smaller than the bottom lip. Just wanting to know if I am a good candidate and an estimate on cost. I know there are a couple different fillers, but not sure what is best for this sort of procedure.
A: An injectable rhinoplasty works by adding volume so its use is restricted to a few specific types of nasal deformities, In looking at your pictures, I assume what has drawn you to this approach is to fill in the ‘depression’ above your hump….which is the type of nasa shape issue which an injectable rhinoplasty works the best. While this does smooth out the dorsal line in profile, it also makes the bridge look higher. But as long as one can accept that tradeoff, it will make get rid of the hump.
This approach to your nose reshaping is a good short-term treatment. In the long run we know that surgical reduction of the hump with rhinoplasty surgery is best. But this is often an easy and good starting point for some patients.
Like the lips, the best fillers to put into the nose are any of the hyaluronic-acid based materials. (e.g., Juvederm, Restylane etc)
Dr. Barry Eppley