Am I A Good Candidate For A Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a non-surgical rhinoplasty. I really need my nose fixed. I’ve been so depressed about my nose for about 7 years. I’m 20 years old now. I know I can’t afford surgery so I thought hopefully I can afford this. Why stay sorry for myself when I can do something about it, please help ! I have attached a picture so you can see my nose shape problem.

Injectable Rhinoplasty with Radiesse Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisA: Based on your picture, you are not a candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty. This very limited nose reshaping technique uses injectable fillers to build up certain parts of the nose. Almost always that is done to build up the area above a hump or bump in the upper nose. What you have is a wide or fat nasal tip due to large lower alar cartilages and how they come together…or don’t come together. Correction of the wide nasal tip requires  an open surgical approach with cartilage reduction and reshaping with sutures. That can be tremendously effective in reshaping the tip of the nose but it is a surgical procedure. Just for a tip rhinoplasty procedure done in a one hour procedure under general anesthesia the cost is around the $4,000.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana