Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty or Nose Fillers?

When making changes to the appearance of your nose, you really have two options: rhinoplasty or nose fillers. Each can make changes to the appearance of your nose, although fillers cannot make as drastic changes as a nose job can. So how do you decide which is right for you? Here are some of the differences between each.

What Rhinoplasty Can Do vs. What Nose Fillers Can Do

A nose job is able to change the shape and size of your nose to pretty much however you would like it to be. This means that you can slim your nose drastically if it is very large, remove a big crook in it or completely reshape it if desired.

Nose fillers can add more fullness to the nose, meaning you can add it to the tip to give you an upturned nose, or put them in along the bridge to remove lumps and bumps. They can make small changes to your nose if you have imperfections that aren’t major.

The Cost of Rhinoplasty vs. the Cost of Nose Fillers

Rhinoplasty can be quite expensive, depending on which surgeon you use and which hospital you stay in for the surgery. The cost for rhinoplasty will be in the thousands of dollars.

Nose fillers will only cost a few hundred dollars and can be done in a clinic by anyone who’s learned the technique, and you’ll be in and out in under an hour.

Who Can Get Rhinoplasty vs. Who Can Get Nose Fillers

To get rhinoplasty you will need to be healthy and fit for surgery. You cannot smoke, and you must be in good health. However, almost anyone can get fillers.

How Long Does Rhinoplasty Last vs. How Long Do Fillers Last?

Rhinoplasty has the potential to last you for life. A rhinoplasty surgery will last you at least 10+ years. Most nose fillers only last around 3 to 6 months before they need to be done again. If you are thinking that you might like to use nose fillers instead of rhinoplasty, it might do you good to think of the total cost of nose fillers over time vs. what it would cost you for rhinoplasty. Or, if you are thinking about rhinoplasty but are not sure, then you might like to try nose fillers first.

Dr Michael Zacharia is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Head and Neck (Otolaryngology) and specialises in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist surgeon. Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia delivers the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.

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