All nose shapes and sizes are beautiful, but it’s also normal to feel insecure or self-conscious about having large or bulbous noses. In these cases, getting rhinoplasty surgery is the first solution that comes to mind when you want to change your nose. But with the advancements in aesthetic medicine, doctors can now perform a liquid rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose job with dermal fillers.
So how can a dermal filler make your nose look smaller? One possible technique is to place the facial fillers on the cheeks to achieve facial symmetry and ensure that your features are in proportion with each other. This can help create the illusion of a smaller nose and bring attention to your other features, such as the chin, jawline, and lips. The injectable filler may also be placed directly on the nose tip or bridge to improve its overall shape and appearance.
When you first hear about cheek filler treatments, it might not cross your mind that it can also be used for correcting or reducing your nose shape and size. Normally, patients get dermal filler injections to the cheek area to restore facial volume, improve contours, and minimize wrinkles and fine lines around the nose and mouth.
But you can definitely get cheek filler injections to create the appearance of a smaller nose. This cosmetic procedure is helpful for patients who don’t want to undergo surgical rhinoplasty. It can also be an excellent alternative to liquid rhinoplasty.
A liquid nose job or rhinoplasty involves injecting cosmetic fillers directly into the nasal tip or bridge to correct shape irregularities, smooth out bumps, or address asymmetry. However, an injectable rhinoplasty may be risky since the nose is a sensitive area with plenty of blood vessels. That’s why doctors may recommend getting cheek fillers to achieve the illusion of a smaller nose.
Placing cheek fillers to achieve a smaller nose is usually part of another cosmetic procedure called facial balancing. In a facial or profile balancing treatment, experienced providers use dermal fillers to reshape, rejuvenate, or lift parts of the face to make your facial features more proportionate with each other and achieve ideal symmetry.
Another thing that makes facial balancing procedures different is that doctors will look at your face as a whole instead of just fixating on your nose shape and how it can be improved. Your providers will create a plan where they can strategically put fillers to achieve full facial rejuvenation and harmony.
One common area where they can place fillers to make your nose look smaller is the cheeks. Here are the different ways that cheek filler injections can contribute to a smaller nose:
Other dermal filler techniques for nose reshaping and enhancement involve placing them directly on the nasal tip or bridge. A nose filler can help enhance your nose bridge, lift a drooping nose tip, conceal a visible bump on your nose, or straighten a crooked nose.
Unlike reconstructive surgery, getting a cheek filler injection is minimally invasive and doesn’t require a long recovery period. The treatment session can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and afterward, patients can go home to rest.
If you’re interested in getting cheek fillers to conceal your large nose, you should consult with a professional doctor or plastic surgeon. The use of dermal fillers for non-surgical rhinoplasty is considered off-label and it should only be done by a professional to guarantee the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. It also takes the right skills and injection techniques to place cheek fillers properly to give your nose a smaller appearance.
Here’s an overview of the cheek filler procedure:
Aside from the cheeks, you can place injectable fillers into other areas of the face to achieve a smaller nose. In facial balancing, providers can also use fillers for lip augmentation. The application of lip filler may help correct facial proportions by making the lips more plump and fuller. This can also improve the projection of your lips and chin which in turn can make the nose appear smaller.
Hyaluronic acid injections are the most popular type of dermal filler used for cheek enhancement. Certain hyaluronic acid filler products have thicker and firmer consistencies, making them perfect for volumizing and contouring the cheeks. Here are some of the best HA fillers for cheek injections and non surgical rhinoplasty:
Since they’re not surgical, the results of cheek and nose fillers are usually temporary. But the dermal filler products that can be used tend to have a long-lasting effect and most of its results can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. If you want to maintain your results, you should schedule touch-up sessions with your provider.
Facial plastic surgery or traditional rhinoplasty don't always have to be your first choice for a nose job. Cheek fillers are a great treatment option for addressing various signs of midface aging and volume loss. They can also improve your facial proportions and help achieve symmetrical features to make your nose smaller.
At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we can help you feel more beautiful and confident with your nose shape with our safe and effective dermal filler injections. Our team of specialists is equipped with the best cheek filler injection techniques that can help balance your facial profile and make your nose look smaller. To learn more about our cheek fillers or book your consultation to discuss your aesthetic needs, get in touch with us today.