Nose Filler

Want to change the shape of your nose but don't want to go under the knife? We offer what is referred to as the "liquid nose job," where dermal filler is injected into the nose. Nose filler can be used to smooth lumps, turn up the tip of the nose, or help it appear narrower.

How do I know if I'm a good candidate for nose filler?

If you are looking for a subtle change in your nose's appearance with little to no downtime, this procedure may be right for you. It is best to have a consultation with your provider so they can assess your anatomy and make the best recommendations based on your needs and desires.

What should I expect before my nose filler appointment?

  • Avoid any blood thinning products for one week before your appointment, such as fish oil/omega 3, vitamin E, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aspirin). Alcohol and smoking can also increase your chance of bruising.
  • Arnica Montana (Arnicare) is an herbal product that helps minimize swelling and bruising. It comes in both topical and oral tablet versions. Take the oral tablets at least two days before filler to help minimize bruising.
  • Don't schedule your filler within two weeks of a special event. We want to ensure enough time for healing before these events.
  • You may come in with makeup on, but it will be taken off in injected areas.
  • Avoid vaccines or dental appointments two weeks before your filler procedure.

What should I expect during my nose filler appointment?

  • Your provider will go over the procedure again and ask if you have any questions before beginning.
  • The procedure will take around 15-30 minutes.
  • All the fillers we use have numbing agents within the product, making the injection process very comfortable. Most patients say the pain is 1/10 on a pain scale.

What should I expect after my nose filler appointment?

  • Within minutes, you'll see the visibly improved, reshaped, and contoured nose.
  • You will have swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the nose, which may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Most of the healing happens within the first week.
  • Try to sleep elevated with another pillow under your head for the first few nights to reduce swelling.
  • Apply or take arnica until bruising and swelling are gone.
  • You may shower and wash your face as usual. Makeup and moisturizers may be worn after injections as well.
  • You will feel the filler for the first week or so; it may even feel hard or lumpy. The filler will soften up, smooth out, and feel like your own tissue again within two weeks.
  • Avoid exercising for 24 hours and air travel for 72 hours.
  • Avoid dentist appointments and vaccines for two weeks after your filler appointment.
  • Drinking plenty of water and avoiding high salt will help swelling dissipate quicker.
  • Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any discomfort.

How long does nose filler last?

Nose filler will last 6-12 months and vary from patient to patient. We typically see our nose filler patients semi-annually for maintenance.

Is nose filler reversible?

  • We use hyaluronic acid (HA) filler for nose fillers, which slowly breaks down over time, so it is not considered a permanent filler.
  • The hyaluronidase enzyme can dissolve/break down HA fillers quickly. We can inject this enzyme into treated areas with immediate results. So yes, HA fillers are "reversible."
  • We always carry hyaluronidase in the clinic, which can dissolve HA fillers if needed.