Rhinoplasty Vs Non-Surgical Nose Job

Have you been thinking about going through a procedure to change the shape and size of your nose lately? Plastic surgery can be a solution for many people, but what if you don’t want to go through it all just yet?

Nose Reshaping is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in North America and though the purposes might vary between the patients who have done it, the result helps achieve the symmetry they’re looking for.

People usually think that the only way to fix an aesthetic problem of a nose is with surgical rhinoplasty but that is actually not true. There is a way you can get the same results you’re looking for in a nose surgery with a non-surgical procedure.

Undergoing a procedure to reshape your nose can help you increase your self-confidence and improve your quality of life, which is why it is important that before you choose which procedure you should get, you know the difference and the benefits you can get between each procedure.

The difference between both procedures goes beyond surgery and we will prove it comparing both on a chart once we explain them. Take your time to read with us and choose carefully between a Rhinoplasty Vs a Non-surgical Nose Job!

About Rhinoplasty

A Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help you change the shape of your nose and improve its function. It is usually done for aesthetic purposes helping patients to achieve the desired look for their nose, compared to their facial features. With a rhinoplasty you can:

  • Contour the tip of your nose
  • Modify the nasal bridge’s width
  • Narrow the nostrils
  • Correct asymmetry or deviation of the nasal bone

This surgery can also be done due to medical purposes. With a Rhinoplasty, patients are able to correct breathing problems caused by trauma or birth defect getting the benefits of a better looking shaped nose and the best of all is that results can last for a lifetime. A good candidate for a Rhinoplasty has to be someone who’s facial growth is complete, physically healthy and has realistic goals in mind for the outlook of the surgery. It is also very important that the candidate doesn’t smoke to avoid any complications with surgery and recovery. The procedure is usually done at an outpatient clinic under local or general anesthesia and it only takes from 1 to 2 hours to be completed. Starting the procedure, your surgeon will make small cuts within the nostrils to begin sculpturing the inner bone and cartilage to achieve the goal appearance. In those cases where the septum has deviated, the surgeon will correct its position to improve the patient’s breathing. After the surgery, you might feel a little congested due to swelling and the splints placed inside your nose to control de bleeding. You will need to rest with your head raised higher than your chest to reduce the bleeding and swelling. During recovery, you can expect some bruising around the eyes that will improve the third day after the surgery but can last up to 2 weeks until it completely disappears. The swelling of the nose can take longer to resolve during this process and it is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations to here are some tips to have a fast recovery:

  • Avoid strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects or exercising.
  • Eat foods with high fiber to avoid constipation that way you can avoid any strain and avoid bleeding.
  • Don’t blow your nose while you have bandages on your nose.
  • Brush your teeth gently
  • Wear clothes than you can open from the front to avoid pulling clothes over your head.
  • Eye contacts are allowed to be used, however, you might need to wait at least 4 weeks after the surgery to wear eyeglasses

You should be able to return to your regular activities within the next 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. Although swelling might take a few months to resolve, it will not be noticeable for most people. Your nose will be completely healed from 6 months to 1 year. Remember that the final results from a Rhinoplasty are permanent and with a healthy lifestyle and good skincare, you can enjoy a good looking nose for a lifetime.

About Non-Surgical Nose Job

A Non-Surgical Nose Job is a minimally invasive procedure that can help you reshape your nose using hyaluronic acid fillers. Also known as “Liquid Nose Job”, this aesthetic procedure can accomplish many of the changes a surgical procedure can, such as

  • The shape of the nose
  • Change the nostrils size
  • Modify the bridge’s height
  • Contour the tip of the nose

A good candidate for this procedure depends on the results they want to achieve. If you are interested in smoothing, even and straighten the shape of your nose but not changing the size, then using fillers might be a good option for you. However, if you are trying to modify the size of your nose into a smaller you might want to consider a surgical solution. This is a painless procedure as it only takes 15 to 20 minutes to be completed and usually, doctors use an anesthetic cream that can take around 10 minutes to have that numbing effect. The hyaluronic acid is injected to the skin in strategic points that your doctor will previously mark. As the injections are introduced, the doctor will gently massage the area and if needed, add more filler liquid in order to achieve the desired results. After the procedure, a little bruising might exist but after a few days, you should be able to see the full result. In some cases, bruising or redness might appear but it will be nothing that makeup can’t cover. Unlike a surgical nose job that can take weeks to recover, with a liquid nose job you can continue your daily activities as usual but in order to avoid swelling or any other complications, we recommend:

  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or eat salty foods 24 hours after the treatment
  • Unless it is instructed by your doctor, avoid significant movement or massaging the treated area.
  • All kinds of exercise are strictly prohibited for the next 24 hours after undergoing the treatment.
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.

The results obtained can last from 6 up to 12 months, this is why many doctors consider this to be a short-term solution for minor adjustments but it can the treatment can be repeated if the patient wanted to.


Some people might use this procedure to have a peek of how they would look like before going for nose surgery. It is recommended that if you are thinking of getting a Rhinoplasty in the future, avoid having this non-surgical procedure for more than 3 times since the excessive filler can make the surgery more difficult.

Rhinoplasty Vs a Non-Surgical Nose Job

Now that we know everything we have to know about both procedures, let’s make a quick recap and compare.

  Rhinoplasty Non-Surgical Nose Job
Helps you to Reshape your nose, Contour the tip of your nose, Modify the nasal bridge’s width, Narrow the nostrils, and Correct asymmetry or deviation of the nasal bone. Reshape the nose, change the nostrils, modify the bridge's height, and contour the tip of the nose. The width of the nose can't be corrected with this procedure.
Procedure Time Takes from 1 to 2 hours to be completed. Takes 10 minute for anesthetic cream to take effect and 15 to 20 minutes for the treatment to be completed.
Recovery Time You should be able to return to your regular activities within the next 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. You can continue your daily activities as usual after the treatment.
Results Results will last a lifetime with a healthy lifestyle. The results obtained can last from 6 up to 12 months.
Can you have the treatment twice? Yes, but you will need to wait at least a year after your first surgery Yes, once the hyaluronic acid effect goes away. If you are thinking of getting a Rhinoplasty, it is recommended to avoid the procedure for more than 3 times.
Average Cost $5,350 per visit $1,000 per visit

Nose Job in Mexico

Did the costs above seem a little pricey? Most people think that when you plan on getting a cosmetic procedure done it must cost a fortune or the results will turn out to be horrible, but what if I told you that it is possible to have amazing results and save more than 50% on the same cosmetic procedure?

Thanks to medical tourism, many people have been given the opportunity to undergo medical and cosmetic procedures at low prices and Mexico is one of the favorite destinations due to its closeness to the border with North American countries and its professionalism.

Los Algodones, Mexico is one of the most visited medical destinations counting with the only ambulatory surgery center in the area. Baja Surgery Center is a modern outpatient facility offering specialties such as plastic, general, orthopedic, otorhinolaryngology, and urologic surgery.

They also offer the best in aesthetic medicine, meaning that they count with both surgical Rhinoplasty and a Non-Surgical Nose Job as part of the treatments a patient can choose to reshape their nose to how they’ve always wanted it to look like.

I know you might think it’s still kind of impossible to pay so little and still get good results, so let us explain:

  1. The cost of living in Mexico is not as expensive compared to the United States and Canada.
  2. Most universities subsidize their student’s education, including medical students and its highly competitive specialties, meaning graduate won’t have huge student loans.
  3. Taxes are lower and the exchange rate difference between a US dollar and the Mexican peso can help medical travelers find prices more accessible than at their countries.

Now let’s compare prices for both procedures. All prices in US dollar and starting at:

  US Prices Baja Surgery Center's Prices
Rhinoplasty $5,350 $3,000
Non-Surgical Nose Job $1,000 $450

Impressive, right?

Visit Baja Surgery Center

Baja Surgery Center focuses on same-day procedures helping you achieve the look and quality of life that you deserve with all the perks that medical tourism has to offer.

With all of our procedures performed by qualified doctors, we make sure to follow every safety standard and count with the top technology and equipment so our patients can have a comfortable and successful medical treatment at our facility.

We count with free shuttle services for our patients and exclusive hotel promotions at the 2 of the top hotels in town.

Our location inside MediPlaza is only 2 blocks away from the International Border from Los Algodones, Mexico (Just 5 minutes away from Yuma, Arizona).

If you’re still in doubt of which procedure should you get, it is better to have the information from a clinic that offers both. Give us a call and we will gladly assist you with any questions.

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