What is a Liquid Rhinoplasty?

A liquid rhinoplasty is a nonsurgical alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty. This procedure can temporarily reshape the nose through the use of dermal fillers. There are no incisions, stitches, or downtime involved, making this a quick and easy procedure.

The liquid rhinoplasty procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The nose can be reshaped and enhanced to create a more symmetrical facial appearance. Fillers are used to achieve this, rather than surgical methods. Before the injections, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure a comfortable experience. The filler is then applied to the targeted areas using a fine, thin needle. Results are immediately visible.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who wish to even out irregularities along their nasal bridge, make their nose appear straighter, or hide a dorsal hump may be able to benefit from a liquid rhinoplasty. It is important to understand that this treatment cannot make the nose smaller, improve nostril retraction, or improve nasal obstruction, which is better addressed with a traditional rhinoplasty. Those who are not ready to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty can also benefit from this nonsurgical option. Overall, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Sweat.


Following a liquid rhinoplasty, mild to moderate swelling may occur for the next 24 hours. There is no downtime needed, and physical exercise can resume the day after the treatment. Results are immediate and can last for a few years, depending on the filler formula used.

If you are interested in learning more about the nonsurgical liquid rhinoplasty procedure, contact our Sacramento, CA office today at (916) 400-0822. We would be happy to schedule your consultation!