Non-surgical rhinoplasty for Asian noses

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic doctor, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower, Berwick and Beaumaris Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2005, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More

Nose filler is no longer performed at Victorian Cosmetic Institute. The following page is for informational purposes only.

What is Asian nose filler?

Asian nose filler (also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty or liquid nose job) is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements for Asian patients at the Victorian Cosmetic Institute. People of Asian descent tend to have noses that have broad and rounded tips. Typically, Asian noses tend to have augmented nostrils and also lack protruded bridges. East Asians typically have slimmer noses, whereas south Asians may have a larger space between their nasal alare.

Dr Gavin Chan states that generally, the flatter nose that most patients of Asian heritage have can be projected non-surgically with injectable fillers like dermal fillers. Nose filler injection can be used to reshape the nose, including straightening it and making it higher. Overall, these fillers can be used to balance the nose in proportion to the chin, which results in a more appealing side profile.



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How is this different from nose filler injection?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty for Asian noses differs from nose filler injections as the treatment achieves a nose shape that balances the facial contours that are common to those of Asian descent. This may include improving the nasal tip, changing nostril shape and size and elevating the nasal bridge.

How do you reshape an Asian nose?

Dermal fillers are made from a clear gel made of a substance that is naturally found in your skin. Nose filler injection can add volume to areas of the face, including the bridge of your nose. Due to the Therapeutic Goods Administration rules, we’re not able to name the dermal filler products we use.

Nose filler injection won’t provide the same degree of lift as surgical rhinoplasty or implants. 

Compared to surgical nose jobs, a non-surgical nose job has fewer serious risks, complications and side effects. 

To minimise any pain you may experience during the non-surgical nose job, many of the nose filler injection treatments are blended with local anaesthetic, which mildly numbs the injection site. After extensive guidance and training with Dr Gavin Chan, our Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses expertly place the dermal fillers in the nose without causing any lumps. It is important to note that after non-surgical rhinoplasty, you may experience some puffiness, bruising or swelling. You may have a tender nose for 3 to 5 days after your treatment.

View our non-surgical rhinoplasty before and after patient photos here.

What issues can dermal filler treatment for the nose address?

Compared to cosmetic procedures, dermal filler treatment to change the shape of your nose has less serious risks, complications and side effects. Due to its convenience, affordability and minimal downtime, this type of cosmetic treatment is growing in popularity.

Nose filler treatment can address the following issues:

  • Reduce the appearance of a bump on your nose
  • Improve nose symmetry
  • Bridge augmentation by adding more definition to the bridge
  • Smooth out nose contour irregularities
  • Lift the tip of the nose if it is dropping down
  • Improve the facial profile
  • Correct nostril rims if they are too high

Who is a suitable candidate for Asian nose treatment?

A good candidate for nose filler injection are men or women who are unhappy with their nasal appearance and who:

  • Wants to increase the size of their nasal bridge
  • Has good overall health
  • Wants to reshape their nose
  • Does not smoke or is willing to quit
  • Has realistic expectations of the treatment
  • Acknowledges that there are possible risks and side effects 

A consultation with one of our practitioners can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.

What is a good age to get nose filler?

Nose filler injection patients must be at least 18 years old to get the treatment. The treatment is suitable for a wide age range of patients from 18 to over 70.

Are there any risks with non-surgical rhinoplasty?

While dermal filler treatment offers a less expensive alternative with minimal downtime, there are still some risks to consider. One risk of using a needle with dermal fillers is that it can enter into the blood vessel and block blood supply. This can have rather disastrous effects on the nose.

Even though this is rare, it is important to note that if the dermal filler is injected into arteries that supply your nose, the skin can die and scar. On very rare occasions, dermal filler can cause the local blood supply to compress, resulting in scars and death of the skin.

To help mitigate this risk, we use blunt-tipped cannulas instead of needles. Dr Gavin Chan explains that using the blunt tip cannula can actually push blood vessels out of the way. This means there is less risk of actually injecting filler into the artery. Unlike needles, cannulas have a round end on the tip so they cannot pierce the skin.

Your Cosmetic Doctor or Cosmetic Nurse will pierce the skin with a needle to make a small hole for the cannula to enter. After this process, the cannula’s round tip will actually push any important structures (blood vessels and arteries) out of the way. This also results in less swelling and bruising.

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Where to get the best non-surgical rhinoplasty for Asian noses in Melbourne

At the Victorian Cosmetic Institute, we have helped thousands of Asian patients alter the appearance and shape of their nose without cosmetic surgery. During a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners, we will assess the shape of your face and understand what type of nose shape will suit you.