About Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty
Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Keyes can reshape your nose, but it does not always require surgery. With nonsurgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers, Dr. Keyes can inject fillers for subtle changes to add height, projection, to straighten a curvature, or fill in an imperfection like a scar or birth defect. At Geoffrey R. Keyes. M.D., F.A.C.S. in Los Angeles, CA, we provide rhinoplasty consultations and injectable filler injections with the family of medical-grade fillers and products by Juvéderm® and Restylane®. Noninvasive procedures continue to grow by leaps and bounds as more and more patients choose to forgo major surgery. While these procedures are aimed at shaping the face and eliminating wrinkles, fillers are also finding success in treating problem areas on the nose. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a quick and easy way to get a great looking appearance without having surgery. Dr. Keyes is highly trained in the use of cosmetic injectable fillers for the nose while maintaining the highest levels of safety.
The benefits of filler injections to help fix problem areas of the nose gives fantastic results, allowing you to put off rhinoplasty (for now or altogether), and get back to living your life. Call and schedule a consultation to privately discuss this matter with Dr. Keyes in our Los Angeles, CA office.
"This review may be a little early as I just got my cast off my nose today...but I am over the moon. I don't know how Dr. Keyes does it, and I'll admit I was skeptical while the cast was on as the cast and tape can distort things. I was actually a nervous wreck. But when that cast came off today, it reduced me to happy tears. He did everything I wanted and more. My nose is now straight, and it looks amazing. Even swollen I love it! I can breathe through my left nostril for the first time and it feels so good. I seriously feel like a new person. I'm so excited to see how it progresses over the next year. Dr. Keyes was the only consultation I had, and for a second it crossed my mind, did I jump the gun on this? Do I need a second opinion? Something in my gut trusted him. And I'm so glad my gut was right. His reviews and his before and after photos on his website speak for themselves. I am so thankful to Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. They're so easy to reach and they care about you just as much before the surgery as they do after. They are wonderful. Couldn't recommend them more. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. From the bottom of my heart!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"So happy with rhinoplasty results - two weeks post op! - I'm only two weeks post op from my nose surgery so technically I should wait to write this review until the final result, but I can't wait. I am so happy with my results. Dr. Keyes is an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, and he did a remarkable job on me. I was classified as "a hard nose" because I already had a nice nose, but I was always self conscious because it was slightly crooked and pinched in the center which also gave me breathing issues. He knew exactly what I needed from the moment he saw my nose, and he delivered. My nose is so natural and beautiful now, I can't believe it's only going to get better. Hard to imagine! Not to mention my breathing is amazing. Feels like I have an invisible breathe right strip on. It's an incredible feeling.Kimberly, his partner is also lovely. Like all the other reviewers say, she is there every step of the way answering questions and concerns. Both of them couldn't be easier to reach. Kimberly is warm and friendly and makes you feel totally comfortable. All in all I feel lucky to have found them, and I am so thankful. Will report back with an update a couple months from now. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly!"- P. / RealSelf / Nov 11, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley, his surgical assistant, are the best in the business. These days it is tough to find a surgeon especially because you can find a lot of flashy pictures on social media that might make you interested in visiting a surgeon, but when it comes down to it it's all about skill. Dr. Keyes has been president of the rhinoplasty society and speaks around the world on surgical techniques. Kimberley is SO kind and caring, you will certainly be in great hands with these two. When it comes down to picking a surgeon, it is key to find a surgeon that has the credentials, bedside manner, and experience and that is Dr. Keyes and Kimberley! I'm only 4 months post-op and I can't wait until my final results. This is the place to go for your next procedure, 100%. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!"- J.S. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2019
"Kimberely and Dr. Keyes are the best! - Prior to Dr. Keyes I had seen three different ENT’s; two scoped my nose, one wanted a CT scan and I had a couple of surgeries that were of no help.My primary care physician suggested I go see Dr. Keyes, because he was able to help one of her other patients.I was NOT thrilled on the idea to go see a "plastic surgeon".I called and talked to Kimberley, Dr. Keyes Director of Patient Services. She is absolutely AMAZING! She answered all of my many questions and I called more than once!I met with Dr. Keyes and told him about the issues with my nasal passages. He listened, asked a few questions and then examined my nose.After a little prodding, he said there were three items wrong with my nose. He described the details of the nose functions and then explained what needed to be done to mine.I was impressed. It made sense and I went through with the surgery.I wish I would have gone to him FIRST!THANK YOU Dr. Keys and Kimberley! You two are the best!"- N. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2019
"3 months post-op and loving so far! - Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are literally the BEST of the best. I've been waiting to write my formal review (and will be doing so when I have more time to rave about them) but honestly I've been getting a ton of compliments and couldn't wait! They are the dream team! More formal review to come :)"- R. / RealSelf / Oct 13, 2019
Not every nose has an aesthetic flaw that requires surgery. You are a good candidate for a nonsurgical rhinoplasty if you want to reshape your nose without surgery or have:
- A need for a height increase for your nose
- A nasal hump that needs
- A curvature that can be straightened out with the placement of a filler
- A desire for the appearance of an extension in the projection of your nasal tip or to narrow the tip
- A few minor depressions or irregularities that can be smoothed out with a filler
With these kinds of minor changes, nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be an appropriate treatment.
Once you have had a consultation with Dr. Keyes, he will perform the dermal filler injections in his private practice in Los Angeles, CA for your cosmetic issue.
Common Cosmetic Strategies
- Nasal Hump
If your nasal hump is too large to be transformed with fillers, then Dr. Keyes may recommend that you have surgery to correct this abnormality. Otherwise, you may qualify for injections of a dermal filler on both sides of the hump to even out the scooped nasal top.
- Shallow Nasal Height
When the nasal bones are shallow and the tips are wide, you do have an opportunity to have volume replaced with fillers. For more height in your nasal bones, Dr. Keyes will place an injection of a dermal filler into the nasal bone, over the nasal tip cartilage for definition, and reduce the appearance of a bulbous tip.
- Bulbous Nasal Tip
If you have a bulbous tip on the end of your nose, this is caused by a widened and/or separated nasal tip cartilage. Dr. Keyes can inject a dermal filler to create the optical illusion that your nasal tip has more projection, yet still narrow.
- Cartilage Warping and Irregularities
To camouflage cartilage imperfections (such as warming and other irregularities), Dr. Keyes can inject a filler as a solution. The cartilage can be twisted, bent, or appear sharp. If the cartilage is twisted, bent, or sharp then it can often be seen through the skin.
What to Expect
After your series of injections with your chosen dermal filler, your nasal features may be red, tender, swollen, or slightly bruised. These are all normal and will go away within a few days. You will be free to go about your day once you leave our office. You may also want to schedule a follow-up injection session as Dr. Keyes recommends (most patients visit 1 – 2 times per year for touch-ups based on the product used and how fast your body metabolizes the filler). If you have questions at any time after your treatment, please call our office for assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a nonsurgical nose job cost?
The cost of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty will vary from person to person as each case is different. Some patients require more fillers than others depending on their specific cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, our cosmetic team will be able to discuss the exact cost of your unique treatment plan in detail.
What filler is most commonly used for a nonsurgical nose job?
The most common fillers we use for nonsurgical nose jobs are Juvéderm or Restylane. These are both hyaluronic acid gels that are soft and tissue like. Both are FDA approved for nonsurgical rhinoplasty and are a safe way to get the results you want without surgery. These gels can even be dissolved if you are not satisfied with the procedure.
How long does a nonsurgical nose job last?
The longevity of your results will be dependent on the type of fillers used and your unique biology. With Juvéderm, results can last up to two years. However, this is not always the case for every patient. Some patients may need touch-ups at month 9 – 10.
When are results visible?
Although results can be seen almost immediately, optimal results will occur after 2 – 4 weeks. You will have some minor swelling, redness, and bruising in the area that may take a few days to fade away. We advise that you have a cold compress and over-the-counter pain relievers available and on hand to reduce these after effects.
After the procedure, there is some minor swelling and redness that may take a few days to disappear. These symptoms can be eased with a cold compress and over-the-counter medication.
When Surgery Is Not Necessary
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your nose but are really unsure about surgery, we invite you to contact our Los Angeles, CA office of Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. today. We believe an attractive nose is all about facial balance and proportion. Dr. Keyes can discuss options using dermal fillers to reshape and refine your nasal appearance without surgery. Book your consultation today.