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
"I know my surgery is recent but I’m happy I picked them over others I consulted with. - First and foremost Dr. Keyes and Kimberley, his surgical assistant, are the best. As soon as I went in for my Consultation they both made me feel comfortable. Dr. Keyes is well regarded in the rhinoplasty society. When I got my surgery done on June 22, 2020 I was super nervous but Kimberley was there by my side keeping me calm. Dr. Keyes did exactly what I wanted on my nose. Kimberley is great in staying in touch with you seeing how your healing and if you’re ok. I know my surgery is recent but I’m happy I picked them over others I consulted with. I would definitely refer him in a heartbeat."- G. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2020
"I started considering rhinoplasty when I was 16, I am 28. I hated my nose, the shape and the size. I tried for many many years to love as it was. But to be honest, I always knew one day I would take the step. Los Angeles has a big offer of plastic surgeons, and is hard to know who is good and who is the best. After some months of research, I narrowed my options and had two consultations with two different surgeons. From the very first second I knew Dr.keyes would be my surgeon. I am a really hypochondriac person, and Dr.keyes and Kimberly made me feel confident, safe and comfortable during the whole process. The day of the surgery I was really nervous and everyone made it really easy for me. Post op is painless, just uncomfortable. Dr Keyes and Kim were available for me 24/7in case I had any question or concern. That really makes a difference. I am one month post op and even swollen, I looooove my nose, it changes your life. It is natural, fits my face and I could not be any happier. If you are thinking about having a rhinoplasty, Dr.Keyes and Kimberly are the team you are looking for, thank you both!!"- S.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2020
"Rhinoplasty - I'm scheduled to have rhinoplasty with dr Geoffrey Keyes in LA. I had my consultation and I had my pictures taken and then photoshopped by the dr to show me what he can do with my nose. He is nice and very straight forward and gives his honest opinion on what realistically can be done. I told him I want a really small Barbie nose . He said he can give me that but it also all depends on what happens in the OR , but I told him to go as small as my body will allow. I'm also interested in lip lift and fillers so I'm going to call tomorrow to see if that can be done as well."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2020
"A little over 2 months post op and have to say I’m loving the results so far! Everyone says my nose fits my face and looks better than before. My nose kept changing over these past 2 months because I’m so early in my recovery. It is however, looking better over time. Dr. Keyes and Kimberly are very nice people and are good at answering any questions you may have. The day of surgery I started panicking and got anxiety. Granted, this was my first time being put under general anestesia. Dr. Keyes, Kimberly, and the anesthesiologist made me feel at ease. I finally feel confident enough to take pictures and not be self-conscious of others looking at my nose! Lol"- V.P. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2022
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.