Liquid Rhinoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty, What’s the Difference?

Liquid rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty, as a word, means a surgical procedure involving the nose. Many people are at least somewhat familiar with what a traditional rhinoplasty is, but what about a liquid rhinoplasty? Both are used often for cosmetic purposes, but the way they achieve results and the results they achieve are very different from each other. So let’s take a closer look at both rhinoplasty and liquid rhinoplasty so you can get a better idea of what’s best for you.


Rhinoplasty is the traditional “nose job” option. Rhinoplasty is a surgical and invasive procedure that involves the removal and alteration of bone and cartilage within the nose. This is to achieve a certain desired nose shape, length, definition, and other small aesthetic details. There is often an extended recovery time that depends on the amount of work done on the nose.

Liquid Rhinoplasty

Liquid rhinoplasty attempts to achieve similar results to traditional rhinoplasty without surgery. Liquid rhinoplasty uses a dermal filler to shape and define the nose without ever having the make incisions or cuts. This is especially useful in shaping the nose tip and bridge.

However, liquid rhinoplasty does have its limitations. Drastic change is not possible because no tissue can be removed to shape the nose. That being said, many see it’s worth it because there’s no downtime or healing. Once the quick procedure is over, you can head straight back to work or go enjoy your day.

Some people even use it as a starting point to decide if rhinoplasty is right for them. This is because liquid rhinoplasty will eventually go away in 9 to 18 months as the dermal filler is naturally absorbed into the body.

Deciding What’s Right For You

While the difference between liquid and non-liquid rhinoplasty is drastic, it can still be difficult to know what’s best for your aesthetic goals. That’s why Dr. Johnny Mao with Mao Facial Plastic Surgery believes it’s important to have an in-depth consultation before any cosmetic work is completed.

Dr. Mao is an award-winning, multi-board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial surgeries. Dr. Mao and his staff make it their mission to provide you with optimal care and reach for your goals as a team. So if you’re ready to get the nose you deserve, contact Dr. Mao’s office at 203-907-0501 to schedule a consultation today.


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