Surgical Rhinoplasty after Fillers?

Many Singapore patients complain about their less than ideal shape and size of nose, and have searched for ways to make it look better. With the evolving technology and need of people to look pleasing, cosmetic surgeons developed ways to help people attain their aesthetic goals and, perhaps, gain more confidence. Apart from the traditional way of performing rhinoplasty, another technique has been developed, which is known to be significantly safer, faster, and more affordable on the part of the patient – the non-surgical rhinoplasty.


Non-surgical rhinoplasty is the appropriate method for someone who only needs minor alterations on the exterior part of the nose. However, if the patient is looking for extensive changes, like nasal reduction, and a more lasting effect, one may find solution from surgical rhinoplasty method.

But what if someone has already undergone a non-surgical nose job? Would it be medically acceptable for him or her to have surgical rhinoplasty? The answer is Yes and No. First, the patient should ask the aesthetic clinic what filler is applied on his nose. Singapore aesthetic clinics often use nose fillers that dissolve into the body within a matter of months to a year. These common fillers are Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.


If any of the aforementioned fillers are used on the nose, one should know that the process will have to be performed again after a specific period of time. However, some same patients inquire about nose fillers at Singapore that can permanently alter their nose, instead of reapplying temporary injectable, via surgical rhinoplasty. So the actual answer for this is, wait until the substance used is completely dissolved, and then have it checked by the surgeon to determine whether it’s okay to have surgical rhinoplasty.


In majority of cases, a surgical rhinoplasty is best for:

  • Making nasal tip more narrow
  • Reducing the size of the nose
  • Removing a hump or bump on the nasal bridge

Surgical nose job is also necessary if it’s the interior of the nose that requires alterations, maybe to correct breathing problems caused by infections or allergies.

Why Not Consider Permanent, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?


Think about the budget. Since most people find traditional rhinoplasty very expensive, a permanent non-surgical nose job costs about 50 to 80 percent less than the average cost of surgical nose job. Surgical rhinoplasty in Singapore usually costs $7,000 to $10,000, while permanent non-invasive procedure only ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. Permanent non-surgical rhinoplasty makes use of a substance called Artefill, which is the only FDA-approved permanent dermal filler and commonly used for face sculpting and facial wrinkle treatments.


Additionally, one can consider a permanent non-invasive nose job if only the outside part of the nose needs improvement, and doesn’t want to undergo repeated filler injections. The procedure can already correct low bridges, nasal bumps, and nasal skin marks permanently without having to spend more and experience the entire surgical process.