Non-surgical rhinoplasty or nose filler is a highly specialized treatment done by the trained hands of our doctors at our Vancouver clinic. Traditionally, surgical nose jobs have been associated with long recovery times and have the unappealing risks related to plastic surgery. Using best techniques and practices with dermal filler, our doctors can perform minimally invasive non-surgical nose enhancement with dermal filler. Non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers offers a faster, scarless, and instant treatment that makes subtle changes to the dorsum and the tip. Such subtle improvements to the nasal contours can result in significant overall facial aesthetic improvements. If you are looking for changes to the nose without having to undergo invasive surgical procedures, non-surgical rhinoplasty may be for you. 


  • Length of Treatments: 30 minutes
  • Recovery Time: 1-2 days of minor swelling is expected. Social downtime is minimal. 
  • Onset of Action: Immediate 
  • Cost: 1050
  • Results: The cost of nose filler or non-surgical rhinoplasty includes both the initial treatment session and a follow-up session with results generally best at 4 weeks after a touch up to finetune the results


Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great non-invasive alternative but is not a universal solution. This procedure, also known as a liquid rhinoplasty, may not be suitable for individuals with pronounced nasal structures since dermal fillers will add volume rather than reduce it. It is also not a substitute for septoplasty as it will not improve problems related to breathing. A non-surgical nose job is great for those hoping to address the following:

  • create definition and projection to the nasal tip
  • even out nasal asymmetries of a slightly crooked nose
  • add height and shape to a low nasal bridge
  • mask bumps in the nose to make the nasal dorsum look straight
  • add volume to the nasal bridge to improve the fit of your glasses
  • add volume to a recessed nasal root


Some of the major factors that contribute to the popularity of nose filler treatments in Vancouver include the following:

  • A minimally invasive procedure with immediate recovery and limited risks.
  • Instant results that last 12-18 months 
  • HA-based fillers are completely dissolvable using hyaluronidase
  • Can be safely paired with other aesthetic interventions to foster a holistic approach to rejuvenation
  • A lower-cost alternative to rhinoplasty
  • Avoids incisions, stitches and scars
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During your initial consultation, our injectors will discuss any concerns you have and will do a thorough assessment, ensuring you are a candidate for this procedure. We will also determine any contraindications and make recommendations on how to achieve your desired results if needed. The injection process is quick and usually takes no longer than 30 minutes. First, we numb you using a local anesthetic or ice. Our injectors will then go in with injectable fillers that also contain lidocaine to ensure you feel virtually no pain. Although some swelling is to be expected, it should subside within 24 to 48 hours. The great thing about non-surgical nose jobs is that results are instant, and you will be able to notice the difference right away. Patients can resume their daily activities after the procedure with little to no disturbance to their normal routine.


After undergoing liquid rhinoplasty treatment, here are some guidelines to harbour the best results and speedy recovery:

  • Apply ice packs for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling and bruising
  • Stay away from vigorous exercise, heat, and alcohol for 24 hours after your nose filler session, as it may exacerbate swelling
  • Maintain good facial hygiene and avoid touching your face to minimize the risk of injection. 
  • Avoid manipulating, massaging or using too much pressure in the treatment area to avoid the filler from moving.


A week before the nose enhancement procedure, we advise our clients to avoid substances that can thin the blood, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, unless otherwise approved by our physician. We also recommended avoiding alcohol a few days prior to further reduce the risk of bruising. 

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A non-surgical rhinoplasty demands meticulous precision and a good aesthetic eye. Guided by our philosophy of “Do it, but don't over do it,” our specialists excel at customizing procedures that suit your unique facial structure, ensuring subtle and natural outcomes. Both Dr. Zhai and Dr. Van Dewark bring profound expertise and understand the intricate nuances of the procedure. Our varied clientele reflects the broad spectrum of ethnic backgrounds we cater to. To further ensure safety and precision, we use ultrasound-guided injections to allow us to visualize the exact placement of the needle and filler, meticulously avoiding critical structures such as blood vessels or nerves. We invite you to come in for a consultation and see the transformative effects of a liquid rhinoplasty. 


How long does dermal filler in the nose last? 

The longevity of nose fillers depends on the filler type, the injection volume, and your individual body chemistry. Typically, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® in the nose can last 12-18 months.

How many syringes would I need for liquid rhinoplasty?

This depends on your unique facial structure and desired outcomes. Our doctors will typically begin with a conservative amount and bring you back in for a follow-up treatment, adding more each time until we’ve achieved your desired look. 

Liquid Rhinoplasty vs Rhinoplasty (Nose-Job) Vancouver: How To Decide? 

When deciding between liquid rhinoplasty with dermal filler and traditional surgical rhinoplasty, consider your desired results, budget, downtime tolerance, and preference for the longevity of results. Liquid Rhinoplasty is less invasive with minimal downtime, but its effects, which last several months to a couple of years, needing periodic maintenance. Traditional Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure, offers permanent structural changes. Although it requires anesthesia and has an extended recovery, its results are permanent.

How much does Non-Surgical Nose Surgery cost?

The cost of non-surgical nose enhancement in Vancouver will vary depending on the practitioner's expertise, the type of filler used and your unique facial structure. Generally, prices range from $600 to $1,500 or more per session. To get a more accurate estimate, we invite you to schedule a consultation. 

Will there be filler migration with non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal filler? 

The issue of filler migration in the nasal bridge area is not frequently encountered, but fillers placed at the bridge may spread horizontally and lead to a wider nose appearance over time. Generally, filler migration is more likely to occur due to factors such as excessive treatment, suboptimal technique, and inappropriate product selection. At Sparrow MD, our doctors are extensively trained in the precise application of filler products and the employment of facial ultrasound if needed to guide our treatments, allowing us to achieve optimal results with a conservative amount of filler, thereby mitigating any risk for migration. 

Can nose filler cause blindness? 

Blindness is an exceedingly rare complication associated with dermal filler treatments, and it occurs when filler is accidentally injected into an artery and travels to the back of the eye. This complication is exceptionally rare, with only about 100 reported cases worldwide, considering the millions of dermal filler treatments performed. At Sparrow MD, our doctors prioritize patient safety and always engage in discussions about this potential risk with our patients before proceeding with any treatment.

Can nose filler cause a wide nose? 

The reported cases of a wider nose following liquid rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose jobs using dermal fillers are typically attributed to excessive product placement at the nasal bridge and the inappropriate choice of filler products. Our doctors at Sparrow MD adopt a conservative approach to nose filler treatments and select dermal filler products with high g-prime and cohesivity. This careful approach minimizes the likelihood of any nasal widening and aims to achieve natural and harmonious results.

Will I need need other profile balancing treatment like chin filler after nose filler treatment? 

The impact of correcting a nasal hump with dermal filler can vary from person to person. Generally, addressing a nasal hump with dermal filler can cause the illusion of a stronger nose in your side profile compared to other facial features. If you have a less prominent or recessed chin, dermal filler treatment for the chin may also prove beneficial in achieving a balanced and harmonious profile.