This 1-Hour, Non-Surgical Nose Job Is Freaking Us Out

Think of it as a lip injection for your nose.

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Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione, Beverly Hills is famous for many things: Kylie Jenner's pout, a super-hot Instagram account, and, more recently, for Porsha Williams' non-surgical nose job.

Dr. Ourian considers himself a cosmetic dermatologist by vocation and a sculptor by avocation, but in his mind, they're joined together.

He says, "My sculpting and cosmetic work are very similar. It's like a pointillist painting, where many small changes converge into an integrated whole."


But what is a non-surgical nose job?

A non-surgical nose job or non-surgical rhinoplasty (also known as a liquid nose job) isn't an elaborate procedure involving a patient going under the knife, but a strategically placed series of shots in the nose.

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In 2016, Dr. Ourian explained, "A non-surgical nose job involves a series of dermal filler injections to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose. The goal is not to craft the perfect nose, but to shape a nose that perfectly suits the patient's face."

For writer Joanna Della-Ragione, Ourian injected fillers into the bridge of her nose to build it up and make the whole nose look more proportionate to the rest of her face. "It's a case of getting the proportions correct, so even though we're adding volume with the filler, the nose overall will appear smaller," Dr. Ourian said.


Dr. Ourian used what he calls the micro-droplet technique.

This process "requires a very tiny needle and I put the product right where I want it to be. This gives a more predictable and natural result."



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Fillers — such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse — are used, the treatment takes less than 10 minutes, and the results can last two to four years.


The best part? There really isn't any recovery time. You can have it done during your lunch break and have a new nose when you go out for drinks after work.

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However, some experts have said that the results may last less than 2-4 years as it really depends on how long the fillers will last. Plastic surgeon Michael Dobryansky says, “The resolution of filler is gradual. It is something that dissipates over time. Some people notice the changes sooner, and for others, it takes longer.”

"There might be a little swelling involved, which could last for a few hours to a day or two, but the needle is so small that there is never any bruising," Dr. Ourian also added.


While other doctors say that there actually may be bruising as well as swelling for a little while after the procedure, the process itself is mostly painless, and within an hour, you'll be good to go.



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Dobryansky also noted that the procedure doesn't actually make your nose smaller, it just makes it look straighter. It is also suggested that a non-surgical nose job is best advised for patients who only want minor changes done to their noses. 

Although non-surgical nose jobs aren't as expensive as the surgical kind, they aren't cheap and will cost you anywhere from $800 to $2,000 per visit. But if you had some kind of bump or bulge on your nose that irritated you constantly, wouldn't it be worth it?


And if by some chance you are dissatisfied with the results, the filler can still be removed. Plastic surgeon Michelle Yagoda explains, “Is that if someone were to hate it, it can be removed by an injection of an enzyme that dissolves the filler and you’re back to where you started.”

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer and performer. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.