Rhinoplasty is the traditional and original procedure used to change the shape of a person's nose. Small incisions are made in the inside and outside of the nose to allow the surgeon to change the shape and size of the bones and cartilage in the nose. There are other procedures, known as non-surgical procedures that are a lot less invasive than surgical rhinoplasty.
With non-surgical rhinoplasty, your surgeon may use injectable tissue fillers that are also used to correct facial wrinkles. In other words, if you are not happy with the bridge of your nose, and would prefer it to be straight, it is a simple matter for your surgeon to inject the filler above and below the bridge of your nose. If a raised tip on the end of the nose is desired, then the surgeon will inject filler into the end of the nose to give the desired effect.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, while it is safer, less painful, faster, and less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty, the results are not as dramatic as with surgery, and in some cases, can be ineffective. Also, because non-surgical rhinoplasty is not permanent, if you want to keep the new shape of your nose, it will mean going back to your doctor every few months to have the procedure repeated.
There are pros and cons to both surgical and non-surgical procedures. For instance, if you want to have your nose changed, but do not want a lengthy operation, then the non-surgical method is the way to go, usually lasting from only 5 to 10 minutes. Also, with this method there is very little or no swaining at all. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, because it changes the size of the nose in specific areas, it results in a more pleasant nose shape, which usually usually lasts for 4 to 7 months. A downside to this method is that the injections can not reduce nose width or length.
On the other hand, surgical rhinoplasty gives permanent results to the shape of your nose whether it is for cosmetic purposes, or to help with breathing problems. Surgical rhinoplasty, apart from producing a better result with the reshaping of your nose, being permanent it is a once off cost.