Unhappy with your nose but don’t want to go under the knife? Enter ‘The Liquid Nose Job’. Liquid nose jobs can do many things from hiding bumps, to straightening a crooked bridge, to giving you a Tinkerbell tip and more. With less downtime and risks than a rhinoplasty it’s no surprise the treatment is getting more and more popular. Beautify caught up with the iconic authority on the topic, Ilana Brit Mechoullam RN, who specializes in the non-surgical nose job and says it’s so popular, she has an eight month long waiting list in her Boca Raton, FL office.
It’s an excellent and affordable option for patients who would like to achieve a more pleasing appearance without undergoing extensive rhinoplasty.
Nicknamed “The Nose Nurse” on social media, Mechoullam has attracted a huge following of fans for her incredible before and afters. (Patients travel from all over the country to receive this non-surgical procedure from her.) As the focal point of the face, balancing the nose often helps create harmony with other facial features, she says. Having done over 12,000 liquid nose jobs, Mechoullam certainly classifies as an ‘expert injector’ and below, she shares details on what you need to know before getting the treatment, what to expect, and more.
What Is a Liquid Nose Job?
“With a liquid nose job, you can address things like a prominent bump on the nose or weak tip by strategically placing dermal filler at different points on the nose to help camouflage, smooth, straighten and essentially create the illusion of a more refined softer nose,” says Mechoullam. “Even though we use filler, the nose actually does not look bigger because of the way it is placed across the nose, in multiple locations to create symmetry.”
A non-sugical nose job can achieve its results when dermal filler is injected into areas of the nose that need volume. Once volume is added to these areas, the patient’s nose will be smoother with a more proportional appearance.
“The best part about it, is it gives instant results, takes less than 10 minutes, gives you a beautiful profile and unlike rhinoplasties– it’s reversible.” And as long as you maintain your nose every 1-2 years (depending on how your body metabolizes filler), Mechoullam says your nose will not lose its new look.
DURATION: 1-2 years as everyone metabolizes product at a different rate, then you can just get a little touch up to keep up the look.
PAIN SCALE: Numb topically prior and there is lidocaine premixed in the filler. Most patients say 0-2 on a 10 scale
DOWNTIME: No downtime but light swelling and redness right after at the injection site and sometimes light bruising that lasts a few days depending on your body. Most people get it and carry on with their day!
If you are worried about temporary bruising, I recommend topical Arnica gel as well as eating pineapple because it contains bromelain and it helps the body heal the bruising faster.
MEET THE EXPERT
Ilana Brit Mechoullam RN, AGNP, is an award-winning aesthetic expert known as “The Nose Nurse’‘ for her exceptional non-surgical nose jobs. Ilana has amassed a cult following of fans on social media with her incredible transformations. Inspired by her own experience growing up with a misshapen nose Ilana developed her own signature treatment, the balance and smooth non-surgical nose job which uses artfully placed filler to reshape the nose. The treatment can hide bumps, straighten a crooked bridge, give clients a Tinkerbell tip and more. With less downtime and risks than a rhinoplasty the treatment is getting more and more popular. Her meticulous eye for detail attracts patients from all over the world, and the demand for this unique procedure alone has her booked solid eight months in advance.