Plastic surgeon says he can now give nose jobs without surgery

Dec 6, 2015 at 7:13 p.m. ET

Plastic surgery is so common now that it's easy to forget how going under the knife to get breast implants or a contoured nose are major surgeries that have dangers that go with them... and a large price tag.

It's absolutely something you should do if you want, but more plastic surgeons are developing alternatives that don't require anesthesia.

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One of these treatments is the non-surgical nose job innovated by Hollywood's favorite plastic surgeon, Dr. Simon Ourian. He's the one who gave Kylie Jenner those famous lips, so he knows his stuff. But non-celebrities with non-celebrity incomes can still get his treatments. One Londoner, Joanna Della-Ragione, recently went through the nose procedure and the results are quite dramatic.


"I wasn't unhappy with my nose as it was but I didn't like the deep curve in the bridge and seeing the pictures on Dr. Ourian's Instagram page made me realize it could be refined and improved without too much pain and downtime," Della-Ragione wrote in an essay for the Daily Mail. "However, if you can get results that are as good as, or better than surgery without the danger of anesthetic and the resulting pain, bruising and downtime, then this procedure is well worth it."

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Basically, it's all about evening out the nose's proportions with fillers like Voluma and Restylane.

"Much like a trip to the dentist, the procedure isn't painful but it's hardly pleasant either," she continued. "There are a lot of injections but Dr. Ourian works fast and the whole thing is over in about five or six minutes."


"I prefer this strategy because it's far more direct," Dr. Ourian told her. "Surgery is very permanent. With this if the result is not as desired I can easily dissolve the filler, reversing the treatment." And though the before-and-after pictures show a big change, the real-life view is subtle enough that her friends didn't know the difference until she told them.

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"And I have to say, I'm very happy. This is the true magic of Dr. Ourian: The effects are subtle enough that you wouldn't notice a difference unless you were told, but at the same time the procedure has given my face an overall more refined finish," she said.

"There is no downtime and I go for dinner with friends that evening. They remark that I look well but no one even remotely notices the difference until I show them the video taken on my phone. They gasp in surprise and collectively ask for Dr. Ourian's contact details."