Surgical procedures can be scary, and even more so when it comes to facial surgeries. Whether it’s simply slicing off a mole, or opting for a full-on facelift, the idea of going under the knife is enough to make many squirm. Hence, why people would want to search for less-invasive procedures to meet all their plastic surgery needs—especially for nose jobs.
Surprisingly, one company claims to have already found a way to make rhinoplasty a nonsurgical procedure you can DIY in your own home.
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Enter: nose lifters. This Japanese-based beauty product claims to give instant nose job results without any incisions or injections. The product is essentially a tiny splint made of soft PVC plastic that’s inserted into the nose to prop up the nostrils and tip of the nose for a more defined look. Surprisingly, the results are extremely noticeable—in a good way.
While the idea of a nonsurgical nose job seems tempting, Beverly Hills, CA, facial plastic surgeon, Kimberly J. Lee, MD, says the device could be potentially dangerous if misused. “It is likely uncomfortable to wear, as most people are not used to having something in their noses and it is likely to create some obstructive effect to the nasal airflow,” she explains.
Even scarier, the nose is an area that Dr. Lee dubs as the “danger triangle of the face,” meaning that it’s one of the more easily infected areas of the face. “If the device is reused and there is a break in the nasal mucosa you could potentially get an infection,” she explains.
Despite the astonishing results of this nose split, after learning of the possible dangerous side effects, we’ll categorize this trend as one to skip. If surgery is not in the books, try this contour trick instead.