A new procedure may chance all that.
Injectibles like Juvederm® and Restylane®, often used to fill in facial wrinkles, are now being used to reshape the nose in minutes without anethesia or incisions.
Instead of going under the knife for a nose job, doctors merely inject either brand of hyaluronic acid (which requires no allergy risk and is gradually absorbed back into the body's own supply) into any desired areas to even out the shape of the nose.
While it can't make the nose smaller, it can add volume to smooth away a bump or fill out a crooked area. One syringe (which costs about $500 and up, depending on your location) lasts about 6 months to a year.
Interestingly, this procedure is technically an "off-label" use for the fillers, as even seemingly common procedures like lip plumping were not included in the original FDA approval:
"The FDA approved Juvéderm® hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses that run from the corner of the mouth to the nose." says Dr. Andrew Jacono, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery.
Any other use was not taken into consideration by the FDA, although doctors widely practice them.
Would you reshape your nose with injections? Have you had hyaluronic acid fillers already? Let us know in a comment!