Recently we came across a post from someone asking about the “nose huggie”.
Intrigued we looked it up and found what appears to be a modified hair clip being touted as a rhinoplasty alternative. Sadly, although it is true that the nose is made up of a lot of cartilage, you cannot simply mold the nose or its cartilage with pressure. In fact, when discussing rhinoplasty with our patients we go to great lengths to explain that cartilage and bone cannot simply be molded like clay.
So while there are occasional patients who we think can benefit from injection rhinoplasty, also called non surgical rhinoplasty- the nose huggie is not something that we frankly think works as a non surgical alternative to a real nose job.
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