Muscle Paralysis Rhinoplasty

Muscle paralysis rhinoplasty uses Botox injections around the nasal region to decrease fine lines and wrinkles, such as bunny lines, that cause the nose to look larger. Fine lines around the nose can not only make the nose appear bigger, but also age a person's face. By diminishing these wrinkles with Botox, the effect is the illusion of a smaller nose for a temporary period until the Botox wears off.

Muscle Paralysis Rhinoplasty Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

Muscle Paralysis Rhinoplasty
avg. recovery
5 days
$100 - $1000

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 07.27.2021

Muscle paralysis rhinoplasty does not involve Botox injections into the nose, but rather around it. Fine lines and wrinkles can age the face and create shadows that may make the nose appear larger than it actually is. Muscle paralysis rhinoplasty, like a liquid rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive technique used to change the appearance of the nose without a scalpel. When Botox is injected around the nose, the facial muscles used on a regular basis that create wrinkles are paralyzed. Over time bunny lines across the nose and wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks begin to fade, making the nose appear smaller. Before treatment, the provider will discuss with you and mark strategic injection sites on the face, targeting the facial muscles responsible for the formation of the fine lines. Next, the skin will be thoroughly cleansed and a numbing cream may be applied for increased comfort during the procedure. Botox will then be injected into the predetermined areas which are typically between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the corners of the eyes. The effects of botox are typically immediate however diminishment of fine lines and wrinkles may take multiple treatments and several days or weeks.

The goal of muscle paralysis rhinoplasty is to smooth out facial wrinkles to create the illusion of a smaller, younger nose.


Muscle Paralysis Rhinoplasty addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

No recovery is needed after a muscle paralysis rhinoplasty however it is advised to not manipulate the injection sites afterwards so as to not cause accidental migration of the botox into unintended areas.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for a muscle paralysis rhinoplasty have a larger than desired appearance of the nose and desire to have a smaller overall appearance of the nose. Older candidates may also benefit from Botox injections to help rid of wrinkle lines that further can help change the appearance of the nose and face to appear younger.

Not Recommended For

Muscle paralysis rhinoplasty is not recommended for candidates with severe nasal deformities, breathing issues, or are nursing or pregnant.

Side Effects

Side effects of Botox may include loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks after treatment.


  • minimally invasive
  • lower cost
  • reversible
  • quick procedure
  • immediate results
  • no recovery


  • limited results
  • temporary
  • multiple treatments
  • does not correct anatomical deformities
  • no breathing improvement

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