When you go to a qualified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon for a nose job, you increase your chances of an excellent outcome. However, since results are never perfectly predictable, it’s not unusual to see minor asymmetries or irregularities. If they aren’t problematic enough to require a surgical revision, your doctor may be able to correct slight imperfections with injectable fillers.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently reviewed the pros and cons of using injectable fillers like Restylane and Radiesse after rhinoplasty. In addition to knowing which kind of substance should be used-hyaluronic acid versus calcium hydroxyapatite-an experienced, board-certified surgeon is also most qualified in determining the technique that best suits your unique nose.
More often than not, fixing post-rhinoplasty irregularities will involve injecting fillers at the top and sides of the nose-not at the tip. This approach, along with knowledge of proper depth, will limit additional imperfections, like bumpiness.
If you’re planning to revise your results with more surgery, the ASAPS doesn’t recommend making injectable revisions first, as remaining amounts of injectable material may complicate additional operations.
Although post-rhinoplasty injectables are an excellent option when the results aren’t quite what a patient wants, it’s important for both patients and doctors to remember that they are not part of an ideal plan.
“Fillers are no substitute for excellent surgical results,” explains article co-author and University of Illinois Medical Center otolaryngology professor Dr. Steven Dayan. “Rhinoplasty surgeons must continue to strive for perfection in the operating room.”
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