A common question among revision rhinoplasty candidates is how long will they have to wait after the surgery before they can undergo another cosmetic procedure such as cheek fillers. When choosing to have any type of plastic surgery, it is extremely important to choose a highly skilled, board certified surgeon who specializes in the types of procedures you are looking for.
Dr. Solomon is an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery in Toronto for nearly 20 years and is well-known for his work in all types of facial cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelifts and non-surgical facial rejuvenation in Toronto.
Swelling is a natural and expected byproduct of rhinoplasty, as inflammation is a key part of the process of repairing tissue, Although most of the swelling is on and around the nose, it can often spread to the eye and cheek areas as well following both rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Therefore, it is important to wait until a significant amount of swelling has subsided before undergoing any further cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers, typically about one month following the procedure.
The extent of swelling depends on many factors including age, thickness of patients skin, as well as lifestyle related factors, therefore, swelling follows a different pattern on a case-to-case basis. However, most patients typically notice swelling right after the procedure.
Following a primary rhinoplasty, swelling is usually at its peak during the first week following surgery, after which it begins to subside. In the case of a secondary or revision rhinoplasty, since it is more complicated than a primary procedure, patients should expect swelling to take a little longer to subside. It is estimated that on average, the body can take up to 3 months to complete the repair work involved in healing, after which the residual swelling subsides over many months.
Among patients who undergo both primary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, it is not uncommon to experience asymmetric swelling that can lead to certain areas of the nose and face to appear imbalanced. This can often lead to irregular nose contours until the nose has completely healed.
Due to the fact that both primary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty patients may experience higher levels of facial inflammation from a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important they wait the suggested length of time before undergoing facial filler injections.
For those who are interested in having cheek fillers following a primary or revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, it is recommended they do everything possible to minimize post-operative swelling quickly.
At Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Toronto, he provides detailed pre and post-operative instructions to all patients to help minimize swelling following the procedure. Arnica treatment is often recommended. in addition to our post-operative protocol in order to help reduce bruising and swelling so that the patient may heal as quickly as possible.
For his primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty candidates, Dr. Solomon utilizes advanced computer imaging techniques to give patients a ‘preview’ of what their potential results will look like following the procedure. This can also help patients decide if they would like to proceed with cheek fillers injections.
With his meticulous approach, Dr. Solomon provides detailed explanations of the risks and benefits for all his procedures so that patients know what to expect following their Toronto rhinoplasty procedure including how long they should wait before facial fillers treatment.
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