How Long Should You Wait To Have Rhinoplasty After Having Fillers Injected?

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The recent popularity of “non-surgical nose jobs” and “injection rhinoplasty” in Toronto, means that more people who are seeking Rhinoplasty,surgery may be arriving at their consultation with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers already in their nasal tissue.

While some patients who choose Injection Rhinoplasty to alter the appearance of their nose are quite happy with their results, others may not be as satisfied with their results. Injection rhinoplasty can help reshape the nose, however, it doesn’t make the nose smaller in size, nor does it help with breathing issues. Added volume, if not well allocated, can make the nose appear larger.

How Long Should You Wait To Have Rhinoplasty After Having Fillers Injected

What Can Fillers Do To Change The Nose?

If you’ve had filler placed in your nose and you are now seeking the help of a rhinoplasty surgeon to plan for a nose job, it’s important to know which filler you had injected as Toronto is home to many popular injectable fillers.

Very small changes in an area as visible as the face, can create the impression of a big change in appearance. Even a small amount of dermal filler injected on the nasal bridge to correct a hump, can, create an enlarged overall appearance if not strategically placed on the nose.

Rhinoplasty is a complex, subspecialty of facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The changes your expert Toronto rhinoplasty surgeon will target are typically measured in mere millimetres, therefore they must be informed of any facial filler that has been injected into your nose.

If you are currently considering a surgical nose job in Toronto, and you’ve considered the use of fillers, we recommend that you meet with your facial cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeon first so that they can properly assess your nose and offer you some options before the appearance is altered with fillers.

Tell Your Surgeon Everything You Can About Your Nasal Filler

If you had a natural, hyaluronic acid-based filler such as Juvederm, Restylane or Volift placed in your nose, it will be expected to last between 6-9 months before the body naturally reabsorbs the HA material. If on the other hand, your injector placed something more permanent such as Radiesse, Bellafill, (formally know as Artecoll), or a synthetic based filler, this will affect planning for your procedure and informing your rhinoplasty surgeon is key to your safety and optimal results. Your facial plastic surgeon may opt to dissolve some of the product that you have in place, or you may decide together to plan to delay your surgery until after the product has naturally dissipated.

How Will You Proceed

Because rhinoplasty surgery is planned with custom alterations measured in millimetres, Dr. Philip Solomon, Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery in Toronto, will ensure that the timing of your procedure coincides with a time when the product has dissipated or dissolved completely. It isn’t ideal to plan a rhinoplasty surgery while your tissue is changing in shape and size.

Sometimes, after a primary rhinoplasty, the patient will use a small amount of filler to correct irregularities or indentations left by scars. Talk to your facial cosmetic surgeon about the best timing for you to consider injectable fillers as a compliment to your rhinoplasty procedure.

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