Can nose filler migrate? Everything you need to know about the risks of non-surgical rhinoplasty
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty, Nose Filler, Maidstone, Kent
Whether it’s a hump on the bridge of the nose, a drooping tip, or crookedness, any “quirks” on your nose can affect the appearance of your face as a whole. Why? Because the nose is the most dominant facial feature, and it affects the overall balance of the face.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an effective and long-lasting solution to irregularities. It can provide subtle reshaping for people who don’t wish to experience the recovery time or price tag of surgery. But it doesn’t come without risks – a non-surgical nose job is an artistic, technical treatment that requires a steady hand and an experienced practitioner – someone who knows how to administer fillers for the nose in strategic parts properly. This way, the results are subtle yet impactful, and any risks are greatly reduced.
So, if you’re considering fillers but are concerned about safety, read on for everything you need to know.
What is a non-surgical nose job?
A non-surgical nose job is an aesthetic procedure that helps make the nose look smaller, narrower or correct bumps on the nose. By using hyaluronic acid injections at strategic points, we can narrow the nose bridge, decrease the nostril size, lift a drooping nose tip and streamline the overall shape of the nose to bring all of the features of the face into balance.
By injecting small amounts of facial filler beneath the skin’s surface, we can alter the nose’s shape, straighten the bridge, or treat the nose tip to create an upturned appearance.
It’s an excellent alternative to surgery, it has minimal to no downtime, results are seen straight away, and can last up to eighteen months.
The risks of non-surgical rhinoplasty
After any injectable procedure, there may be temporary redness, swelling, bruising and discomfort. These effects are temporary and usually subside over the following days. The rare but most feared complications of nose fillers are the accidental blockage of blood vessels by injecting dermal fillers. When blood vessels are blocked, blood supply carrying oxygen and essential nutrients or the part of the nose supplied by this blood vessel, is compromised, which can lead to necrosis and in extremely rare circumstances, blindness. This may sound scary – and it should – but it’s important to remember that this risk is extremely rare and even further reduced when treatment is carried out by an experienced, medical, highly-skilled practitioner.
Can nose filler migrate?
Filler migration in this area isn’t a problem that is commonly encountered, but it is possible that nose fillers placed at the bridge may spread laterally and make the nose look wider over time. Filler migration is usually the result of over-treating, poor technique, and incorrect product choice. So again, the risk can be greatly produced by visiting an experienced, medical clinician. The nose is a specialist area, so make sure your chosen practitioner is skilled in treating the nose and can show you examples of their work.
The good news is that if you think your fillers have migrated, we can use hyaluronidase to reverse HA-based fillers. This means that if you don’t like the results, have been over-treated or experienced a complication, it’s possible to reverse the treatment by injecting the filler with Hyalase, an enzyme (hyaluronidase) that works like magic to dissolve the injected hyaluronic acid.
Should I be worried about the risks?
As with all aesthetic procedures, they are extremely safe when delivered by a trained medical practitioner. The nose is an area you should be particularly cautious about due to the number of facial arteries in this area. So, if you’re considering treatment, do your research, read reviews, and ask your practitioner about their qualifications and experience.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.