What are the possible complications and risks associated with a non-surgical rhinoplasty?

What are the possible complications and risks associated with a non-surgical rhinoplasty?

Some degree of risk and the potential for complications is associated with any kind of cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. It is important that you are aware of these before you decide to undergo the procedure in question. Choosing a qualified practitioner who is trained in administering injectables is vital to the success and longevity of your treatment results.

The below outlines some of the general complications that may occur as a result of a non-surgical rhinoplasty:

  • Redness is one of the most common complications and is to be expected for a few days following a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
  • Bruising and swelling may occur soon after the treatment and will begin to subside slowly thereafter, allowing you to see the results.
  • Tenderness of the nose is commonly experienced.
  • Infection is a rare albeit more severe complication and results in redness, swelling and in and around the nose that does not subside after a few days (times may vary according to the extent of the treatment and fillers used). If you suspect that you may have an infection then your doctor will need to examine you, clean the area and possibly put you on a course of antibiotics if necessary.
  • Damage to the nasal skin as result of the injections may be minimal after the treatment, however, severe damage that is clearly visible should be discussed with your doctor.
  • An asymmetrical or lumpy end result may lead to an unsatisfactory outcome, this is often due to the procedure being performed by a practitioner that is lacking in training and experience.

Some forms of silicone injectables may migrate, this refers to when the silicone that is injected into the nose moves to another area of the face which may increase your risk of granulomas (tissue masses) forming.

Other complications may include itching, allergic reactions and hypersensitivity – all of which are dependent on the dermal filler that is injected into your face and the technique used by your practitioner.

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