Rhinoplastycontinues to be one of the most sought-after procedures for men and women that want to improve their facial profiles, and today’s innovative techniques can correct imperfections and create a more balanced facial silhouette. In addition to correcting irregularities with a scalpel, many cosmetic and plastic surgeons are finding that injectable fillers can help to achieve even better results.
An article published in the November and December issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery discusses all the potential benefits and side effects of soft tissue fillers when used as part of a facelift or rhinoplasty procedure.
According to Steven Dayan, MD, one of the ASJ article’s authors and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, “Injectable fillers allow surgeons to correct post-surgical imperfections without the expense, anesthetic risk or recovery downtime involved with additional surgery.” (Source: MedicalNewsToday.com)
Currently, doctors can use hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, or liquid silicone (off-label gels) to correct and treat nasal deformities. While silicone injectables do present more complications than hyaluronic acid, some physicians are able to achieve remarkable results with these injections.
Only some rhinoplasty surgeons around the country have the skills and training needed to perform nose surgery procedures with injectables successfully.
In order to minimize complications and reduce the risk of a bumpy appearance, the doctor must be trained in certain techniques and the injectable should be used as a complement to a successful surgical procedure. Renato Saltz, MD, and President of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states, “injecting fillers into the nose requires a high level of skill as well as a thorough understanding of nasal structures and soft tissues…to minimize the risk of poor results or serious complications, patients should seek treatment only by a board-certified physician with relevant training and experience.”