Is It Safe to Inject Steroid to Make the Nose Look Better Without Surgery?

My doctor told me that i need to inject steroid in my nose to make it look better after my rhinoplasty I`m not sure if it is realy safe ?

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Steroid injections after a rhinoplaty


Steroid injection can soften scar tissue after a rhinoplasty. The concentration and frequency if it is used has to be low as the steroid can cause tissue atrophy and thinning of the skin. In selected cases after surgery, a steroid shot might help get to the desired end result sooner.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Dilute steroid injections may be helpful for persistens swelling after Rhinoplasty Surgery.


I read your concern. In my experience, the most common location that may benefit from a dilute Kenalog(triamcinolone acetonide 10mg/cc) injection is right above your tip. The "supra-tip" area may hold on to swelling after Rhinoplasty Surgery, and a judicious steroid injection may be helpful.

Dr. Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Steroid or kenalog into the nose after rhinoplasty


Very judicious use of cortisone (steroids commonly coming as Kenalog) is common after rhinoplasty.  However, if given too ofter at too high of a dose, disaster can happen.  If you are unsure if the amount is right, get a second opinion from a Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon.  

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Steroid injections work to reduce swelling


Some degree of swelling is normal after rhinoplasty for up to two years! The thicker the skin, the longer the nose holds on to swelling. A careful, dilute steroid injection is safe and effective in reducing swelling, when done by an experienced physician. The injection can be repeated at monthly intervals to accelerate resolution of swelling. The danger of steroid injections is that is too strong of a concentration is used, an intention can result. But, at proper doses, steroid injection can be safe and effective.

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Raleigh-Durham Facial Plastic Surgeon
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