How Long Must One Wait Before Resuming Botox and Juvederm Injections After Rhinoplasty?

I am just curious. If I decided to do it, how long after rhinoplasty should I wait? I am considering fillers in my cheeks and botox around the eyes and forehead. Thank you! :)

Doctor Answers 5

Botox and Filler Injections After Rhinoplasty

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I would wait until all the facial swelling from the rhinoplasty is gone before having facial injections. This will usually be 6 to 8 weeks after your rhinoplasty surgery.

Botox after a rhinoplasty

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It would be good to wait until most of the external swelling from your rhinoplasty has subsided.  I wold give would imagine that 4 - 6 would be fine.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and juvederm after rhinoplasty

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I would probably wait at least 6 weeks until all the bruising goes away and the majority of any cheek swelling diminishes.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Juvederm: Safe after Surgery?

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Rhinoplasty surgery is very variable in the amount of swelling and bruising that can occur after surgery.  The different maneuvers that are performed during surgery can lead to a great deal of bruising or none at all!

The decision to undergo Juvederm treatment immediately after surgery is based on how much swelling is present.  If there is too much, it is difficult to determine how much filler to add in a specific location. This can lead to asymmetry or unevenness.

Botox is more straightforward since it is not commonly placed in the areas where swelling occurs after rhinoplasty.  It is therefore not a problem to undergo Botox treatment following nasal surgery.

Andrew Winkler, MD
Lone Tree Facial Plastic Surgeon

Waiting for Botox and Juvederm after rhinoplasty

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There is no hard and fast rule for how long you have to wait to have botox injections or fillers after rhinoplasty.  I would suggest that you should wait on the Botox until you feel well and have recovered at least a few weeks after the surgery.

Fillers may be a bit harder to decide.  If you still have edema from the surgery then it will be hard to judge the results.  If you pay for a syringe of Juvederm and then find that as the swelling goes down the appearance changes, you may not be happy.  I would wait until all of the edema subsides.  Good luck to you.

Al Rosenthal, MD
Lawrenceville Plastic Surgeon

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