Can I Use a Filler to Raise my Bridge if I Already Have an Implant?

I had a synthetic implant put in my nose a few years ago but my bridge is still too low and not smooth. What kind of a temporary or permanent filler can I use to raise my bridge now? (I am not ready to have another implant surgery..) Thank you.

Doctor Answers 3

NonSurgical Rhinoplasty with Implant in Place

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Depending on the skin's ability to be raised (in the absence of adherent scarring), a filler will lift the skin regardless of the underlying implant. If you can gently pinch the skin off the underlying implant, a filler should be able to raise the profile of the nose temporarily. Dr. Peter Aldea

Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Achieving a better result after nasal implant

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you should be counseled about adding additonal filler overlying an existing implant and the potential for infection. Discuss this prior to undergoing the procedure. Use of a larger implant is an option you should also consider or transitioning to a cartilage graft.  

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal augmentation with fillers

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While a filler can be sued to raise the dorsum a bit, it is not a permanent result like an implants. Perhaps you jsut need a larger implant.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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