Is Filler Safe on Top of a Silicone Implant in the Nose?

Hello. I'm about 2 weeks post-op asian rhinoplasty. I wanted a straight nose, but it is slightly scooped in along the bridge. Would it be safe to get injectable filler along the bridge and around the bridge, even though I have a silicone implant? What kind of filler would you recommend and what are the risks? My biggest worry is that if an infection arises from the filler, I would have to remove the implant. thank you.

Doctor Answers 5

Asian Rhinoplasty Revision with Dermal Filllers

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This is very early after surgery. please be patient for another 6 months.

I would not recommend having filler on top of silicone implant in the nasal bridge area.

Fillers in the nose can create irreversable problems.

Please discuss your desires with your surgeon and he can replace the implant if possible.

Hope this was helpful.

Dr. Sajjadian

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 205 reviews

FIllers and Silicone Implants

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I would not recommend injecting a filler near a silicone nasal implant.  If the needle touches the implant or implant capsule, there is a risk of infection.  If the implant becomes infected, it all most always has to be removed.

Daniel Reichner, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Fillers 2 Weeks after Rhinoplasty

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I do nor recommend injection of fillers 2 weeks after your rhinoplasty. Wait several months for swelling to resolve before doing any additional modifications.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

No fillers on top of silicone nasal implant.

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You do take the chance of an infection and removal of the implant so I would not do that. Your own tissue can be used later if needed.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Too early to consider revision

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You are only two weeks post rhinoplasty and i recommend to wait at least 3-6 months. If the result is uneven that is due to malposition of the silicone implant, then surgical revision is indicated now. please discuss this with your surgeon or send pictures.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

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