Do lip fillers dissolve faster after Rhinoplasty?

I've been considering lip fillers but heard it's better to have them after rhinoplasty as if done before, the rhinoplasty healing process will dissolve the fillers faster. Is there any truth in that?

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Lip Fillers and Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty will have no effect on your lip fillers.  A surgery should not dissolve your fillers. Best, Dr. Green

Do lip fillers dissolve faster after Rhinoplasty?

Thank you for sharing your question.  The healing process after a rhinoplasty will not affect your filler's duration as this is more dependent on the type and amount of filler placed, as well as the location of placement within the face.  Hope that this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lip fillers before or after rhinoplasty

Lip fillers should not dissolve faster after a rhinoplasty. It may be better to have them done after a rhinoplasty so that they will better match your new nose.

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
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There should be no change in filler duration after Rhinoplasty.  Fillers like Restylane or Juvederm Ultra are good to create a fuller lip, but you could also use implants or fat for a more permanent solution. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

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There should be no change in the duration of the filler after rhinoplasty. Duration is related to movement in the area, and unfortunately, there is a lot of movement around the mouth. It should last about 4-6 months. See link.

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Lip Augmentation

Thank you for your question. Lip augmentation through injectables are commonly performed alongside Rhinoplasty. Lip augmentation is becoming increasingly popular because of its speedy recovery time and quick results. To determine your candidacy, cost and the timing, I suggest that you move forward by consulting in-person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

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Do lip fillers dissolve faster after Rhinoplasty?

Hi, I have performed Rhinoplasty and Lip Augmentation procedures (using dermal fillers or lip implants) for over 30 years and there's no evidence to support that post Rhinoplasty healing makes dermal fillers dissolve faster.  We frequently perform lip augmentation, with dermal fillers, at the same time as Rhinoplasty, Facial Implants (Cheek implant, Chin Implant) and Facelifts without any issue .

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