How to Reduce Swelling and Soreness After Radiesse on Nose?

I got my bridge and the tip filled late Monday. It's Thursday and the swelling has gone down just a bit but the soreness is still there. I've been taking six to eight Tylenols per day to alleviate the throbbing! Also, the pink tip of my nose makes me look like I'm running with allergies or a raging alcoholic. Is it normal for this amount of pain? (I heard Radiesse soreness goes away after a day, if not instantly.) Is there any way to treat this pain? Thanks!

Doctor Answers 4

Radiesse and infection

Radiesse can be used safely in the nose if injected in the proper location. Because dramatic effects can be achieved with Radiesse in the nose, swelling and discomfort can be normal; however, discomfort requiring the Tylenol amount you are using is unusual and you should contact your plastic surgeon to make sure you are not dealing with a infectious issue.

Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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It should be checked by a doctor to make sure you don’t have an infection

If it’s very sore or swollen after several days, it should be checked by a doctor to make sure you don’t have an infection.  

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Soreness after fillers in the nose

Depending on the filler is injected, its depth, the pressure used to inject it and the volume used, it is understandable for some that there may be pain for a few days. You describe that the soreness is getting less and the tip is reddish. The only way to safely ensure that you are healing appropriately is to see your doctor soon.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Swelling and soreness after Radiesse in nose

I would contact the office of your practitioner who performed your injections and schedule a follow-up appointment.  The degree of pain you are describing is somewhat unusual and should be addressed as soon as possible.  The primary concern would be an evolving infection.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
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