Will Steroid Injections Still Help Tip 20 Months After Rhinoplasty?

i had rhinoplasty 20 months ago can I still get a shot of cortisone in the tip to bring it down a little more? I have thick skin.

Doctor Answers 7

Steroids in the tip after rhinoplasty.

It may help a little if the tip is hard (which it probably isn't). The injection would do very little and could make it worse. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for a second opinion.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Steroid injections after rhinoplasty

Indeed, steroid injections will still help 20 months after a rhinoplasty as long as there is either fluid retention or scar tissue present. It will also help settle down thick skin in the supratip area.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Rhinoplasty healing

Yes, steroid injection could help after that length of time but I would be extremely conservative for it could actually cause thinning of the skin and indentations. Go see a plastic surgeon for his/her opinion.

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Steroid Injections 20 Months after Rhinoplasty

Careful injection of a small amount of steroid may help. The treatment is easy for the patient. If not successful, revision is an probable alternative.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Reduce Nasal Swelling of Tip After Rhinoplasty

Steroid injections are one of many methods to help control swelling after rhinoplasty surgery. Steroid injections may still play a role long after the initial surgery, if soft tissue scarring or swelling is an issue. Thick skin patients tend to hold onto nasal swelling longer than thinned skin patients. Steroids could have some undesirable side effects. Speak to a rhinoplasty surgeon to help determine if steroid treatment is appropriate for you.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Steroid Injection 20 Months after Rhinoplasty

I don't think it would hurt to get a steroid  injection but I don't think it will help much either. Did you have your tip defatted??

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 273 reviews

Steroid injections will help

Steroids work best early on but even at 20 months you may see some results.  Be aware though that steroids can also cause thinning or dimpling of the skin.  Make sure you discuss this with your own surgeon.

Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

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