Juvederm injected in pointy nose tip months ago.

I had 2 rhinoplastys to soften my nose tip still disappointed in the results I let a nurse inject juvederm in my tip maybe 3 months ago. All of a sudden the area is being very tender and sore. It couldn't be necrosis this far out ? Could it ?

Doctor Answers 5

Juvederm injected in pointy nose tip months ago

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your Juvederm issues.  After 3 months any change in your condition and appearance should be seen and evaluated by your injector. I would be concerned about a possible infection that may need treatment.  Hope this helps.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm injected in pointy nose tip months ago.

Necrosis would have happened immediately.  This far after treatment it's best to follow up with your injector right away to determine the cause of your concern.

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm in nose

Necrosis would have happened immediately after the filler was injected, three months out is too far for this to be necrosis. I would definitely follow up with your injector or a board certified dermatologist to examine the area, because it could be an infection. 

Lenore Sikorski, MD
Orange County Dermatologist
4.3 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Juvederm in the nose

At this point, there is no risk of vascular occlusion with filler. That happens within seconds of the treatment.  I would worry about infection, and you may want to see your injector.  If there is any concern, they may give you antibiotics or even dissolve the filler. Good luck

Jasmine Mohadjer, MD
Tampa Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Juvederm to nasal tip

Necrosis is related to obstruction of an artery, causing the blood flow to stop, and for the tissues to dye-thus "necrosis" This usually happens during the injection, and the skin will turn purple/black.Your scenario, if there is no skin turning purple/black,  sounds more consistent with an infection. I would seek the opinion of a local rhinoplasty specialist in your area.

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 111 reviews

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