Author: Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)

Date: 22/04/2020

Rhinofillers or rhinoplasty?
This is how new techniques for correcting defects related to the aesthetics of the nose can be used instead of surgery. Especially when there are the conditions to intervene in a non-invasive way, for temporary, completely natural results. Nose corrections are among the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
In recent years things have changed as certain anatomical corrections can now be carried out with the use of modern fillers based on hyaluronic acid or other resorbable materials.
Fillers can be used differently depending on the depth required for the correction.
The injection depth will depend on:

  • anatomy
  • desired correction

Although these treatments are minimally invasive, there are contraindications and side effects that must be fully known prior to intervention.

Rhinofillers or rhinoplasty?
Rhinofillers are an aesthetic treatment which involves the injection of dermal fillers which are substances used:

  • to fill
  • to add volume 
  • for dermal bio-restructuring

This treatment leads to results that are similar to a non-surgical rhinoplasty, so much so that the fillers can also be defined as rhinoplasty fillers, a kind of non-surgical rhinoplasty. The fillers, even if temporary, remain in the tissue for a long time. Among the most commonly used fillers for this purpose are:

  • high-density hyaluronic acid fillers
  • hydroxyapatite

If a more surface level correction is to be made on thin skin, soft fillers will be used:

  • to minimise the risk of error
  • against the formation of stains

Rhinoplasty remains the treatment of choice in all cases of nasal malformation, and offers definitive results, but a surgeon must always evaluate each individual on a case-by-case basis.

Rhinofillers: who is the ideal patient?

Rhinofillers can be used to treat:

  • small asymmetries of the tip of the nose
  • asymmetries of the nasal dorsum – the "bridge" – (after trauma or cosmetic surgery)
  • removal of skin growths

An experienced doctor will assess the suitability on a case-by-case basis.

Rhinofillers: how does treatment with rhinofillers work?

Once you have had a thorough consultation, you will be able to proceed with the injections of the fillers.
A topical anaesthetic will be used to reduce the pain.
The fillers are placed in areas that have been selected and planned on the basis of various examinations.
Before going through with treatment you should be certain that you have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

Rinofiller: what to expect?

The results are immediate.
During the post-treatment phase the following should be used:

  • a prescribed antibiotic cream
  • photoprotection cream
  • anti-inflammatory drugs may also be recommended

At this stage there should be no symptoms of pain.

Rhinofillers: side effects

Side effects and complications are rare, but in some cases even serious side effects can occur. The most common side effects include:

  • overcorrections
  • skin discolouration
  • persistent redness
  • ischemic necrosis
  • permanent scars

Rhinofillers: how long does it last?

The duration of treatment results varies from subject to subject and other variables such as:

  • type of product
  • skin type
  • routine
  • depth of the fillers

The results of the treatment do not last longer than 6–8 months. It should be remembered that all fillers are temporary and therefore expectations must always be realistic about what can be achieved with this type of treatment.

Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)


Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)

Medico Chirurgo - N. Iscrizione all' ordine: 8309 - Cosenza

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