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Nose fillers are becoming a trend nowadays because they can beautify the nose without surgery. However, there are side effects of nose fillers that you need to be aware of before you decide to undergo this procedure
Nose filler is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the shape and tighten the skin of the nose. This procedure is quite attractive to many people because the process is fast and the results can last up to 6 months.
The nose filler procedure is more practical and simple than plastic surgery. This procedure is done by injecting a special fluid under the surface of the skin, fatty tissue, or the soft bone of the nose.
The fluids commonly used in nose filler procedures are hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxyapatite.
Nose Filler Procedure and Its Benefits
Nose filler injections can generally provide various benefits, including:
- Smoothing the surface of the nose skin
- Make the tip of the nose more prominent or sharp
- Increase nose volume
- Smooth nose contour
- Make the nose look symmetrical
Before getting a nasal filler injection, you need to consult a doctor first. This is so that the doctor can determine the type of injection, the location of the injection, and how much injection fluid needs to be given.
If necessary, the doctor will also advise you to undergo an allergy test to make sure the injection is safe.
When you want to inject a nose filler, the doctor will give a local anesthetic in the form of an anesthetic cream first at the injection site. The purpose of giving this anesthetic is so that you don't feel pain when the nose filler injection is done.
After the anesthetic works, the doctor will inject filler into the nose area, according to the desired shape change. This filler liquid will settle under the surface of the skin and give a new nose shape.
Nose filler injection generally takes about 15–60 minutes depending on how many injections need to be given.
The results of the nose filler will be visible in the first week or two after the procedure. After a few months, the filler liquid will melt into the skin so that the new nose shape will be more visible.
To maintain the new nose shape, you may need to repeat this procedure several months later.
Various Side Effects of Nose Filler
Although it is done by a doctor who is competent in this field, the nose filler procedure is actually quite risky. Some patients may experience only slight pain and redness at the injection site for a few days.
However, the nose filler procedure carries the risk of other side effects, such as:
- Swelling, numbness, or itching at the injection site
- Filler fluid moves to other tissues, such as the tissues around the eyes, making that part of the body appear swollen
- Allergic reaction
In some cases, nasal filler injections can cause more serious complications, such as nasal tissue damage, blockage or damage to blood vessels around the nose, infection, permanent skin damage, and even blindness.
These complications occur when the filler material enters the blood vessels. This can happen even if the nose filler is carried out by a doctor who is competent in this procedure, especially by people who do not have the competence to perform fillers.
Therefore, in order to minimize the risk of various side effects of the nose filler, it is recommended that you choose a plastic surgeon or aesthetic doctor who is trained and has the competence to perform the nose filler procedure.
Before carrying out the procedure, you can also ensure its safety by asking your doctor about the type of material used as filler injections, the risks or possible side effects, and the treatment if side effects occur.
The minor side effects of nose fillers usually go away on their own after a few days. However, you need to be vigilant and consult a doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of fever, severe pain at the injection site, blurred vision, or allergy symptoms after undergoing nasal fillers.