Patients are looking for procedures which are minimally invasive and consequently incur minimal downtime. However, these procedures are not usually long lasting and have limited outcomes both esthetically and functionally. For these reasons, the number of patients seeking surgical rhinoplasty and who have previous nasally injected hyaluronic acid is increasing.
The aim of this article is to provide the surgeon with information for both the identification and surgical approach for those patients who seek nasal cosmetic surgery, and who have previously been treated with nasal injections of hyaluronic acid filler.
We present cases that illustrate the use of this approach and suggest three possible patient management.
There are three possible approaches: wait HA to be naturally reabsorbed; apply hyaluronidase before the surgery or proceed to rhinoplasty with no prior application of hyaluronidase. The physician must be aware of this progression and know how to manage each case to optimize the surgical outcome.
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Ramos, H.H.A., Freire, L., Cavallieri, F. et al. Management of Patients Seeking Surgical Rhinoplasty with Previous Nasal Injections of Hyaluronic Acid. Aesth Plast Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-021-02136-3
- Nonsurgical rhinoplasty
- Surgical rhinoplasty
- Hyaluronic acid filler