Current Considerations for Injectable Nasal Fillers
Joanna Kam and Oren Friedman*
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, USA
*Corresponding Author: Oren Friedman, Director Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
April 26, 2021; Published: November 29, 2021
Injectable soft tissue filler procedures continue to grow in popularity as a minimally invasive option to address facial volume loss, rhytids and contour deformities. Nonsurgical, injectable, or liquid rhinoplasty refers to the use of injectable filler to augment limited areas of the nose, improving nasal appearance or function. Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite are the most commonly used nasal filler materials, given their rheologic properties, lifting capacity, biocompatibility, and longevity. Despite a growing body of literature describing how to safely perform nonsurgical rhinoplasty, complications including vascular occlusion, skin necrosis and blindness have been well described. This article reviews the indications for nonsurgical rhinoplasty, considerations when choosing a filler product, pertinent anatomy, pearls for injection technique and provides an overview of known complications.
Keywords: Injectable Filler; Soft Tissue Filler; Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty; Liquid Rhinoplasty; Hyaluronic Acid
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