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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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lhr, Pakistan
long term affects of fillers in non surgical nose job
my nose was rendered weak and small from an injury few years back.the lateral cartilages in the middle vault seem to have got short or i assume might have dissolved altogether as left side has collapsed leaving the nose extremly narrow and an indent on the left nostril that extends to the tip.i m extremly nervous to go under the knife when it's already a mess and too fragile.i was wondering if i could use fillers to camoflauge the indent and the shadows that form due to insufficient support and to get a smoother and rounder tip.in such a case would the mass/weight of the injectable further deepen the dent?would appreciate any advice


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  January 6, 2011 4:15 AM

No posted photos so my guess is YES BUT! Seek in person evaluations from MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski

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Possible, but would need pictures  January 6, 2011 12:32 PM

Your situation is one that I see commonly in my non surgical rhinoplasty practice. You are correct to be concerned about surgery in a nose that is fragile with weakened cartillage. It can lead to complications and possible worsening of appearance. Often injectable filler can restore symmetry, camouflage indentations and remove shadows without the risks of surgery. I have never had a case where the filler weighs down the nasal tip. On the contrary, if placed correctly, filler is great at elevating the nasal tip. In order to be sure, I would have to see pictures (profile and straight on) to evaluate your nose. If you would like, feel free to contact me directly at arivkin@westsideaesthetics.com.

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