One of the advantages of a non-surgical nose job over a rhinoplasty surgical procedure is the minimal downtime. A nose job using dermal fillers is essentially a walk-in, walk-out procedure with only minor tenderness and in some cases, slight bruising.
However, aftercare is still important to ensure your safety, to gain the desired results from your cosmetic surgery and make your dermal fillers last as long as possible.
If you’re considering a non-surgical nose job at our Adelaide Cosmos Clinic, here is what you should be prepared to do after the cosmetic procedure.
With the first-hour post dermal filler treatment
Immediately after your injectable nose job, you may experience some minor swelling, redness and bruising around the treated area. While a topical anaesthetic will be applied, the area may also feel slightly tender or itchy. These after-effects are all normal for any dermal filler treatment and will dissipate within a few hours and go by a couple of days.
The post-dermal filler effects shouldn’t prevent you from resuming your normal activities. Should the symptoms persist more than 3 days, we recommend you contact the team at Cosmos Clinic Adelaide.
The use of an ice pack and arnica cream or tablets may help to minimise bruising and if necessary, over-the-counter pain medication may be taken. Please speak to your injector about the best option for you during your consult.
Within the first 10 hours post dermal filler treatment
While it may be tempting to feel your new, smooth nasal bridge or tip, we recommend you avoid touching the treated area with the first 10 hours of the cosmetic procedure. It is also advised to avoid too much movement of the area such as scrunching up the nose or applying too much pressure with tight-fitting eyewear.
This is because the dermal fillers are still relatively malleable and pressure can cause indentations affecting the overall results of your nose reshaping.
Discuss with your injector what topical products and supplements to avoid in the days after your treatment. Some anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products are best avoided. Likewise, it’s advised you stop taking supplements such as St. Johns Wort for the week after your treatment.
After a few hours, you can gently wash the treated area with a sensitive cleanser and light make-up or sunscreen can be applied to the face.
To reduce the risk of additional bruising, avoid drinking alcohol or overly strenuous exercises. It is also recommended you avoid situations where there is intense heat such as saunas, sunbathing or hot tubs until the swelling, redness and bruising has resolved.
It is important to be aware if you’re taking aspirin or similar blood-thinning medications these may increase the bruising and delay your recovery time. This will be discussed with your injector at the time of your non-surgical nose job.
Contact Cosmos Clinic if you experience these symptoms
If you experience the following symptoms post dermal filler treatment, please contact Cosmos Clinic immediately.
- Severe pain
- Fever or chills
- If the treated area is hot to touch or increases in redness
- Blotches or discolouration in areas not injected with dermal fillers