Non-surgical Rhinoplasty, also known as a liquid nose job is a popular treatment I perform in Esher and Surrey. While it offers several benefits as alternative to surgery, it’s essential to understand the potential risks involved. In this blog post, we will delve into the question: Can non-surgical rhinoplasty go wrong? We will explore the risks, specifically vascular occlusion, and provide insights on how to avoid issues during the procedure.
Understanding the Risks:
Like any injectable procedure, non-surgical rhinoplasty carries inherent risks, the most significant being vascular occlusion. Vascular occlusion occurs when the filler substance inadvertently blocks a blood vessel, leading to compromised blood flow and potentially severe consequences. Due to the vascular anatomy of the nose, and the poor regulation of the aesthetics industry with many injectors even in Esher and Surrey performing this procedure without the necessary competence non-surgical rhinoplasties carry a higher risk for vascular occlusion than other procedure. This combination of inexperienced injectors often non-medical paired with the delicate vascular anatomy of the nose if precisely how a non-surgical rhinoplasty can go wrong.
What is a vascular occlusion?
Vascular occlusion is a rare but serious complication that requires immediate attention. When a blood vessel is occluded, it can lead to tissue necrosis (death of tissue) and even permanent damage over a period of 72 hours. Although the risk is relatively low, it’s crucial for both practitioners and patients to be vigilant and take necessary precautions.
How to Avoid Issues:
- Choose an Experienced Practitioner: Choose a reputable and experienced medical professional who specialises in non-surgical rhinoplasty. A skilled practitioner will have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and possess the expertise to minimise risks.
- Comprehensive Consultation: Prior to the procedure, have a detailed consultation with your practitioner. Discuss your desired results, medical history, and any concerns you may have. This will enable the practitioner to evaluate your suitability for the procedure and customize the treatment accordingly.
- Proper Injection Technique: A skilled practitioner will use precise injection techniques to minimize the risk of vascular occlusion. They will avoid injecting large amounts of filler into areas with compromised blood supply and carefully monitor the injection process to ensure safety. It may sound unusual but many injectors are unaware of what signs and symptoms to look for in relation to a vascular occlusion so experience is key. The injection technique is crucial in reducing risk using precise injections with small quantities of the right filler product can make all the difference.
- Hyaluronidase as a Safety Measure: Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that can dissolve hyaluronic acid-based fillers. It is an essential tool in case of vascular occlusion or undesired results. Ensure that your practitioner has hyaluronidase readily available during the procedure and is aware how to use it, as its prompt administration can help mitigate complications.
Conclusion: While non-surgical rhinoplasty is generally safe and effective, there are potential risks, with vascular occlusion being the most significant concern. By choosing an experienced practitioner, undergoing a comprehensive consultation, and following proper injection techniques, the likelihood of complications can be minimized. It’s essential to prioritize your safety and consult with a qualified medical professional who can provide personalized advice and guidance throughout the process.
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