Too much swelling after nose filler. What can I do?

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I had a non surgical nose job yesterday and the doctor injected Juvederm in the bridge of my nose. It looked pretty good yesterday, not much swelling, but today it's bulky and there's not much moving happening. Is this normal?


F, 31, Kentucky

I underwent a non-surgical nose job yesterday afternoon using an Juvederm injectable filler. The day after the surgery, my nose felt swollen and i noticed a bit of bruising in the injection spots. I contacted my plastic surgeon in a panic. She said that swelling is to be expected and that I should ice the area to help decrease the swelling. Because of the areas that were treated, my swelling may last for a few days. She told me to schedule an office in three days. That would be enough time for the swelling to subside. She would then look at my nose to see if it was overcorrected and fix the results. While the swelling did decrease, she also believed that she overcorrected. I had the issue fixed in office. My nose now looks exactly like I wanted it to look without having to get plastic surgery.

From what you describe, it sounds like my nose every time I get my non-surgical rhinoplasty redone. I don't usually have much swelling the evening after the filler injection, but the next morning is a totally different story. This should be the worst of it for you, though. The swelling should start decreasing and movement will return over the next few days. This is why most doctors recommend that you give at least two to four weeks between your injection and any big events. This way, the full results of the injection will be on display. As long as you don't have any bright red and tender nodules around the area, shooting pain, or an aching pain that does not go away with ibuprofen or Tylenol, I don't think you have anything to worry about. However, if you are really concerned, it wouldn't hurt to call your doctor and get it examined.

Yes, this is typically what occurs after a nose injection with hyaluronic acid. I had my first injection 2 years ago. My biggest concern was asymmetry and a small bump at the top. It was making me self-conscious, but no one could convince me to have surgery. Immediately following the hyaluronic acid fillers, my nose looked great. It wasn't until the next morning when I woke up and looked in the mirror that I believed I made the worst decision of my life.

My nose had swelled to twice the size it was before I had the injection. It just didn't look like it fit my face, so I immediately called my doctor, who reassured me it was just the norm. A week later, there was no swelling at all, and I returned to have another injection after a year. Of course, the same next morning swelling occurred, but by then I knew it was just temporary.

This is absolutely nothing to worry about. The same thing happened to me when I had my non-surgical rhinoplasty, and of course, I called my doctor panicking, thinking I was allergic to the dermal filler (I used Juvederm voluma) and having some sort of reaction. Apparently, some people start swelling immediately post treatment, but for others, the swelling happens slowly throughout that first 24 hours. Often, the next morning, these patients, like me and you, have much worse swelling, but don't worry. This is the worst of it, and it will start getting better within the next day. After about three or four days, the swelling will barely be noticeable, and you will be able to wiggle your nose. This healing process actually continues for a few weeks. I think I reached my final result at two weeks. It just got subtly more defined each day. My doctor recommends that, if his patient is having the procedure specifically for an event, they should schedule the injection about a month in advance.