What are the various options for filling in a dent after rhinoplasty?
There are a variety of causes of indentations after rhinoplasty surgery. Once the cause is identified, an appropriate treatment plan can be carried out. Typically, the most common cause of the dent is an absence of underlying supporting tissue, namely cartilage and/or bone. This can be most easily repaired by simply injecting it with a filler substance such as Perlane for short-term correction of 6 to 9 months versus Radiesse for a more long-lasting correction of a year or more. Other times, more aggressive though not necessarily very invasive surgery can be performed which can involve the placement of fillers, cartilage or even Gore-Tex which is an excellent filler product for the nose. These different options can be explained to the patient.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS