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How Long After Rhinoplasty Can I Get Lip Fillers?

Rhinoplasty can be conducted on the face after lip fillers have settled. This article highlights lip fillers and how they affect other facial augmentation, like rhinoplasty.

Swelling of the nose, surrounding face tissue, and even the upper lip is a common reaction to the body’s natural inflammatory response to tissue stress, which may occur after lip injections or major surgery. Facial swelling often begins gradually within a few hours to a few days following treatment. You may expect the swelling to go down after a while. In the beginning, this might lead to temporary upper lip swelling. Lip filler therapy may be performed when the lips are not puffy, and the face is normal. Other modifications around the face can only be performed once the filler heals to reduce the risk of distortion.

What is Rhinoplasty

Reconstructive nasal surgery is known as rhinoplasty. Both cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty is possible. Rhinoplasty may alter the nose’s profile, the width of the nostrils, and the angle between the nose and upper lip. As a result of reconstructive surgery, people with problems breathing through their noses can breathe normally again. This procedure heals nasal injuries from a variety of causes. According to Elias & Gill (2018), rhinoplasty and lip augmentation may alter the appearance and tone of one’s voice and smile. Six to seven months is required for the process to heal.

Should You Get Lip Fillers while healing from rhinoplasty?

 Considering the proximity of the lips to the delicate and reactive facial tissue directly beneath the nose, any swelling in the surrounding area might quickly extend to the lips. Due to the lips’ fluctuating volume and shape in the first few weeks following a nose operation, according to Telei& Pearlman et al. (2022), balancing and administering any additional filler to the lips may be challenging. Lips are a region where even minute variations may have a huge effect. Lip fillers that increase lip volume should be postponed until all facial swelling has subsided and you are certain that your lips have returned to their regular, natural size. Although getting lip filler during the first few weeks following nasal surgery is not dangerous, it is important to remember that you may have some unfavorable changes that will need corrective therapy over time. Homeopathic Arnica is useful for reducing bruising and swelling after treatment.

When Can I Get lip fillers After Having Rhinoplasty Done?

The typical recovery time after surgery is three months or 100 days. More months are required for revision rhinoplasty’ this second, liquid, nonsurgical rhinoplasty should be done by a qualified practitioner. To inject filler at such a time is appropriate and safe.

For How Long Does Rhinoplasty Cause Nasal Swelling?

After surgery, there will be some swelling; the swelling diminishes within six months. Most patients no longer notice the swelling after a few months. Sleeping with your head raised for the first week following surgery is recommended. After a week, most patients can return to their regular routines, and by two to four weeks, they fully recover.

Why Wait for That Long to Get Lip Filler After Rhinoplasty?

A consultation with an anesthetic doctor is required before any rhinoplasty surgery. Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure; patients gain from consulting a surgeon. The minimal quantity of anesthetic used during rhinoplasty and lip filler ensures that the patient does not feel anything. Because of its high cost, rhinoplasty surgery is out of reach for many clients. The doctor may adjust the fee during the operation. The cost of hiring a skilled surgeon will be greater. Nose job procedures like rhinoplasty are widespread among cosmetic treatments. Compared to surgical rhinoplasty, according to Kumar et al. (2021), the effects of nonsurgical rhinoplasty are temporary, and the recovery time is shorter. Nose jobs are safe and effective for patients aged 18-40 years. The rhinoplasty operation is quite dangerous for elderly patients. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty

When Is It Okay to Blow Your Nose After Having a Rhinoplasty?

According to Kao et al. (2019), debris will be left in the nose after a rhinoplasty, which often involves septoplasty and turbinoplasty. After having nose surgery, you will likely have to wait two weeks before you can start blowing your nose normally. During your follow-up sessions, the doctor will assist you in clearing out your nasal passages of any remaining debris.

How Come You Cannot Lie Down Flat After Rhinoplasty?

After rhinoplasty, it is crucial to keep your head elevated with many cushions or a wedge pillow. Patients benefit from sleeping with their heads propped up on a chair. Sleeping with your head slightly raised is recommended for at least two weeks after rhinoplasty surgery.

Why Should I Not Smoke After Rhinoplasty?

You should abstain from nicotine for at least six weeks before and after rhinoplasty. Smoking might delay recovery and worsen swelling if started at the 6-week post-op mark. According to Gupta et al. (2021), the nicotine in cigarettes makes the blood vessels contract; this hinders the healing process and the delivery of blood to the nose. Waiting three months will provide your nose enough time to recover and allow you to resume smoking. 


One should wait three months after rhinoplasty to get lip filler. However, according to your anesthetic doctor, the duration may shorten or lengthen. Depending on the operation type, the lips may have much swelling, especially the upper lip. When swollen, it becomes difficult to inject the filler into the lips. Many people argue that cosmetic surgery is unethical because of the risks involved and the strong addictive potential. The dermal procedure is generally compatible with lip fillers if conducted by a professional.


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Kumar, V., Jain, A., Atre, S., Shome, D., Kapoor, R., Doshi, K., &Vadera, S. (2021). Non‐surgical rhinoplasty using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers: A systematic review. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology20(8), 2414-2424.

Talei, B., & Pearlman, S. J. (2022). Cupid Lift: Advanced Lip Design using the Deep Plane Upper Lip Lift and Simplified Corner Lift. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.