13 doctors weighed in:
Is there a risk of arterial embolism with non surgical nose reshaping?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but low
Yes but the riks is low.
Some feel the use of blunt cannulae may diminish this risk.

In brief: Yes, but low
Yes but the riks is low.
Some feel the use of blunt cannulae may diminish this risk.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Richard Fleming
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Non-surgical nose reshaping usually refers to the use of fillers to improve nasal contours.
Although very rare, there is a risk of arterial embolism whenever injectables are used anyplace in the body.

In brief: Yes
Non-surgical nose reshaping usually refers to the use of fillers to improve nasal contours.
Although very rare, there is a risk of arterial embolism whenever injectables are used anyplace in the body.
Dr. Richard Fleming
Dr. Richard Fleming
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but low
Low risk but not zero.
Make sure any such procedure is done by a board certified facial plastic surgeon

In brief: Yes, but low
Low risk but not zero.
Make sure any such procedure is done by a board certified facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is possible to inject filling material into an artery during filler injection.
A properly trained physician can avoid this, but is also trained on how to recognize and treat this early.

In brief: Yes
It is possible to inject filling material into an artery during filler injection.
A properly trained physician can avoid this, but is also trained on how to recognize and treat this early.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Explain non-surgical
It is not recommended that gel or liquid silicone be placed.
There are silastic implants for that purpose, but these are placed by small incisions inside the nasal passageways.

In brief: Explain non-surgical
It is not recommended that gel or liquid silicone be placed.
There are silastic implants for that purpose, but these are placed by small incisions inside the nasal passageways.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not if done right
Non-surgical nose reshaping is a wonderful procedure for the right kind of patient.
Any risk of complications, which would include blood clots, or skin loss, have to do with improper placement of the material. I agree, no silicone, but other fillers work just fine and give beautiful results in the right hands. Make sure your surgeon is experienced with this technique.

In brief: Not if done right
Non-surgical nose reshaping is a wonderful procedure for the right kind of patient.
Any risk of complications, which would include blood clots, or skin loss, have to do with improper placement of the material. I agree, no silicone, but other fillers work just fine and give beautiful results in the right hands. Make sure your surgeon is experienced with this technique.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Possible
However, in most published cases, these lesions resolved with topical steroid therapy.

In brief: Possible
However, in most published cases, these lesions resolved with topical steroid therapy.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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