Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is a toxin produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and species related to it. This toxin performs many chemical and biological functions when injected into your body. It is popularly used in a number of cosmetic procedures, with its main use being to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your skin. On the other hand, rhinoplasty is the term for what you may know as a nose job. It is a plastic surgery performed to alter or reconstruct the nose.
It’s easy to get worried or have a lot of questions when you’re about to have a rhinoplasty, especially if you’ve taken Botox injections in the recent past or have one scheduled in a few days or weeks. You’re wondering what all of that means for your surgery and the cosmetic outcome. This article covers how Botox may affect nose jobs when taken prior to or after the procedure and its role as an agent of surgical rhinoplasty.
BOTOX BEFORE RHINOPLASTY
Having Botox before rhinoplasty is okay and should not affect your procedure. However, it would be best if you allowed a time frame of 2 to 3 weeks between taking your injections and your surgery. This is because swelling, redness, and even mild bruising are common occurrences after a botox treatment, and the last thing you want is to put your face under more stress than it is. The 2 to 3 weeks time frame should be enough for every post-Botox reaction to disappear.
BOTOX FOR RHINOPLASTY
Along with fillers and other absorbable threads, Botox is used during rhinoplasty in a procedure called non-surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty temporarily corrects minor deformities and will only last as long as the Botox injected does. After this, you will have to get another procedure. Although the procedure results are temporary and might only last for 6 months at most, it is a safe procedure and is only used for the structure of the nose externally. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not performed on cases requiring significant changes or to handle structural problems occurring inside the nose.
BOTOX AFTER RHINOPLASTY
We advise that you give it a 2 to 4 weeks break after your surgical procedure before resuming Botox. Although every post-surgery care instruction varies from surgeon to surgeon, we agree with a lot of them who say that you should keep the needles away from your skin for at least 14 days.
You have just undergone a procedure on your nose, and normally, your face swells after such a surgical procedure. It takes a week or 10 days, depending on your body, for that swelling to dissipate and for your look to return to normal. Don’t let that bother you, though. The swelling is an expected side effect of the procedure; most importantly, it’s part of your body’s healing. Remember that the Botox injection comes with swelling and bruising of its own. Therefore, it’s not safe for you to deal with all of that at the same time. After at least 14 days, you can return to taking your treatment, and rest assured that Botox will not negatively influence the effects of your nose job.
Botox is a safe treatment, and you have no cause for concern even when combined with rhinoplasty. Just ensure that you receive both procedures from a trained and verified doctor. These aren’t the only questions you might have about rhinoplasty, and that’s totally understandable. Feel free to check out our blog section for more rhinoplasty-related information. And if you are ready to get a nose job done, be sure to contact us at Nova Rhinoplasty for a safe and visually-appealing procedure.