Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in an injectable rhinoplasty procedure. I’ve been researching injectable fillers and I constantly see them being advertised as being able to last up to a certain number of months. From what I’ve read though, these fillers are resorbed over time. If I get 1 syringe of Radiesse, how much of filler can I expect to remain after 6 months? Or, more importantly, when would I need to do a repeat injection to maintain a good aesthetic result?
Anyway, I’m hoping to get fillers to raise my radix and provide a smoother transition between my nose and brow ridge (the area just above the nose bridge and between the eyebrows). Based off your experience, which filler be the best for such an augmentation?
A: While it is trie that almost all injectable fillers have a limited duration, some do have documentation of lasting longer than others. The longer lasting ones are the particulated fillers, such as Radiesse, whose duration should be a year or even longer. In the radix of the nose, which has little motion, one should anticipate that duration which is confirmed by my clinical experience. I think Radiesse is a very good filler for the radix and would be my first choice for this form of injectable rhinoplasty
Dr. Barry Eppley