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Nasal implants are commonly used for cosmetic purposes to build up the nasal bridge, project and refine the tip of the nose; nonetheless, it may produce some risks which mostly involve infection and movement of the nasal implant. In the event of infection, the implant begins protruding or almost protruding through the skin and the skin becomes thin.  In such case, taking antibiotics may not be enough; the implant should be removed by the revision surgery.  In addition, if your nose is red, painful with a fever and headache, this may also be a sign of infection. 

Nose implant removal is also performed when the nose is deviated after the surgery, causing an unnatural look or unsatisfying result. During the removal, the original implant is removed and the new implant that can fit perfectly for one’s nose is replaced, for example, if the nose bridge is too high, the wider implant will be used instead of the original one. Nasal implant removal is a highly specialized procedure; consequently, it is important that you select a board-certified plastic surgeon.


It is important not to take any medications that thin the blood, aspirin and NSAIDS drugs prior to the surgery for 2 weeks. Smoking and Drinking alcohol is not allowed. You can normally start smoking a couple of weeks after surgery.  

Post-operative care

Apply a cold compress and elevate your head by sleeping on 2 pillows to reduce the swelling. Blowing your nose should be avoided for two weeks at least, after two weeks, swelling should subside. Aside from avoiding lifting heavy objects, you should also avoid aerobic exercise or any contact sports around 2-3 weeks.


Like all cosmetic plastic surgery, nose implant removal carries certain risks including, bleeding, nasal blockage, breathing difficulty, numbness, swelling and excessive scarring. Your surgeon should explain all the relevant risks to you before having the surgery.