Nose Filler Moved Due to Wrong Sleeping Position?

Posted by user321369 @user321369, Jan 24 9:40pm

Hello I was recommended by a friend to ask this question on this website because she said it was trustworthy. So 2 days ago I got nose fillers in my nose. It was a hyaluronic acid based filler. And after the procedure my face was fine. My nose was a bit swollen and that was to be expected but I was told to sleep in an elevated head position. I accidentally ended up sleeping the complete opposite of what the elevated head position was supposed to be. I woke up and there was almost a pool of the filler in between my eyebrows and my eyes were puffy and obviously my nose too. I massaged the place between my eyebrows and pushed it down and it’s now fine but did I ruin my nose results by sleeping in the wrong position?

Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, @user321369. Most research about injectable fillers seems to indicate that filler should not move after injection, but that also depends on the area treated. That being said, "it still is possible for filler to move from its original location and for lumps or bumps to appear in a different area than where the filler was injected, although this is uncommon. If this does occur, it could be due to several factors including poor injection technique (using too much filler, or too much pressure when injecting the filler), incorrect massaging of the skin after injection, or pressure-induced displacement and intravascular injection (injecting the filler into a vein or an artery).” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352587819300178

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm products, Restylane products, and Belotero, can be partially or completely removed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/injectable-treatments/can-you-undo-dermal-fillers/

I’m also tagging @hopeful33250 and @contentandwell to see if they might be able to shed some more light on this matter.

@user321369, can you go back to your practitioner? They would be able to best guide you, especially with regard to massage technique.

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Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, @user321369. Most research about injectable fillers seems to indicate that filler should not move after injection, but that also depends on the area treated. That being said, "it still is possible for filler to move from its original location and for lumps or bumps to appear in a different area than where the filler was injected, although this is uncommon. If this does occur, it could be due to several factors including poor injection technique (using too much filler, or too much pressure when injecting the filler), incorrect massaging of the skin after injection, or pressure-induced displacement and intravascular injection (injecting the filler into a vein or an artery).” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352587819300178

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm products, Restylane products, and Belotero, can be partially or completely removed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/injectable-treatments/can-you-undo-dermal-fillers/

I’m also tagging @hopeful33250 and @contentandwell to see if they might be able to shed some more light on this matter.

@user321369, can you go back to your practitioner? They would be able to best guide you, especially with regard to massage technique.

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@kanaazpereira @user321369 I'm sorry but I have no experience with this. The only injectable filler I have had is Botox for urinary incontinence.
JK

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Some other members who might have some input regarding whether your sleeping position could have caused problems with the hyaluronic acid based filler injected into your nose include @mermaid7272 @lhirsch3 @patriciagsr @sandytoes14. Hoping they will have some thoughts for you.

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