Nose Implant Removal

Nose Implant Removal

Nose Implant Removal

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.

Why Do Patients Consider Nasal Implant Removal? (Nasal Implant Complications)

Nasal implants are commonly used in reconstructive surgeries to correct structural damage resulting from trauma or nasal collapse. In aesthetic rhinoplasty, they are used to give the nose a more defined shape. Many Asian and African American patients who possess little nose cartilage receive implants to heighten a low nasal bridge. The most common risk associated with nasal implants is infection. The risk of infection is increased greatly in patients who smoke. In the event of an infection, the patient will have to have the implant removed in order to resolve the infection.

Nasal implant removal is often performed on patients who are unhappy with the result of their rhinoplasties. If placed incorrectly, nasal implants can shift over time, causing an unnatural look for the patient. In patients with particularly thin skin, the sharp outline of a synthetic implant can be extremely noticeable, resulting in a very unnatural look. Another very significant complication that occurs more frequently with nasal implants includes excessive pressure on and thinning of the skin with eventual implant extrusion or protrusion through the skin. This is another serious consequence that requires urgent implant removal to prevent further problems.

Extrusion of the implant through the skin of the nose is another major complication that may prompt immediate removal of the nasal implant. If the implant is not placed in the correct position, it may eventually erode through the skin of the nose and even damage the underlying structural cartilage. Patients who have an ulcer or erosion of the skin require immediate removal of the implant and correction of the skin.


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 are 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.

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best plastic surgeons in Iran. The price of Nasal Implants in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of Nasal Implants in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.


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