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Nose Filler Horror Stories: What You Need to Know Before Getting the Treatment

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Nose fillers, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, are a popular non-surgical alternative to traditional rhinoplasty that involves using injectable fillers to reshape the nose. While the procedure can provide significant benefits, it also comes with a range of potential risks and complications. In this blog post, we will be discussing some of the most shocking and terrifying nose filler horror stories.

Nose Filler Horror Stories

Here are some photos of how a non-surgical rhinoplasty can go terribly wrong.

Nose Filler Horror Story 1:

Nose filler horror stories

So you’ve seen those nurses and doctors injecting copious amounts of filler into the nose and making them look BIG and not noticing the possible blood supply issues you could create. Well, here we are! This lady had treatment for her nose and wanted a lift. The nose later resolved, but within three months of her treatment, the nose looked like the left and then the right. This complication occurred because someone injected semi-permanent filler at the tip of the nose. There are many tiny blood vessels in the tip of the nose, and it can cause a blockage of the blood supply. The result was the loss of skin tissue. The problem was fixed over time, as the doctor could treat the patient with antibiotics, steroids, and hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment.

Nose Filler Horror Story 2:

Nose filler horror stories


This patient had radiesse injected into the nose. What happened was that some of the filler went into the eyeball blood vessels. Blurred vision was the only real complication apart from the obvious complication of lesions to the skin. The lesions resolved, and vision was back to 20/20 in both eyes, but it shows that injecting filler is no mean feat and has complications. Please do not get it done by someone who hasn’t undergone medical school training and hasn’t performed these procedures multiple times. Things can go wrong with any cosmetic doctor, but it depends on how you manage the problem. With antibiotics, steroid injections, and oxygen therapy, this patient came out well! Go science and Go medicine!

1st and foremost, no rhinoplasty is perfect. We need to educate the population that no surgeon can give millimetre excellent results because many of the rhinoplasty procedures depend on how your body heals and whether there is scar tissue formation. Similarly, with liquid rhinoplasty, many patients complain about the filler dissolving too quickly, or the filler moving, even worse than the filler did nothing.

Need to Know About Nose Filler Horror Stories


One of the most serious complications of nose fillers is blindness. This can occur if the filler is injected into a blood vessel, causing the blood supply to the eye to be blocked. This can lead to permanent vision loss and other complications.


As with any procedure that involves injections, there is a risk of infection with nose fillers. If the injection site becomes infected, it can lead to a range of symptoms such as redness, swelling, pain, and fever. If left untreated, an infection can spread and become life-threatening.


Another potential complication of nose fillers is migration, which occurs when the filler moves from its intended location. This can lead to asymmetrical results or even deformities in the nose.

Skin Necrosis:

In rare cases, nose fillers can cause skin necrosis, which is the death of the skin tissue. This can occur if the filler is injected into a blood vessel, causing the blood supply to the skin to be blocked. Skin necrosis can lead to scarring and other long-term complications.

Allergic Reactions:

Some patients may experience an allergic reaction to nose fillers. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, and even anaphylaxis. In extreme cases, an allergic reaction can be life-threatening.


While nose fillers may seem like a quick and easy solution to cosmetic concerns, these horror stories show that they come with a range of risks and potential complications. It’s important to thoroughly research your options and choose a reputable provider before undergoing any cosmetic treatment. Always remember that your health and safety should always come first.


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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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