A few months after rhinoplasty, it might be necessary to inject corticoid on some areas of the face like the superlative part of the nose. This injection is to avoid unwanted nasal swelling, because if this area swallows it would have negative effect on the shape of the nose and would reduce its beauty. According to the beauty standards, dorsum of the nose has to be slightly curved down especially in women. If this area swallows the nose will lose this curve and will not be beautiful enough.
This injection job is a very accurate task and has to be done precisely under the physician’s supervision (preferably an ENT specialist). Injection has to be done deeply. If the injection is not deep enough and the corticoid is injected under the skin, atrophy or thinning of the nasal skin will occur. Poor injection might make the nasal skin hypo-pigmented and causes conditions where the color of nasal skin becomes different from the color of the skin round the nose, which is aesthetically unpleasant. Atrophy makes the skin thin and prone to injuries. Injection of this ampule requires high skill and delicacy. Provided that this injection is done correctly, beauty of the nose will be maintained.
Note: Swelling of bony nose subside quickly does not usually required corticoid injection.