If you're like us, you might've seen impressive before-and-afters on Instagram of so-called "liquid nose jobs," where patients opt to use fillers to change the shape of their nose — instead of going under the knife for rhinoplasty. Earlier this summer, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Jacqueline Laurita's doctor put a little filler in the bridge of her nose, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta mom Porsha Williams once went to Kylie Jenner's doctor Dr. Simon Ourian for a non-surgical nose job.
It may seem quick and easy, since the procedure takes less than five minutes. But in a new Page Six video, Botched plastic surgeons Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif are raising alarm bells about possible major side effects resulting from non-surgical nose jobs with filler.
"There are some doctors out there that are fantastic and never have any complications. But it's a very risky and scary procedure," Paul said in the Page Six video. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum explained that one of the dangers is that filler could push on a small blood vessel, with terrifying results. "The area turns black, the skin dies, and then you need major reconstruction," he said.
Terry, who recently admitted to personally overdoing it on fillers, put it even more plainly. "Do you think actually surgeons who inject people with filler in the nose actually look them in the eye before they do it and go, 'After injection, your nose may turn black, die, and fall off?'" he asked. "Do you think they actually say that to them?"
Yikes. If that isn't alarming enough, Paul added that filler injected in the bridge of the nose could travel up some of the blood vessels that supply the eye, causing blindness.
Would he ever recommend a non-surgical nose job? "I'm going to say no because it's too dangerous," Paul told Page Six, while Terry said: "It's not worth it."
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