Question: What are steroid injections and why are they used for rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty patients?
Answer: Steroid injections refer to an injectable corticosteroid (called steroid for short) solution that is used to decrease swelling and dissolve unwanted scar tissue. I use steroids quite commonly to help during the healing process following rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. If taping the nose does not address the issue sufficiently and/or quickly enough, I might recommend a steroid injection to reduce an unwanted contour or prominence. Contrary to popular belief, steroid injections can be used even very late in the rhinoplasty healing process (like 6-12 months out).