- How to Reduce Bruising After Rhinoplasty
- What you need to know about septoplasty
- Exercises to Avoid After a Nose Job
Bruising—along with swelling—is something that can be normally expected after a rhinoplasty surgery. For most patients, the bruises are most visible under the eyes, near the cheekbones and around the nose area. Bruising typically lasts for a couple of weeks after the surgery. In more extreme cases, the bruises can take an entire month or even more before they start to heal. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to reduce them. You must do this religiously for at least two days after the surgery. The cold will help minimize the bruises and will also keep the swelling under control. As someone who has already gone through rhinoplasty twice, I know that icing your face every few minutes can get monotonous after a while. For instance, alcohol must be avoided before and after rhinoplasty surgery. There should be no alcohol consumption for at least two days before your operation and at least two weeks afterward. These medications will likely include ibuprofen and paracetamol drugs. Drink plenty of pineapple juice. Bromelain is an enzyme that has shown to be effective in minimizing swelling, inflammation and muscle pain. However, why take the supplements when you can consume bromelain right from its natural source: pineapples? You can take a glass of fresh pineapple juice in the morning and snack on pineapple slices throughout the day. You might also want to take other supplements that can help with the bruising, such as vitamin K and arnica. I had a particularly bad bruise under my right eye, making me look like I had someone punch my lights out! My fabulous rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Anil Shah, prescribed some healing gel pads in order to help with the bruising. The gel pads he gave me have been scientifically proven to cut bruising recovery time by half so that my bruises can heal twice as fast. So if your post-surgery bruises are pretty bad like mine were then ask your surgeon about these gel pads. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing. And definitely will be updating on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. The full healing time of a rhinoplasty is 1 year. Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work! Your email address will not be published. Comments 1. Why thank you! Glad you are enjoying the blog, and feel free to reach out anytime. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
How to Reduce Bruising After Rhinoplasty
Guest over a year ago. Once again, I'll post. I did not have the pig nose thing going on. They say the tip will drop. You have to give this surgery a YEAR. I am 2 months post op. The tip looks bulbous, but was before the surgery as well. He said the skin is thick so It will only look so good. It must be my constant sun exposure since I work outside in Fla. Be paitcent as it is a LONG recovery. Couldn't find what you looking for? New Reply Follow New Topic. Guest over a year ago Ryab yeah same thing its 1 day after the cast cam off and i feel like super depressed looking in the mirror, this is day 10 after surgery and i have been taking some healing pills but i do look like avatar with the tip being so huge and like a pig but he said that all swelling and it will go down ater 2 weeks and the tip shold fall a little. Guest over a year ago In reply to anonymous on - click to read. I just want to let everyone know that I had a horrible experience with Dr. Charles Lee. Like the patient above my rhinoplasty was pushed up and nostrils were flaring and I was so upset with all the swelling until 4 weeks down the line I really like how it was starting to look bc all of the swelling went down, Until just last month! It is about 1 year from the day I had the surgery and the tip of my bridge has collapsed, causing an ugly looking bump in the middle of my bridge. I went to Dr. Lee to narrow my nose and to give it a little height. I didn't expect it to collapse in about 1 year. Also, the scars he created we stitch so sloppy that it is more visible after I got a tan this past summer. I called him up and Dr. Lee told me that this is a side effect that could happen to the nose. So why wasn't I told about this before. He offer to fix it but it would cost me about the same as the 1st procedure. Guest over a year ago Hi everyone, I am reading your posts and as some of them are quite old I was wondering how you got on since? It is great reading your posts because I feel like I am not alone in feeling disappointed and depressed. I feel like I cannot go out in public with my nose so swollen, luckily I am not bruised only a tiny bit. But would love to hear from some of you. Thank you, Nancy.
What you need to know about septoplasty
Your nose is supported by bone at the back and bridge and by cartilage in the front. At left, a woman's nose before rhinoplasty. On the right, the same woman pictured one year after the surgery. Rhinoplasty RIE-no-plas-tee is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both. The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can change bone, cartilage, skin or all three. Talk with your surgeon about whether rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what it can achieve. When planning rhinoplasty, your surgeon will consider your other facial features, the skin on your nose and what you would like to change. If you're a candidate for surgery, your surgeon will develop a customized plan for you. Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose. It may be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties. Before scheduling rhinoplasty, you must meet with your surgeon to discuss important factors that determine whether the surgery is likely to work well for you. This meeting generally includes:. A physical exam. Your doctor will conduct a complete physical examination, including any laboratory tests, such as blood tests. He or she also will examine your facial features and the inside and outside of your nose. The physical exam helps your doctor determine what changes need to be made and how your physical features, such as the thickness of your skin or the strength of the cartilage at the end of your nose, may affect your results. The physical exam is also critical for determining the impact of rhinoplasty on your breathing. A discussion of your expectations. You and your doctor should talk about your motivations and expectations. He or she will explain what rhinoplasty can and can't do for you and what your results might be. It's normal to feel a little self-conscious discussing your appearance, but it's very important that you're open with your surgeon about your desires and goals for surgery. If you have a small chin, your surgeon may speak with you about performing a surgery to augment your chin. This is because a small chin will create the illusion of a larger nose. It's not required to have chin surgery in those circumstances, but it may better balance the facial profile. Once the surgery is scheduled, you'll need to arrange for someone to drive you home if you're having an outpatient surgery. For the first few days after anesthesia, you may have memory lapses, slowed reaction time and impaired judgment. So arrange for a family member or friend to stay with you a night or two to help with personal care tasks as you recover from surgery. Avoid medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen Advil, Motrin IB, others for two weeks before and after surgery. These medications may increase bleeding. Take only those medications approved or prescribed by your surgeon. Also avoid herbal remedies and over-the-counter supplements. If you smoke, stop smoking. Smoking slows the healing process after surgery and may make you more likely to get an infection. Rhinoplasty does not have an ordered series of steps. Each surgery is unique and customized for the specific anatomy and goals of the person having the surgery.