I am 11 days out from closed rhino and still have these dark purple/red "pools" somewhat under my eyes. 90% of my bruising has gone but these dark areas just wont budge and I am starting to get really nervous. They are located bilateral and not really "under" my eyes but more like where my cheek bone is and are about 1 cm long. I don't smoke, drink alcohol, take blood thinners etc etc and I am using arnica tabs and gel, eating papaya like it will make me a millionaire and developing OCD over this!! Thanks in advance.
How Long Should Bruising Last After Rhinoplasty?
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Bruising from rhinoplasty lasts 7-14 days
In the majority of cases, most bruising is gone in approximately a week or two following the surgery. A few patients do get extensive bruising. There are a few cases of extended bruising lasting upwards of four weeks after a rhinoplasty to fully resolve. There are no long-term consequences with this; it just extends your social downtime.
Bruising is very variable afer any surgery depending on how a person bruises and the technique but most should resolve by two weeks. If it is really dark, it may last longer and if you get bruising of the cornea(redness) that could even last several more weeks but is unusual.
Maybe up to 6 or 8 weeks....
The type of rhinoplasty performed may significantly impact bleeding and bruising.Patients who have their nasal bones fractured to narrow the nose are more likely to have post-operative bruising than those who don’t have nasal infracture.There are also significant differences in wound healing characteristics of individual patients. Some have greater tendencies toward bruising than others.
In the preoperative and post-operative periods, several maneuvers have been shown to decrease bruising.It’s important to stop aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal supplements, non-prescription drugs and vitamins.
After surgery, elevation of the head, ice compresses and splinting all help to minimize bruising. It’s also important to avoid activities that will elevate blood pressure and potentially increase bruising.For this reason, strenuous activity should be avoided for at least six weeks.
It’s important to realize that bruising is a normal part of rhinoplasty surgery.Preoperative intraoperative and post-operative maneuvers may minimize bruising, but won’t make it disappear entirely.
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Bruising after rhinoplasty is expected, especially for involved surgery with bone reshaping. Most bruising resolves within 2 weeks, but everyone heals differently. Some bruising may persist under the eyes for months.
Keeping your head elevated, maintaining the nasal splint/cast, ice, arnica montana, and following your plastic surgeon's guideline may help reduce rhinoplasty bruising. Speak with your rhinoplasty surgeon to help manage bruising with nasal surgery.
Bruising after Rhinoplasty
Bruising 11 days after rhinoplasty is within the realm of normal. Even if there is prolonged buising, it always resolves.
Visible bruising persists a maximum of two to three weeks
The purple shade of bruising rarely persists more then two to three weeks. Although many patients become concerned about their bruises they always do disappear.
Bruising after rhinoplasty
Experienced answer is from 3 weeks to 3 months. But nothing is ever exact. I have seen swelling last up to 6 months and in others last 2 weeks.
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