How long will bruising last after rhinoplasty? I am 6 weeks post op
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Bruising Can Last Months
Bruising After Closed Rhinoplasty
One of the advantages of closed rhinoplasty is that there tends to be less swelling and bruising in the post-operative period. This is largely because closed rhinoplasty techniques, when used in the appropriate patient, are less disruptive to the nose. I suspect that you had osteotomies (cutting the nasal bones) based on your description of the bruising. Normally, I wouldn't expect the bruising to be hanging around this long, but everybody is different and everyone heals at a different rate. Probably that bruising shouldn't last too much longer. Definitely use sunblock on the nose and face! You might consider contacting your surgeon or a local cosmetic dermatologist to see about having the bruises layered as this can help them disappear faster.
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