I am a male with thick skin who just had primary rhinoplasty (hump removal significant cartlage reduction) a week ago. During the course of this time my head was elevated greatly at angles greater than 45 degrees and have experienced a big improvement in the swelling between my eyes. I am just wondering now is it better to keep my head elevated at 45 degrees or more even when sleeping reduce swelling and healing time? How long should I do this for? Also topic question plz.
How Much Does Elevating Head After Rhinoplasty Surgery Help Reduce Swelling?
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Elevation to reduce swelling
Head elevation for swelling after rhinoplasty
Elevation of the head to reduce swelling after a rhinoplasty
There are many things that can be done to improve swelling after a rhinoplasty. Ice definitely helps as does elevation. I would continue to use elevation as long as you feel it is beneficial.
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