Does Taking Motrin Help Alleviate Swelling After Rhinoplastic Surgery?
- Asked by Jc2008 in New York, NY
- 2 years ago
Not in the 1st two weeks as it increases risk of bleeding
Definitely not in the first two weeks as it increases risk of bleeding.
Thereafter, there is not enough data to suggest one way or another
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Does taking Mortin help with swelling after Rhinoplasty?
No, in fact Motrin and all blood thinners, should be avoided for 3-4 weeks following a Rhinopolasty as they increase the risk of bleeding after the surgery. IMHO, this has far more potential to create more swelling, not less.
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Motrin after rhinoplasty
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Motrin after rhinoplasty
Motrin and other nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory medication are very helpful after rhinoplasty to reduce inflammation, early swelling, and soreness, and there is no reason you cannot use them a few days after your procedure when the risk of bruising becomes minimal. The stiffness of the healing tissue, also called by many 'swelling' will follow its own healing curve and cannot be sped up with medication, though the Motrin may make you more comfortable the first several weeks.
Best of luck,
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Swelling after rhinoplasty
It's best not to use Motrin or any kind of NSAID after surgery of any kind. NSAIDS can cause prolonged bleeding and therefore not useful in minimizing swelling. Please follow your surgeon's advice for the best possible results. FYI- swelling after rhinoplasty takes months to resolve. So please be patient and wait it out. Best wishes, Dr. H
Rhinoplasty and Motrin use
Although Motrin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) can reduce inflammation and swelling, they can also contribute to bruising and bleeding around the time of a surgery such as a rhinoplasty. I would suggest one avoids using Motrin or other NSAID medications for 2 weeks before and after a rhinoplasty. Check with your surgeon for their advice on your particular situation.
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I do not suggest motrin post rhinoplasty. swelling lasts different amounts of time in different people, depending on the amount of work performed, and the skin quality of the patient. It takes at least 12 months for the swelling to subside, and if you have thick skin, even longer for the tip to have definition.
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