Post rhinoplasy/septioplasty bruising. Is it normal? (photo)
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Bruising is usually gone by 2 weeks.
Good luck with your healing. Hope this helps.
Postoperative bruising after rhinoplasty: what is normal?
It is normal to have brusing after rhinoplasty particularly on the side of the nose, and underneath the eyes medially after osteotomies. The bruising underneath your eyes usually resolves within 2 weeks. Occasionally there can be bruising over the bridge of the nose, but that usually resolves quickly..it would be rare to persist after 7-10 days. The appearance you have at 4 weeks is unusual...and raises the question of thin skin, and some kind of graft underneath. In any case, I would definitely consult with your surgeon, and with some sense of urgency if the discoloration is getting worse.
Post rhinoplasty/septoplasty bruising. Is it normal?
I would see your surgeon to evaluate your nose as this appearance is not the norm.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA