What areas of the face should I expect it to spread? eye area? cheeks? neck?
How Widespread Will the Bruising Be After my Rhinoplasty?
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Bruising after rhinoplasty
Some things that you can do to reduce bruising
avoid tobacco and alcohol at least three weeks before and after surgery
don't take vitamin E, any aspirin-based medications, and garlic or fish oil tablets for two weeks before and after surgery
avoid strenuous exercise as you heal, and avoid swimming for at least 6 weeks after surgery
take bromelain and/or arnica supplements before and after surgery, if advised by your surgeon
Some patients experience minimal bruising under their eyes and some patients can have bruising that spreads down to their cheekbone region. It is important for patients to follow their preoperative instructions, which should contain information about not taking any medications containing aspirin, or taking anything that is a blood thinner. I typically recommend for my patients to take Arnica Montana before surgery to reduce bruising and swelling. There are recommended doses, so please check with your surgeon before taking any. For more information on this procedure, take a look at the link below. Best of luck to you!
Bruising after rhinoplasty varries greatly from patient to patient. Some rhinoplasty patients never bruise but, whatever bruising you have will soon be gone
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Bruising after Rhinoplasty
The amount of bruising will depend on how extensive the rhinoplasty. Is it a closed technique where only the dorsum of your nose is being addressed, or is it an extensive open rhinoplasty with osteotomies? Either way, there are things you can do to minimize swelling and bruisng. Do not use "blood thinning" medications for a couple of weeks after your procedure (aspirin, advil, homeopathics), keep the head of your bed elevated when you sleep, and use cold compresses the first few days after surgery. The extent of bruising can included the area under your eyes and lateral aspects of your nose.
Bruising after rhinoplasty
Bruising after rhinoplasty really depends on how much bone work needs to be done. If you need a lot of narrowing of the nose you are more likely to get bruising. Even when it occurs though it is generally mild and most is gone by the end of a week or so. Things that you can do to decrease your bruising includes avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen-like medicines, Vitamin E and many herbal supplements for at least two weekd before surgery. I recommend Arnica Montana which is a homeopathic preparation but check first with your surgeon. Good luck.
Bruising after rhinoplasty surgery
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