Darkness Under Eyes After Closed Rhinoplasty

I pretty much looked like I had been hit by a car after Rhinoplasty. Anyway, the black eyes have gone away but I still notice darkness under my eyes. I never had this before surgery. I have been taking Vitamin K supplements and putting creams with Vitamin E under my eyes. They still look dark and I look tired. Any suggestions? I am only 21 and I do not want to look like a tired old lady. Would tanning help?

Doctor Answers 3

"Darkness" After Rhinoplasty

Blood under the eyelid skin after rhinoplasty causes  the bruising you describe. It is rare for this not to resolve with time. In the interim use some makeup. If your not satisfied after 10-12 months talk to your doctor about possible laser treatment or topical bleaching creams. 

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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It can take a long time to go away.

 Darkness under the eyes can take a year to go away. This is not the norm, but it does happen. If it has been a year, see a dermatologist to find out if Hydroquinone would help you.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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See surgeon if concerned

You didn't mention how far you are along in your recovery. It can take weeks to months for bruising to disappear. Please talk to your surgeon if you are concerned, and I would recommend you stop  self medicating.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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