I had Rhinoplasty surgery 6 days ago and only my one nostril has been bleeding. Any suggestions?

I had rhinoplasty surgery 6 days ago and only my one nostril has been bleeding, not heavily but a consistent slow bleed that hasn't stopped for days now. Why could this be??

Doctor Answers 4

Bleeding after Rhinoplasty

Not sure exactly why you are bleeding. There can still be some intermittent bleeding but "constant" bleeding is unusual. I would recommend that you contact your surgeon and let them know.

Voorhees Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

6 days post op, some advices:

Thank you very much for enquire.
It's too early to make value judgments with only six days after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Kind regards,
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 270 reviews

Bleeding nose

Usually bleeding from the now stops after a few days.  It may only drain from one side.  If concerned, you should touch base with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Bleeding 6 days after rhinoplasty

Any bleeding from nasal surgery that lasts longer than 2 days needs to be evaluated.  It could be related to an internal structure injury such as turbinate or septum and can also lead to a heavier bleed.  He should use saline spray frequently until you get to see a doctor for evaluation.


Dr. J

Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 104 reviews

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