Tip to reduce bruising after rhinoplasty surgery : Bruising under the eyes and cheek bones is an expected and common side effect of rhinoplasty and is part of the body’s healing process.
But many patients worries about the bruising because they have to go to work or school.
There are many blood vessels around the skin.
During surgery, red blood cells can come out from the blood vessel and it goes around of skin, then can make bruising on the face.
1) The most significant factor is Surgeon’s experience.
Bruising during the procedure usually happens when the surgeon needs to cut into your nasal bones in order to make the bridge width more slender.
Your surgeon can cause bruising, so if surgeon does carefully, can minimize bruising.
However, in some cases, severe bruising is outside of the surgeon’s control.
For example, older patients tend to bruise more easily because blood vessels become more fragile with age. Also, patients with bleeding disorders or those taking prescription medications to thin the blood will likey experience increased burising after nose job.
2) Avoide blood-thinning medications.
If possible, stop “asprin and ibuprofen” at least two weeks prior to a rhinoplasty. It it blood-thinning mediction. It can cause more blood to “leak” from the vessel during the procedure, which will increase bruising.
3) You can use “Bruise reducing cream”.
You can buy it at the drug store. It is 20 ~ 80USD
4) Drinking a lot of water is also good for reducing bruising.
5) Turn down the temperature
To avoid bruising and swelling, You should avoid steamy situations such as piping hot bath, showers, or saunas until you ok.
And keep applying ice pack that clinic provides you.
6) Avoid smoking and drinking for two to three weeks before and after the rhinoplasty.
Nicotine acts as a vasoconstrictor, which decreases blood flow to the tissue and inhibits healing.
Alcohol consumption can also increase the risk of complications during surgery, and it should never be consumed in conjunction with prescription pain killers.