The Portland Center For Facial Plastic Surgery
Hillsboro - Portland Oregon
The Portland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery ™
 10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 324A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-899-0006
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How Long Does Bruising After Rhinoplasty Last?

Bruising and swelling are normal side effects of rhinoplasty, and they don’t require medication. However, patients should try to avoid consuming hard or crunchy foods during the first week following their surgery to minimize bruising. If you’re concerned about your appearance after surgery, you should consider wearing makeup to hide the bruising. After a day or two, however, bruising and swelling will gradually subside.

The most important factor in reducing bruising after rhinoplasty is the surgeon. The more experienced your surgeon is, the less likely you’ll have to deal with extensive bruising. Also, a top surgeon pays attention to detail, which decreases your chance of extensive bruising. Cold compresses are also important for minimizing bruising after rhinoplasty. Cold compresses help keep the swelling down and cause blood vessels to constrict, which helps to minimize bruising. Do not take a hot shower or bath after rhinoplasty, as these stretch the blood vessels and can increase the risk of bruising.

Most bruising after rhinoplasty surgery goes down quickly. Typically, it takes two weeks for the bruising to subside completely, though minor swelling may last longer. A small amount of residual bruising may linger for a few months, but it will go away as the healing process progresses. Most patients are able to return to normal activity within three to four weeks.

Bruising after rhinoplasty takes a few days to appear normal. It generally reaches its maximum after the second day. But you can speed up the recovery process by taking proper care of yourself. Ice packs, medications, and icing are recommended for reducing the swelling. If you can’t get up from the sofa right away, use a travel pillow or rolled up towels.

Bruising and swelling after rhinoplasty is expected after the procedure. But you should follow your doctor’s instructions. Your facial plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to recover. Also, you should listen to your body’s signals. Once you’re home, you’ll notice that your bruising and swelling has subsided. However, you’ll still be able to enjoy your new nose.

During the nose surgery procedure, your surgeon will use a special blood product called plasma. This amber colored liquid contains tiny clotting fragments and platelets, and is rich in growth hormone. It helps the body heal and binds together the surgical parts. It will also help you heal faster. You can take vitamin supplements containing Ginko or Ginseng. However, you should avoid taking vitamin E.

Bruising and swelling will continue to decrease over the next few days. The bruising and swelling will go down more rapidly at the bridge, which is the first part of the nose. The swelling in the nasal tip area takes longer. It moves down from the bridge to the tip and must dissipate from there. The length of time the bruising and swelling will last will depend on the thickness of the skin and the work done to