Bruising after rhinoplasty
Swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty is a short-term and natural complication that occurs in different amounts in all people after rhinoplasty and disappears completely after a while. Bruising of the eyes is actually the result of the removal of blood droplets from the damaged blood vessels of the nose, which manifests itself in the form of discoloration of the underlying layers around the skin of the eyes.
By following the pre- and postoperative care recommended by Dr. Amin Amali , the bruising caused by the rhinoplasty will be eliminated in a short time.
What causes nose bruising after rhinoplasty?
Blood Coagulation System Status: People should refrain from taking medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen that cause blood clotting disorders for two weeks before and after rhinoplasty.
Blood leaks from capillaries into the tissues under the skin of the nose: After the nose operation, there is a possibility of dead blood in the eyes.
Type of rhinoplasty (open or closed): Depending on the structure and type of nose and the amount of manipulation and changes that will be made to the skeleton and structure of the nose.
What is the healing process for bruising caused by rhinoplasty?
Bruising from rhinoplasty is not immediately apparent and is as follows:
The first day of rhinoplasty is the most severe bruising and purple color.
On the second day after surgery, bruising peaks.
And from the third day after surgery, the bruising will gradually begin to decrease.
However, after a week of rhinoplasty, the bruising will go away.
Cases that increase bruising after rhinoplasty:
Excessive facial movement (talking and laughing too much)
Sleeping on your side or abdomen
Keep your head down
Lifting a heavy object
preoperative care to reduce the amount of bruising caused by nose surgery
Follow these tips for two weeks before rhinoplasty:
Avoid medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen that thin the blood.
Avoid taking all herbal supplements or multivitamins
Avoid smoking and alcohol
postoperative care to reduce the amount of bruising caused by nose surgery
Do not touch the nose while dressing.
Use a cold compress or ice for up to 48 hours after surgery. Cold minimizes swelling and bruising due to narrowing of blood vessels, so apply compresses to the cheeks and eyes once every 30 days for the first two days after rhinoplasty. Be careful not to touch any. Apply directly to the nose.
In the first 72 hours after rhinoplasty, use natural juices such as celery juice, carrot juice, pineapple juice due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Always keep your head up and do not bend forward as much as possible.
When sleeping, place two to three pillows under your head so that your head is at a 45-degree angle to your body.
Avoid direct sunlight to prevent bruising and staining around the nose and eyes.
Avoid smoking and alcohol for up to two weeks after rhinoplasty.
Avoid aspirin and herbal supplements that dilute the blood and increase the risk of bleeding until two weeks after rhinoplasty.