The Truth About Black Eyes and Rhinoplasty

The truth is, many rhinoplasty patients will have bruising following Rhinoplasty surgery. It is the body’s natural response to the trauma from surgery. In the end your will be happy with your results and the swelling and bruising that may occur is short lived for 1-2 weeks.

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Why Patients Bruise After Rhinoplasty

Despite ho gentle your plastic surgeon is, chances are you will have some bruising simply because surgery is traumatic and causes some bleeding beneath the skin.  When blood cells settle beneath the skin they go through the natural changes of any bruise whereby they cause the skin to appear black and blue and finally a yellow color before returning to normal.

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You might notice that the area is not tender, but still shows signs of bruising. The collection of blood cells makes it look worse than it is. Have no fear! The bruising will begin to subside soon after surgery.

One Way to Reduce Bruising from Rhinoplasty

One thing our Sun City and Scottsdale Rhinoplasty patients do to help reduce the amount of bruising is to take Arnica Montana and Bromelain Supplements. These are two supplements that help reduce bruising and swelling and can be used before and after surgery.

Discuss this option with your cosmetic surgeon and if approved, begin taking the pills as directed on the bottle. They can be found at almost any vitamin store and will have clear directions about how to use them.

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Dr. Brown is known for his gentle demeanor as well as his gentle touch when it comes to performing his surgeries. He will do his best to minimize the amount of swelling and bruising, but it is important to take care of your body before and after surgery to ensure the best recovery possible. You can do this by eating a well balanced diet and hydrating with water prior to and after surgery.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Brown, call our Sun City or Scottsdale plastic surgery office at ​480-568-3804.