Rhinoplasty – Recovery: Advice on minimizing bruising and swelling

Bruising and swelling (edema) are an integral part of recovery following rhinoplasty. They depend on multiple factors related both with the surgical technique and the patient.

Certain techniques favor bruising and swelling, such as breaking or non breaking of the nasal bones (osteotomy), the extent of soft tissue lifting from the osseous-cartilaginous framework.

Factors associated with the patient include age, skin thickness, diet, bleeding susceptibility and disorders, and blood thinners.

Obviously, there are a lot of variables associated with the development of bruising and swelling however, following the tips below will help you minimize the symptoms.


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