Tips for reducing bruising and swelling afterward
I have my rhinoplasty scheduled in a month. Are there any tips that you would suggest for reducing bruising and swelling afterward?
Bruising and swelling may occur after rhinoplasty surgery. We recommend you avoid aspirin, aspirin-containing products, ibuprofen, ibuprofen-containing products, and certain homeopathic/herbal medicines that may increase the risk of bleeding, bruising, and swelling. High blood pressure may increase the risk of bleeding, hematoma formation, and bruising; if you have a history of high blood pressure, we recommend you consult your primary care physician to gain proper control of the blood pressure prior to surgery. Furthermore, I recommend you consider using Arnica Montana and Traumeel to minimize bruising/swelling. Finally, head of bed elevation, ice packs, and cool soft diet after surgery help minimize bruising/swelling.