How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?
How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is a major procedure in facial cosmetic surgery, which is designed to improve the shape or size of the nose in harmony with other facial features. Many patients who seek rhinoplasty are naturally concerned about the extent of bruising and swelling that may occur following the procedure, and how long it may last.

The rhinoplasty surgeon will address the patient’s concerns during the initial consultation process, and help them make an informed decision. One of the key goals of an experienced facial plastic surgeon will be to minimize the possibility of bruising and swelling by adopting advanced surgical techniques and using the best skills to perform the surgery.

Only minimal bruising may occur with such a surgeon in most cases, and even in other cases, the downtime may not exceed one week until the nasal cast is removed. Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities.

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Surgeon’s Expertise

The extent of bruising in case of rhinoplasty will primarily be determined by how the surgeon performs the procedure. Therefore, the surgeon’s expertise and focused training in facial cosmetic surgery procedures will make a key difference. In many rhinoplasty procedures, the surgeon will be required make minor cuts in the nasal bones to improve the size or shape of the nose.

During this process, the periosteum which covers the lower and upper nasal bone surface may be cut or shredded. The periosteum is a critical blood supply source to the nasal bone, and if it suffers cuts, bleeding may take place in the skin beneath the eyes and cheeks. This can cause extra bruising and swelling. An expert surgeon will pay maximum attention to cut the nasal bones carefully in order to minimize the periosteum trauma.

Leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby locations for rhinoplasty and other procedures.

Patient-related Factors

The amount of bruising that may occur in a rhinoplasty procedure will also depend on certain patient-specific factors.

Age

Bruising in any plastic surgery procedure will tend to be higher for older patients. As a person ages, the blood vessels typically become more fragile.

Tendency to Bleed

If the patient has a personal or family history of excessive bruising or bleeding during a surgery, they should let the surgeon know about it at the outset. The surgeon will modify the treatment plan in accordance with this information.

Medications Usage

If the patient has been using blood thinning medications, it can become an important factor in the bleeding and bruising risk during surgery. The surgeon must coordinate with the primary care physician in such cases.

Care during Recovery

The patient will have to avoid the use of aspirin, ibuprofen and various anti-inflammatory drugs for several weeks before and after the rhinoplasty procedure. Use of fish oils, multi vitamins, and Vitamin E enriched products should also be restricted. Ice packs should be applied in the cheek area as instructed by the surgeon.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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