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How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

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How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

In any cosmetic surgery procedure, some degree of temporary bruising and swelling is a natural occurrence. It is important for a candidate seeking a procedure such as rhinoplasty to be aware about the extent of bruising that may occur, so that they may plan for the recovery period accordingly. In any case, a surgeon with advanced skills and experience in rhinoplasty can minimize the possibility of bruising.

Patients should try to choose a plastic surgeon with a successful track record of rhinoplasty with minimal bruising. In the case of an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, most patients would go through only minimal bruising, and even others may only undergo downtime for about one week until the nasal cast is removed. Dr. Eugene Kim is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.


Surgical Skills

The skills and experience of the surgeon who performs rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery will be a crucial determinant in the kind of bruising that may occur following nose reshaping surgery. To enhance the size or shape of the nose, the surgeon may have to make minor cuts in the nasal bones. When these cuts are being made, in some cases, the periosteum which covers the upper and lower surface of the nasal bones may be cut or shredded.

The periosteum is the vital source of blood supply to the nasal bone, and if cuts occur in the area, bleeding can occur in the skin below the eyes and cheek. This will result in extra bruising and swelling. A skilled plastic surgeon will invest more time and care to cut the nasal bones skillfully in order to minimize the trauma to the periosteum. This will effectively ensure minimal bruising. Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby locations for rhinoplasty.


Patient’s Attributes

A number of patient attributes will have an impact on the extent of bruising that may occur in a nose reshaping surgery.


How Old is the Patient

Older patients will tend to bruise more because as a person ages, the blood vessels are likely to become more fragile.


Bleeding Tendency

Patients with a family or personal history of excessive bruising or bleeding during a surgery must inform the surgeon about the condition at the time of initial rhinoplasty consultation. This will help the surgeon to modify the surgical approach appropriately.


Use of Certain Medications

Some patients may have been taking blood thinning drugs, which can be a key factor as far as bruising and bleeding risk is concerned. The surgeon should coordinate with the primary care doctor in advance in such cases.


Recovery Do’s and Don’ts

Aspirin, ibuprofen and several types of anti-inflammatory medications must be avoided for a few weeks before and after the rhinoplasty surgery. Consumption of herbal teas, multi vitamins, fish oils and products enriched with Vitamin E should be minimized. Ice packs should be used in the cheek area for about two days following the surgery.


Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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