Question: I have my rhinoplasty scheduled in a month. Are there any tips that you would suggest that will reduce bruising and swelling afterward?
Answer: If the surgeon performs the rhinoplasty with great care to minimize tissue trauma and make the smallest incision possible, this will do a great deal towards reducing the swelling. After the surgical procedure, cold compresses or ice can be gently applied to the nose. However, this has to be done gently so as not to change the shape of the nose. Some people use homeopathy such as Arnica Montana and this decreases bruising.