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Dr. Abramson talks about swelling and bruising after Rhinoplasty, and what patient’s can do to minimize this natural reaction.

“So, part of our postoperative regimen after Rhinoplasty, includes such recommendations as, sleeping for the first several days with your nose above your heart, as that will decrease the amount of initial swelling that patients may have. It is not uncommon for there to be some bruising, that actually may be more noticeable two days after surgery, than even the day after surgery. Also, in the recovery room, our post-anesthesia care nurses will provide you with something called swiss therapy, which is a see-through, cool, gel pad that actually is light enough to put over the cast on top of the nose, and also helps to provide some cooling to the cheeks, and will help with postoperative swelling. Some patients will get more swelling than other patients. Sometimes that’s even enough where the eyelids become a little more swollen, but that is almost always down to a normal level by the time that the patients will come back to see me in six to seven days after surgery.”

Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure desired by people of all ages. Dr. Peter J. Abramson is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He performs Rhinoplasty procedures in his own surgical suite in Atlanta, GA, a convenient drive for those in Buckhead, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta and beyond.