Bruising after rhinoplasty

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are concerned about bruising after rhinoplasty.  While the internet is amassed with photos of significant bruising around the eyes after rhinoplasty, most of Dr. Funk's rhinoplasty patients do not bruise much at all.  There are many reasons for this.

Dr. Funk has his patients start Arnica (an herbal remedy that helps with swelling and bruising) the day before surgery and during the postop rhinoplasty period.  During surgery, Dr. Funk uses transexmic acid in his local anesthesia and given as an IV dose to help decrease bruising as well.  Dr. Funk handles the tissues delicately during surgery which minimizes trauma, swelling, and bruising.  Postoperative cold gel packs and elevated head help minimize bruising after rhinoplasty.

Most of Dr. Funk's rhinoplasty patients are social by day 8 after surgery.  Most have no bruising by this stage (especially the younger patients) and if they do, it's a minimal amount of yellow that can be easily covered with makeup.  

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston Texas.

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