Edema and bruises after rhinoplasty

Any surgical intervention, including nasal plastic surgery (open or closed rhinoplasty), has a certain percentage of risks and side effects.

The reasons that influence the occurrence of such reactions vary. These include:

  • Individual features of the organism (inclinationto bleeding, a dense superficially located blood network, a tendency to allergy, edema, excessive formation of connective tissue at the site of the scar, etc.);
  • Practical experience of the surgeon and the chosen technique of the operation;
  • Concomitant diseases (arterial hypertension, hypovitaminosis, etc.)

Rhinoplasty: complications, risks, problems

Rhinoplasty is one of the mostcommon cosmetic operations performed every year, but it has the same potential risks as all other interventions. Despite the fact that most rhinoplasty procedures proceed without problems, the patient should be aware of all potential side effects and risks of rhinoplasty, as well as about his personal risk factors. Discussing these nuances with an experienced surgeon will help make the operation more secure, and the rehabilitation process is easier and more predictable.

Surgical risks and complications

These risks are associated with the process of the most operationalinterference, which inevitably involves traumatization of tissues and blood vessels and subsequent suturing. Potential surgical risks of rhinoplasty include:

  • Bleeding and large hematomas;
  • Infection of a postoperative wound;
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia.

All these conditions occur after any other surgical intervention.

Specific complications after rhinoplasty

Separately, we should describe the side effects and consequences that are typical for this group of operations - that is, for all types of surgical nose plasty.

There are such problems after rhinoplasty, like:

• Numbness of the nose - occurs when the nerve fibers are damaged, is often reversible and passes after weeks.

• Pain after surgery. The inevitable damage during the operation, as well as compression of the nerve trunks with swollen tissues, leads to painful sensations in the first days. This discomfort is usually minor and is removed by analgesics, which the doctor will recommend.

• Hyper-correction, or insufficient correction, requiring repeated rhinoplasty. These problems can be seen right after the operation or a few months later.

• Bleeding from the nose - during the operationblood vessels are damaged, and as long as the mucous membrane and vascular wall do not restore their former density during healing, they are very easily damaged in any provoking factors (getting tampons from the nasal cavity, blood pressure drops, and a prolonged oblique position of the head). The volume and strength of such bleeding is usually small.

• With open rhinoplasty scars remainthe base of the nose and the skin fold between the nostrils. Usually they are completely smoothed out and cease to be noticeable for several months. However, it happens that after the rhinoplasty the scar changes, becomes massive and dense, turning into a keloid. Such a dense, convex and reddish scar appears because of the proliferation of connective tissue in the area of ​​healing postoperative sutures.

• Bruising after rhinoplasty. Occur as a result of rupture of small blood vessels closer to the surface of the skin. This is another common side effect. Usually bruises are located around the eyes and persist for up to ten days. They are not a sign of serious complications. After rhinoplasty bruises are of different severity, depending on the fragility of the small vessels in the patient.

• Edema after rhinolastics. This is a natural component of recovery after tissue trauma. The severity of this reaction of the skin and mucous membranes of the nasal passages depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. Edema of the nose and around the eyes after rhinoplasty are one of the most common side effects. The mechanism of their development is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues due to microcirculation disorders caused by the operation.

Any swelling (nose bridge or nose tip) afterRhinoplasty is most noticeable in the first days after the operation and gradually falls down over about two weeks. Swelling of the mucous membrane can give a nasal tone to the voice, which sometimes lasts several weeks. In rare cases, a slight swelling can persist up to four and even six months after rhinoplasty.

• Cones after rhinoplasty is a complication,which appears at a later date after the surgery of the nose. They arise as a result of a specific reaction of the periosteum to damage during the operation. This complication requires a repeated call to a plastic surgeon.

Therefore, the choice of a qualifieda plastic surgeon who, after careful examination and questioning, will be able to anticipate possible risks and take the maximum possible measures to prevent them. In addition, it is necessary to follow the instructions received from the surgeon to care for themselves before and after the operation, which will help to avoid many complications.