When will bruising around the eyes subside after a nose job?
I had a nose job about 4 days ago and I have dark bruises under both my eyes. When will bruising around the eyes subside after a nose job?
Four days is too soon after surgery to see an improvement in bruising. After rhinoplasty, bruising is common around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is thinner than anywhere else on the body. Bleeding under the skin caused by the repositioning of nasal bones will show through the thin skin around the eyes. The bruising usually resolves in the two week period following surgery. Every patient is different and some may take a little longer to heal. The extent of bruising may also depend on what was done to the nose. Keeping your head elevated and using ice packs or cold compresses can help minimize bruising. Please direct immediate post-operative concerns to your surgeon.