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How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

Ice and Advil (ibuprofen): You do not mention what type of surgery. Dental? Plastic surgery? In general intermittent use of ice, advil (ibuprofen) and limiting activity are the usual advice given. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

Elevation: Slightly elevate your foot above heart level when in bed. Put a pillow under the leg. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

Time: It takes awhile for all the excess water that accumulates in your tissues during pregnancy to leave the body. Typically the majority of the swelling should be gone in 3 weeks. Exercise can help. Compression stockings and garmets can help a women feel better as well. Some gals take epsom salt baths as well. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the swelling time after rhinoplasty?

What can be done to reduce the swelling time after rhinoplasty?

Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your heart. It is important not to tuck your chin or flex your neck which can actually make the swelling in your face worse by kinking the neck veins causing an outflow obstruction. So avoid a pillow under your head and use more of a wedge for your back/head. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your heart. It is important not to tuck your chin or flex your neck which can actually make the swelling in your face worse by kinking the neck veins causing an outflow obstruction. So avoid a pillow under your head and use more of a wedge for your back/head ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

Reduce swelling?: I don't know of a way to reduce swelling of salivary glands but cold compresses can help to reduce pain. ...Read more

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How to reduce gynomastia swelling without surgery?

How to reduce gynomastia swelling without surgery?

Sometimes: Depending on age and cause of the gynecomastia some young men respond to an antiestrogen such as tomoxafin . Talk to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much these ice machine sleeves help. Bregg makes a great machine. I believe it is called polar tec. Do lots of isometric quadriceps contractions. Elevate it when your not walking around. Ice after any activity for 10-20 minutes. Where a compression sock. ...Read more

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How do you reduce lip swelling after sticthes?

How do you reduce lip swelling after sticthes?

Slow Process: Normally, time will take care of the swelling. In the meantime, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can help a bit. On the first day or two, ice/cold compresses can also help a bit. Obviously, you need to avoid additional trauma, like playing with your lip or very hard foods for a few days. Other than that, you'll just have to wait for your body to heal. ...Read more

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How to reduce redness after removing blackhead?

How to reduce redness after removing blackhead?

Can't be done: Let it heal naturally. Topical retinoic acid may help keep the number of blackheads at bay, though it's not entirely pleasant to use. Ask your personal physician about ways to remove blackheads -- there are instruments called "comedone extractors" that are a bit easier than fingers or paper clips. ...Read more

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How can you reduce pain and swelling one month after meniscus surgery?

How can you reduce pain and swelling one month after meniscus surgery?

Post-op complaints: Did you have a menisectomy (removal) or a meniscal repair? - pain and swelling a month after surgery are not unheard of by any means, but it is also possible that you are overdoing it. I suggest you speak with your surgeon and/ or physical therapist about your concerns. In the meanwhile, at home, you can use rest, ice, compression, elevation, tens (if prescribed), and/or nsaids for pain & swelling. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after breast reduction surgery?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after breast reduction surgery?

Variable - Days: Depends on type of reduction, placement of incisions, size/volume of reduction needed, individual wound healing and general health. Usual swelling and bruising about 1 week, with mild-moderate swelling for another 1-2 weeks. Swelling reduced with use of thrombin activated platelet concentrates during surgery. Follow specific instructions of your surgeon to reduce swelling, bruising and healing. ...Read more

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How much do bruising and swelling last after rhinoplasty ?

How much do bruising and swelling last after rhinoplasty ?

Rhinoplasty: Generally, bruising is gone after 10-14 days. Most swelling is gone in 3-4 weeks although the last bit of swelling may take several months to fully resolve. ...Read more

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In what way can I reduce bruising and swelling after a venipuncture, or steps to take beforehand?

In what way can I reduce bruising and swelling after a venipuncture, or steps to take beforehand?

Pressure: An experienced venipuncturist who gets into the vein with first try helps. Once needle is out, elevate arm with pressure applied to puncture site. Arnica taken the day before, and several days following may help. Arnica is available at health food stores. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Ice: I would recommend ice placed on the outside of your face leaving it on 20 minutes then off 20 minutes for the first 24 hours. This procedure should help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Start before: Before the extraction take a NSAID such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Following the extraction ice is critical in the first 8 hours. (on 20 minutes off 10.) continue with the ice to 48 hours after the extraction then stop. At 72 hours use heat packs to reduce the swelling until it is gone. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more