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

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ice and meds

You should always follow your surgeons advice but generally ice and nsaids medication offer the best chance at reducing the swelling.

In brief: Ice and meds

You should always follow your surgeons advice but generally ice and nsaids medication offer the best chance at reducing the swelling.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Follow directions

Make sure to follow your doctors directions fully.
Also, keep the head elevated, avoid salt and other things that lead to water retention, and apply ice water soaked gauze a to the eyes for a few days after. You can also ask your doctor about arnica montana, a natural supplement that may diminish swelling.

In brief: Follow directions

Make sure to follow your doctors directions fully.
Also, keep the head elevated, avoid salt and other things that lead to water retention, and apply ice water soaked gauze a to the eyes for a few days after. You can also ask your doctor about arnica montana, a natural supplement that may diminish swelling.
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