I had a rhinoplasty procedure about 4 days ago and I still have bruises around my eyes. Is this normal? How long should it take for the bruises to go away?
Every rhinoplasty patient has a somewhat different experience after their nasal reshaping surgery. Some patients barely bruise while others look like they got hit by a train or Mike Tyson! Bruises can last 1-4 weeks or even longer in much older patients with thinner skin. At 4 days after a rhinoplasty though bruising is normal but make sure you talk to your own plastic surgeon to make sure all else is OK. Most of my patients are quite surprised by the lack of pain and minimal bruising after their rhinoplasty.