There may be some slight bleeding from your nostrils and this can be dabbed away with a tissue. We do not expect a heavy nosebleed – however, any heavy bleeding or other concerns should be reported promptly to us. Try to minimise blowing your nose for 2 weeks following surgery, as this can cause further bleeding and bruising. Ice packs will help relieve bruising to the eyes. The splint will be removed from your doctor after 7 days and you may return to work after this. Most of the bruising should have settled by then. Patients who wear glasses may find these uncomfortable until the splint is removed. Contact lenses could well be impossible to insert or remove. Risks
If you are allergic to any medication or you bruise quickly please consult with your surgeon. When a nose job
is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anaesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon's instructions both before and after surgery. After surgery, small burst blood vessels may appear as tiny red spots on the skin's surface; these are usually minor but may be permanent. As for scarring, when Rhinoplasty
is performed from inside the nose, there is no visible scarring at all; when an "open" technique is used, or when the procedure calls for the narrowing of flared nostrils, the small scars on the base of the nose are usually not visible. In about one case out of ten, a second procedure may be required-for example, to correct a minor deformity. Such cases are unpredictable and happen even to patients of the most skilled surgeons. The corrective surgery is usually minor.