How To Cure Bruises After Plastic Surgery?

Bruising is a big concern for patients. I usually tell patients to use ice packs or frozen corn or peas work just fine, and apply for 30 to 45 minutes following the procedure.You should use heat after 48 hours, and warm compresses works fine 2 x a day. I like a product called Arnika Forte which is supplied by Dermavance. I purchase the product directly and give it to my patients prior to surgery to minimize the down time. The product is in a capsule and helps speed the healing after plastic surgery. I use it also with fillers/botox. If there's a lot of swelling I use Motrin or Tylenol.

Hope that helps speed your recovery.

answered by a B

As with any other surgery post operative care is absolutely essential. The plastic surgery itself is just the beginning of the process you started and the results of the surgery can only be realised later if post operative care is followed meticulously as recommended by your surgeon and therapists. Any infection can lead to further complications and will definitely leave scars. If you have one in for a rhinoplasty, make sure that you clean the inside of your nose with a moist ear bud. As you breathe, you inhale various particle pollutants, germs and microbes. Although your immune system can overcomes these problems on a daily basis if these microbes come in contact with the exposed nasal skin they can cause an infection.

Bruising is extremely common in blepharoplasty. This is because the skin under your eyes is extremely thin and delicate. This bruising is however not permanent and will reduce in time.

Some basic measures that you should follow to ensure that an infection does not set in would include wearing clean clothes every day. When washing make sure that you rinse them at least twice after the first wash to make sure that there is no detergent residue left behind. You can also use a mild detergent just in case some residue does not escape with the rinsing because if the affected area comes in contact with such clothing it could cause irritation. The same applies for bed sheets, pillow cases and other linen. Make sure you wash and change them everyday. Pay particular attention to the soap you use and avoid any and all harsh soaps. If your dermatologist has prescribed a specific soap make I a point to use only that soap. Make sure that you wash your hair regularly and when doing so do not allow any shampoo to come in contact with the affected skin. Clean the bruise or scar as directed by your surgeon or dermatologist but make sure not to over clean as this will give it no time to heal.

answered by M W

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