It takes some time for your nose to heal and recover following rhinoplasty. While you most likely want your nose to look better sooner rather than later, the truth is that you will usually have to deal with swelling and bruising after surgery. There are a few things you can do to make the post-rhinoplasty swelling a bit more bearable.
Keep Your Head Elevated
Keeping your head elevated is an easy way to reduce the pressure placed on this area as it heals. You will notice the blood flow moving away from your treatment area and the swelling gradually subsiding.
Keep your head elevated at a 45 degree angle. That means placing a few additional pillows on your bed, so that your head is propped up while resting or sleeping. Continue reading