Upon rhinoplasty it takes some time for the nose to heal and recover. While you most likely want to see your nose look better sooner rather than later, the fact is that after surgery you will still have to deal with swelling and bruises. There are a couple of things you can do to make the swelling after rhinoplasty a little more bearable.
Keep Your Head Elevated
Holding your head elevated as it recovers is an simple way to reduce the pressure put on this region. You will note that the blood flow travels away from your area of care and that the swelling slowly subsides.
Hold your head upwards at an angle of 45 degrees. That means that a couple of extra pillows on your bed, so that your head is protected as you rest or sleep. Continue reading