How to Reduce Swelling After Rhinoplasty

rhinoplastyIt 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

How to Prevent Sinus Infections

sinus-infectionSinus infections, also known as sinusitis, is caused by inflammation in the sinus and nasal cavities. Inflammations in the nasal and sinus cavities occur because a virus or bacteria forms creating the sinus infection. Sinus infections affect 37 million Americans every year.

Understanding Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses, but when these symptoms persist after 12 weeks or more it is referred to as chronic sinusitis. Your sinuses are normally filled with air, but when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grown and cause an infection. The common cold, allergies, nasal polyps or a deviated septum can lead to acute and chronic sinusitis. Continue reading