Although bruising after Rhinoplasty isn’t uncommon, following your surgeon’s post operative instructions can assist with minimizing your recovery time as much as possible. The splints and packing strips used immediately after your surgery assist in preventing swelling and bruising.
Also, your surgeon may recommend things like avoiding blood thinning medications such as Aspirin or Vitamin E two weeks prior to surgery and will usually give you a complete list to adhere to.
For my Rhinoplasty patients, I always suggest they use a supplement plan pre and post surgery to further reduce bruising and swelling as well, such as Bromelain and Arnica capsules. Additionally, compresses can be used with good result.
Also, please keep in mind that patient factors will contribute to how much bruising and swelling occurs, as well as the skill of your surgeon. Some people tend to bruise easily, and that is just the way of things. But a skilled surgeon is adept at performing the procedure in a way that reduces recovery time as much as possible for each individual.
The best course of action is to discuss recommendations with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and go from there.