One of the big questions from our rhinoplasty patients is: will my eyes be bruised after my rhinoplasty procedure?
In this short video, Dr. Buonassisi, the cosmetic surgeon at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery, answers this question. The answer? If you’ve had a hump reduction or narrowing of your nose bones, most patients will see some bruising around the eyes.
There are techniques, however, that can be used to narrow the nose without causing a lot of trauma and bruising. But in most cases of rhinoplasty procedures, particularly when the bridge is modified, a hump is taken down, or if the nose bones are narrowed, most patients will see a little bit of bruising around the eyes.
A technique where the nose bones are moved inwards through a small incision in the skin often causes the least amount of bruising, and if that is appropriate in a particular case that’s often the technique Dr. Buonassisi will use.