Nosebleeds are a common occurrence, especially for people who live in warm and dry climates, such as the one in Orange County. Newport Beach patients who have recently had a rhinoplasty procedure performed by expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati should understand what causes a nosebleed, and how they should care for a nosebleed after their nose job is complete. It is important to avoid contact sports because nose injuries are common and can cause bleeding, as well as, damage the surgery results. Patients should also keep their heads elevated for several days after the operation, in order to minimize the amount of pressure on the nose.
Information About Nosebleeds
Certain people will experience nosebleeds more than others. Factors that contribute to nosebleeds include having an infection, being pregnant, suffering from allergies, experiencing an injury, having high blood pressure and abusing alcohol.
Most nosebleeds can easily be stopped within minutes of starting. A person should apply pressure to the area, and use a tissue to absorb the blood. Then, the person should gently lift their head forward to let the blood run out of their nose.
A person should stay in this position for at least five minutes until most of the blood is gone.
It is easy to prevent nosebleeds from happening again in the future. Patients should avoid blowing their nose too hard, especially during the winter months when it is cold and dry. Patients should avoid straining to lift heavy objects, and should also avoid straining during bowel movements. This can put excess pressure on the nose, and can cause nosebleeds to occur more frequently. Patients should avoid blood-thinning medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium. Patients should also avoid smoking.
In some cases, medical attention might be necessary.
If you feel your nosebleed is the result of trauma to the face, or might have occurred when you were out of consciousness, contact a doctor immediately. If you have a nosebleed while you also are experiencing a fever, it is important to call a medical professional as soon as possible. You will want to seek medical attention in these situations not only to alleviate the nosebleed but also to ensure there is not an overlying issue causing them the occur.
Rhinoplasty patients should be especially careful about nosebleeds during the recovery process. The nasal structure is very fragile and can be easily damaged. If you have just undergone a nose job, do not blow your nose or stuff a tissue into your nostril. You might cause more damage to your sensitive structure, and you may also impair the nasal structure. For more information about how to care for your nosebleed after a rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Kevin Sadati’s office today.