Mild bruising is common after a nose job. However both the doctor and the patient can drastically reduce the extend of it. An experienced surgeon will utilize special techniques to minimize nasal trauma in order to reduce bruising.
The patient also needs to follow the preoperative and postoperative instructions very closely. Stopping all blood thinners and starting on some herbal medications like Arnica Montana one week prior to the nasal surgery will significantly reduce the extent of bruising during recovery.