Epistaxis is a medical term for nosebleed. Epistaxis can occur after surgery within the first couple weeks. It often occurs because patients exercise or get their blood pressure increased after surgery. However, it can happen even in the absence of this.

Epistaxis also occurs a lot in children and adults due to exposed small blood vessels. Often compression of the front of the nose can help with bleeding, but we DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS for patients who have had rhinoplasty. Call your surgeon if you have excessive bleeding.