Is there anything that can be done before and after a rhinoplasty to minimize bruising? My sister had a nose job years ago and she had wicked black eyes, I’d like to avoid that. The best way to avoid bruising is to avoid aspirin or other medications that could cause bleeding. We also have patients stay away from fish oil and other herbal medications. However, some people just bruise more than the others and it is hard to tell sometimes who will bruise or who will not bruise with rhinoplasty.