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Im Having Rhinoplasty in 6 Days Ive Only Just Given Up Smoking Today What Should I Do?

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I'm Having Rhinoplasty in 6 Days I've Only Just Given Up Smoking Today What Should I Do?


      This will depend upon a number of factors including techniques to be used during rhinoplasty and number of cigarettes smoked per day prior to quitting.  Your surgeon can make a much better decision about this.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Smoking and rhinoplasty


I have my patients stop smoking at least 3-4 weeks before rhinoplasty surgery.  Smoking increases the risk of complications significantly.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Smoking and surgery


If it is an open rhinoplasty, I would recommend delaying the surgery.  Recommendations run from 2 to 4 weeks pre and postop. 

John Michael Thomassen, MD
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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Quitting is good



If you have discussed smoking cessation with your surgeon it is important you let them know you have just quit.  In most cases, 6 days may be sufficiant, although in others it may not.  If you have had previous surgery and are undergoing an open procedure, I would be more likely to postpone your surgery.  Your surgeon should be the one to make the decision for you.

Colin Pero, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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