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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?

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      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

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Smoking and rhinoplasty

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

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Smoking and surgery

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

Web reference: http://thomassenplasticsurgery.com

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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Quitting is good

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teetee72,

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.
 

Web reference: http://drpero.com/rhinoplasty

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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