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Is It Safe to Smoke After the Surgical Removal of a Mucous Cyst ?

The cyst had formed inside my lower lip and I had it surgically removed around 8 days ago, will it be safe to smoke?

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Smoking after Surgery?


The use of tobacco before and immediately after surgery increases the risk of complications including necrosis (death of tissue). Generally, I advise patients avoid tobacco for at least two weeks before surgery and three weeks after. Check with your doctor, but I would avoid tobacco to avoid complications. Good luck.

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