While I was not a heavy or daily smoker, I did smoke prior to having rhynoplasty done. Now almost 3 wks later I still have alot of swelling in my nose. Doctor did say I had alot of swelling during surgery which I thought nothing about because I do bruise easily & takes awhile to heal. Is smoking cause for swelling still & how can I reduce it?
Is Smoking Before Rhynoplasty Cause for Prolonged Swelling Afterwards? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Rhinoplasty and smoking
The most important thing to know, is that you will not see your final results for 9-12 months following your procedure. Smoking certainly influences wound healing. It is very important to avoid smoking in the post-operative period for this reason. There is no reliable way to reduce the amount or duration of swelling other than time at this point.