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I Started Smoking 8 Months After Nose Job. Will It Change Appearance of my Nose?

I Started Smoking  After 8 Months of Nose Job  Will It Change  Appearence of my Nose

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You should be OK but it is not a good choice...

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The full recovery process after the rhinoplasty procedure takes up to one full year. It is great you did not smoke during all 8 months giving a chance for you nose to heal properly.  At this stage smoking should not compromise your results. Of course you have to realize that smoking is never  a good choice for your health.


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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I Started Smoking 8 Months After Nose Job. Will It Change Appearance of my Nose?

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Smoking immediately after a Rhinoplasty, IMHO, may affect the final results but not if you started 8 months post op.  At that time after the nasal surgery, the nose is mostly, if not completely healed so smoking would not affect the final results.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Smoking and prior rhinoplasty

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Smoking in general is not good for you and can prematurely age the skin.  8 months after surgery, the smoking should not impact the final result.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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