I Am 7 Months Post Op my Nose is Still Swelling from Smoking What Can Happen?

Doctor Answers 2

Smoking is not a good idea after rhinoplasty.

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At seven months don't think that smoking has much effect on the swelling associated with a rhinoplasty. I'll spare you the lecture about the detrimental health effects of smoking.

Nasal swelling and smoking

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Smoking is bad for wound healing, but at this point after a rhinoplasty the swelling is related to the healing process and can take up to a year or more to heal.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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