Will Smoking Marijuana Affect Healing After Lower Blepharoplasty?

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Smoking and healing

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I recommend that my patients avoid smoking anything for 3 weeks after surgery- the smoke can impair oxygen delivery to your tissues which you will want to optimize to achieve the best scarring.

Unlikely...however

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It is unlikely that marijuana smoking will affect your eyelid healing. However, I would still not recommend it. Your judgement may be affected with marijuana use and you may do other activities that MAY affect your healing process.

Lay off the reefer for a couple of weeks.

A.J. Amadi, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Smoking and Surgery

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The short answer is they do not mix well.

I would avoid if at all possible in the peri-operative period. The fact the question has been asked here suggests this is a possibility!

Good luck.

Marijuana smoking does not affect healing after lower lid blepharoplasty.

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Marijuana will not affect the way a lower lid blepharoplasty heals. Even patient sitter heavy cigarette smokers will really not suffer wound healing consequences with lower eyelid surgery.

Marijuana and blepharoplasty

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Thank you for your question about using marijuana after blepharoplasty.

• it is not a good idea. The smoke is highly irritating and toxic,
• your blepharoplasty is likely to heal more slowly,
• your eyes are likely to be more inflamed,
• your may have persistent irritation and dryness of the eyes.
• for any blepharoplasty, avoid any smoke of any kind, whether tobacco, marijuana or heavy pollution.Hope this helps. Best wishes.

Will Smoking Marijuana Affect Healing After Lower Blepharoplasty?

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         It probably has little effect, but why chance it?  Healing well is important and it is not merely the active ingredient of the marijuana that is inhaled.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of eyelid surgeries each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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