Is Smoking Marijuana 8 Weeks or 2 Months After Septorhinoplasty Going to Cause Any Harm?

smoked marijuana 8 weeks after septorhinoplasty surgery. Will this cause harm to the result or hurt my septum?

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Smoking marijuana eight weeks after a rhinoplasty will not affect the outcome of the operation.

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I can see no problem with smoking marijuana relative to a rhinoplasty eight weeks after the operation. If you are doing so illegally and a cop nightsticks you in the nose, that's a different matter altogether.

Smoking marijuana after rhinoplasty

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Thank you for your question. You should absolutely consult with your physician about your smoking habits in order to obtain the most reliable and individualized medical advice. It's best to avoid smoking for at least two weeks prior to rhinoplasty. This applies not only to conventional cigarettes, but also to marijuana. Also make sure to avoid smoking marijuana for at least two weeks after surgery as it may interfere with your healing process. Smoking after surgery may restrict the flow of blood to the healing areas, exacerbate swelling, and prolong recovery.  

At 2 months post-op, it may be safe to start using cannabis. However, I'd recommend to consult with your plastic surgeon as he or she may have different guidelines for smoking. 

An in-person exam with a board certified plastic surgeon is always the best way to fully assess your needs and address your concerns. Best of luck!

Michael M. Omidi, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Marijuana

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Smoking marijuana has clear and well know negative effects on your health. Having said that, there is no reason to believe it would affect a rhinoplasty patient any more than someone who never had surgery.

Marcelo Ghersi, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Is Smoking Marijuana 8 Weeks After Septorhinoplasty OK?

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   Dear candid456,  Smoking marijuana 8 weeks after your surgery will not directly affect the outcome of your surgery. However, if you happen to fall down while stoned or pass out with your face in your pillow (alcohol is commonly used as well) you may suffer some consequences...good luck. :) Dr. G.

Douglas L. Gervais, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
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