Swollen Nose After Cigarette?

Two weeks later i had rhinoplasty i smoked nearly 10 cigarettes in 5 days and my nose started to swell.It has been 3 weeks now but whenever i smoke a cigarette one or two hours later my nose starts to swell.Why is this happening ?

Doctor Answers 2

Swollen Nose After Cigarette?

    You need to be examined by your surgeon and discontinue smoking.




Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Stop Smoking

The toxins you inhale while smoking, most notably nicotine, have a variety of short and long term negative effects on your body and health. Nicotine causes vasoconstriction which can significantly impair healing after surgery (thats why we always recommend you stop smoking prior to and after surgery). Basically, there is nothing good that happens when smoking. Your nose is telling you this in a very obvious and explicit manner. 

On a personal level, you have invested time and money in elective surgery. The quality of your outcome is directly tied to smoking cessation. You did something nice for yourself by having a rhinoplasty. Why not do take this chance to do something even better for your self and quit smoking? 


Joshua Rosenberg, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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