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I just had a reconstructive rhinoplasty could smoking cause any damage?

I just had a reconstructive rhinoplasty could smoking cause any damage?

Yes: Without a doubt, smoking is known to compromise wound healing due to carbon monoxide and nicotine's adverse effects on the healing process. Furthermore smoking prior to surgery will cause deleterious effects as well. ...Read more

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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more


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Can I have lip augmentation if i'm a smoker? I'm a smoker--am i still a candidate for lip augmentation? If so, what are some possible complications from smoking after the procedure? .

Can I have lip augmentation if i'm a smoker? I'm a smoker--am i still a candidate for lip augmentation? If so, what are some possible complications from smoking after the procedure?

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Smoking : Smoking decreases blood flow in the face and puts toxins directly into the tissues of the face and can cause an increase in complications from all types of procedures. Having said that, lip augmentation with fillers is typically very safe and has few complications. Quit for you health as well as for your beauty. ...Read more

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I got a surgery of knee 5 days ago. I am a marijuana smoker. Will it cause any trouble in recovery?

I got a surgery of knee 5 days ago. I am a marijuana smoker. Will it cause any trouble in recovery?

No: Unlikely to be of any harm. Just make sure to follow md's orders closely in regard to knee activity level. Do any knee exercises regularly as instructed, and use crutches or cane as indicated. ...Read more

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What sort of results can I expect from facial reconstruction? I was in an accident several years ago and had several severe burns from it, including one that caused significant cosmetic damage to my left cheek. While there is nothing medically wrong with

What sort of results can I expect from facial reconstruction? I was in an accident several years ago and had several severe burns from it, including one that caused significant cosmetic damage to my left cheek. While there is nothing medically wrong with

Burn reconstruction: Is a challenging process due to the scarring that must constantly be dealt with in addition to mismatched color, skin characteristics, and simply the resulting appearance. If the areas involved are limited, there are some exotic methods of reconstruction involving free tissue transfers that can be quite impressive in the final result. Find a plastic surgeon well versed in burn reconstruction. ...Read more

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I am experiencing minor jaw pain and swelling because I was hit with a paintball to the jawline from 15-20 feet, could this cause any permanent damage?

I am experiencing minor jaw pain and swelling because I was hit with a paintball to the jawline from 15-20 feet, could this cause any permanent damage?

Possibly: Any traumatic injury to the jaw can cause a permanent or episodic chronic problem. Would be good idea to visit your Dentist for examination and to establish a base-line. With luck, pain and swelling will resolve on its own, but there are things your Dentist can do to aid the healing process. ...Read more

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Can rhinoplasty surgery cause my speaking voice to change? I am worried that the quality of my speaking voice could change if i get a rhinoplasty done. Is this possible? .

Rhino voice change: Rhinoplasty can change the voice in a subtle way. It usualy is not an issue unless you have a bad nasal obstruction that was causing the voice to be nasal. In that case a septoplasty is done as well and then the voice becomes more normal. Overall voice changes are not significant unless you are a professional singer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had nerve damage at a dentist 10 years ago. Last march, i herb or supplement that would help with radiation spill-over and this kind of facial pain?

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What do you suggest if i had nerve damage at a dentist 10 years ago. Last march, i herb or supplement that would help with radiation spill-over and this kind of facial pain?

See OFP specialist: Neuropathic pain is one of the most challenging and complex pain conditions. It is generally defined as “pain due to a primary lesion of the peripheral or central nervous system (or both).” Current state of the art dictates that all patients should be treated initially with medication. Herb/supplements won't help, but can be used as an adjunctive. See orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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A few years ago i had a face xray due to a broken nose. Do i have to worry about brain cancer now? Seeing as there was radiation on my head from xray

A few years ago i had a face xray due to a broken nose. Do i have to worry about brain cancer now? Seeing as there was radiation on my head from xray

Relax!: We are exposed to radiation every day. There's a lot in the environment. Some places have more than others too. X-rays & other imaging studies, are very safe, unless many are needed in your life. It is always wise to ask before any x-ray what the alternatives are. Your risk for cancer is higher with a high protein, or high fat diet, if you drink alcohol regularly, smoke, or don't wear sunscreen! ...Read more

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I just had xrays of my hip and am concerned it may harm my sperm, cause mutations or lead to miscarriage/birth defects, etc. Is this a valid concern?

I just had xrays of my hip  and am concerned it may harm my sperm, cause mutations or lead to miscarriage/birth defects, etc. Is this a valid concern?

Relax: The effect if present would affect few if any.These are made continuously, with millions generated in waves.The healthy ones are the best swimmers and get to the eggs faster. Women have a different issue, one egg at a time and it has the effect of a lifetime of background exposures. Men get a break on this issue. ...Read more

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How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?

How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it?  What would cause this to just happen?

Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck! ...Read more

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I smoked marijuana today and I have a sympathectomy procedure on friday. Are there any big risks? Also, how damaging can it be to have sex that night?

I smoked marijuana today and I have a sympathectomy procedure on friday. Are there any big risks? Also, how damaging can it be to have sex that night?

Best wishes: It's good that you care about pre-surgery preparation. You should be fine w/ respect to the pot (but be careful legally) that far from fri. But avoid food or drink after midnight the night before. Enjoy sex, but probably don't go too wild (it might make you hungry or thirsty). I hope you recover well from this procedure and get back into a good healthy, safe lifestyle. Again, best wishes. ...Read more