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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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Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

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


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Will second-hand smoking affect my rhinoplasty?

Will second-hand smoking affect my rhinoplasty?

Yes: Definitely can make things worse. Effects of second hand smoke have been demonstrated. Nicotine is particularly harmful in plastic surgery where we need tissues to heal. Nicotine clamps down on blood vessels and prevents adequate blood flow to healing tissues. Wound complications are higher in patients with smoking exposure ...Read more

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Do we really need to stop smoking after a nose job?

Do we really need to stop smoking after a nose job?

Yes: Nicotine constricts blood vessels and adversely effects healing and smoke is an irritant to your respiratory tract! ...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? .

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?

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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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Can hard coughing cause post rhinoplasty problems?

Yes: Anything that causes increased pressure or exertion may result in bleeding or more swelling in are of surgery. Usually does not cause any long-term problem with the rhinoplasty as long as the swelling is resolved fairly quicky. Nasal bleeding tendancy is for about 7-14 days post surgery. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer caused by rhinoplasty?

Is skin cancer caused by rhinoplasty?

SKIN CANCER: No. It causes would include- excessive sun exposure and repeated sun burns, esp if you have been in australasia and you have a very fair skin. Other predisposing factors will include repeated trauma, immunocompromised patients on radiotherapy or chemotherapy, exposure of skin to chemicals e.g. in dye industry. see your doctor if you are worried about a spot or non healing skin wound pr lesion. ...Read more

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Can rhinoplasty cause breathing problems? Do breathing problems and chronic congestion even happen after rhinoplasty? .

It can: If you have breathing problems see a facial plastic surgery or rhinoplasty surgeon experienced in both treating breathing and cosmetic problems in septorhinoplasty surgery. Secondary corrections of breathing problems that are still present a year or more after rhinoplasty surgery demand even greater expertise in your surgeon! ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum or a nasal collapse be caused through a rhinoplasty operation?

Possibly: There are specific techniques which must be followed in order to perform rhinoplasty and minimize the risks of septal deviation or nasal collapse. These complications are always possible, but they are unlikely in skilled hands. ...Read more

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I had rhinoplasty over 25 years ago and every so often the tip of my nose gets numb.Is this unusual?Cause for concern? I did have cartilage put in tip

I had rhinoplasty over 25 years ago and every so often the tip of my nose gets numb.Is this unusual?Cause for concern? I did have cartilage put in tip

Old/rhino/numb?: Sounds very unusual. As long as no redness than I believe OK. Best to obtain in person examination from surgeon. ...Read more