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I Just Had A Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Could Smoking Cause Any Damage
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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