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32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

It's illegal: As it is illegal to smoke per federal law, a conscientious doctor can't recommend marijuana use, especially in a forum like this. Smoking anything is never good for healing. Discuss with your surgeon. ...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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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...Read more

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Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

Septum surgery: You should expect to breath better when your nose heals. Immediately after surgery you will feel swollen and maybe clogged, especially if there are splints in your nose. It is not terribly painful in the postoperative period. ...Read more

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Is post nasal drip contagious?

Is post nasal drip contagious?

No : PND is not in and of itself contagious. It depends on the cause, it can be indicative of allergic rhinitis (allergies) which is not contagious. If due to a common cold, then could be infectious. ...Read more

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What to expect sinus lift post op?

What to expect sinus lift post op?

Possible discomfort: After a sinus lift procedure, you can expect some pain and swelling and possibly some brusing. You may also experience some sinus congestion. Your dentist will most probably prescribe medication to control all these possiblities. ...Read more

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wisdom teeth post op

wisdom teeth post op

Question?: I'm not sure what your question is. Most young healthy people recover uneventfully after having wisdom teeth removed. You can expect a couple of days of swelling and some pain, a little bleeding, and a liquid diet. Most folks apply an ice pack and pressure dressing, take prescribed pain medicine, perhaps an antibiotic, and rinse their mouth with chlorhexidine or salt water for a few days. ...Read more

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Insomnia. After65 days post surgery?

Insomnia. After65 days post  surgery?

Consult your MD: A lot more needs to be discussed about your new-onset insomnia. There seems to be no chronological correlation between your surgery and insomnia. Please discuss it with your primary md and mention any additional stressors, any new ideas related to prior surgery, any changes in family/environment, any other medical symptoms and any other information that could help md to help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after hammertoe surgery is post op appointment?

Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longer that a week. If you have concerns ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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Cohesive implants 280cc with lift , 7 week post op fearing displacement?

Cohesive implants 280cc with lift , 7 week post op fearing displacement?

Post Op Care: Surgeons are always on the look out for complications following surgery. You would have been given specific instructions after surgery on what to watch for and how to contact your surgeon should a complication arise. Given your worry it is time to sign off of the internet and to contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Recovery time for nasal sinus surgefry?

Recovery time for nasal sinus surgefry?

Recovery: Generally about one week of no lifting, straining or nose blowing. Pain is in general not too bad. Nasal obstruction should improve after first in office post op debridement which should be about one week post op. ...Read more

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Is nose job called a nasal rhinoplasty?

Is nose job called a nasal rhinoplasty?

Yes: A rhinoplasty is the operation to reshape the nose. That may involve the tip and / or bridge of the nose. If the inside cartilage - the nasal septum- is altered at the same time to improve the breathing it is called a septorhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for post nasal drip?

Any suggestions for post nasal drip?

Nasal saline: Nasal Saline or sinus rinse is a safe bet. Treatment depends the underlying cause. Nasal sprays help unless there is an infection. If it's uncomplicated allergies then an antihistamine may work. ...Read more

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Could non-surgical rhinoplasty make a nose upturned?

It is possible: but less effective and more temporary. I'd be worth a consult with a plastic surgeon ...Read more

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What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

Many: Most common initially is difficulty swallowing. This is normal and goes away w time. Long term, most pts can not burp, vomit, and have lots if gas/gurgling. This may get better over time (yrs). Don't let this dissuade u from surgery however. Most pts are extremely happy and have great quality of life. Worse the symptoms, better pts feel. ...Read more

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What should I expect during a deviated nasal septum operation?

What should I expect during a deviated nasal septum operation?

Septoplasty: Most patients are under general anesthesia for a septoplasty, Your surgeon will restore your septum to the midline using different techniques which may include removal of cartilage and bone. The incisions are closed and some surgeons place splints inside the nose while others may use packing. ...Read more

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What is a post op seroma ?

What is a post op seroma ?

Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, the fluid is absorbed and replaced by scar tissue. Rarely, this fluid persists, requiring aspiration, or becomes infected, requiring drainage. Bottom line: 99% of the time, no worries. ...Read more