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Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes. The reason you had sinus surgery was to make your sinuses and your nose better. After surgery it takes a while for the sinuses and nose to function normally and part of that is for them to become self-cleaning.
The way they clean themselves is with cilia and this cilia is damaged by cigarette smoke. You significantly decrease success of surgery by smoking.

In brief: Yes
Yes. The reason you had sinus surgery was to make your sinuses and your nose better. After surgery it takes a while for the sinuses and nose to function normally and part of that is for them to become self-cleaning.
The way they clean themselves is with cilia and this cilia is damaged by cigarette smoke. You significantly decrease success of surgery by smoking.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Smoking is a respiratory irritant, and should be avoided after sinus surgery.
Additionally, it can inhibit healing. Stop!

In brief: Yes
Smoking is a respiratory irritant, and should be avoided after sinus surgery.
Additionally, it can inhibit healing. Stop!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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