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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Smoking and surgery

Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue.
Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal.

In brief: Smoking and surgery

Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue.
Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The nicotine causes the tiny blood vessels to spasm/diminish blood flow and delays healing.
I have an ENT surgeon friend who wouldn't accept any patient who would not stop smoking, since their complication rate was much higher & they wouldn't behave after surgery. If you are okay with a bad outcome or delays in healing, go ahead.

In brief: Yes

The nicotine causes the tiny blood vessels to spasm/diminish blood flow and delays healing.
I have an ENT surgeon friend who wouldn't accept any patient who would not stop smoking, since their complication rate was much higher & they wouldn't behave after surgery. If you are okay with a bad outcome or delays in healing, go ahead.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Not the best idea

Surgery is usually a last resort for anything.
If you had bad enough disease that you needed surgery, you should commit to a lifestyle that prevents recurrence of the problem. Smoking significantly increases the risk of issues of the respiratory tract in addition to the myriad of other horrible problems it can cause. Smoking most certainly can affect your sinuses negatively.

In brief: Not the best idea

Surgery is usually a last resort for anything.
If you had bad enough disease that you needed surgery, you should commit to a lifestyle that prevents recurrence of the problem. Smoking significantly increases the risk of issues of the respiratory tract in addition to the myriad of other horrible problems it can cause. Smoking most certainly can affect your sinuses negatively.
Dr. Dale Tylor
Dr. Dale Tylor
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