Can you smoke after rhinoplasty?
If you are a smoker, Dr. Rizk advises that it is important to quit smoking two weeks before and two weeks after rhinoplasty. The reason for this is that smoking causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels in the skin. Correct healing depends on adequate circulation. In general, smokers heal slower and have an increased risk of other complications such as necrosis, scarring and skin loss. Smoking can also be related to problems with airway obstruction, anesthesia reaction and bleeding.