Does smoking have a negative impact on the rhinoplasty outcomes?
The new structure of the bones and cartilage reshaped by the doctor will not be affected by smoking. However, there might be some scars that have not fully healed because of smoking, which can lead to some changes in the shape of the nose like the deformation of the nasal tip.
In some cases, when there is a severe deficiency of nutrients caused by vasoconstriction, patients may experience some degree of skin loss. Vasoconstriction refers the contraction of the muscular wall, and thus the narrowing of the vessels
Will smoking interfere with breathing after the surgery?
While most of the people who choose to undergo rhinoplasty surgery do it to achieve a more attractive look, it is very important to know that this surgery is sometimes intended to improve the function of the nose. And since smokers usually have more difficulties with breathing than non-smokers, the surgery can be a great solution for them.
However, it is very important to wait for a while before resuming smoking after rhinoplasty because the irritating gases such as ammonia make your nose produce more mucus, which leads to the clogging of the airway and makes it much harder to breathe.