Rhinoplasty is typically performed to change the shape of the nose or
to enhance breathing. As one of the most common cosmetic surgery
procedures, rhinoplasty is also performed to correct nasal fractures
and to repair deviated septums.
undergoing your rhinoplasty
in the Chicago Loop, your surgeon will
recommend that you quit smoking. Here are some reasons why quitting
smoking is so important before cosmetic nasal surgery.
smoking may impair blood circulation because it can damage your
capillaries, or tiny blood vessels. It is important that you have
good circulation while recovering from your rhinoplasty in the
Chicago Loop because poor circulation can delay healing.
circulation may even raise your risk for a postoperative infection as
a result of poor tissue perfusion and the toxins in cigarette smoke.
If you are unable to quit smoking, talk to your plastic surgeon at
your preoperative appointment. He or she can recommend ways to help
you quit so that you’ll enjoy a speedy recovery.
your plastic surgeon starts your rhinoplasty procedure, the
anesthesiologist will administer a general anesthetic, which means
that you will be asleep during your procedure. When you wake up, you
will be instructed to cough and breathe deeply.
smoking may impair your ability to take deep breaths, which may raise
your risk for pneumonia. If you are unable to quit smoking before
your procedure, at least try cutting down before your nasal surgery.
more information about rhinoplasty, call the office of Neil Fine, MD,
FACS or visit Northwestern
Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C.
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