Smoking After Septoplasty Operation
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Since I have many questions about smoking, I wanted to write this article. Patients receiving normal general anesthesia should stop smoking at least 2 days prior to anesthesia. After septoplasty surgery different sources suggested that you can use cigarettes after the 2-3 weeks. However, the expectation of completion of intranasal mucosal healing is the most accurate. So if you feel damp without using medication and your nose is not crusty, you can use it starting with small amount.
Smoking After Septoplasty Surgery and Harmful Effects!The three harmful effects of smoking cigarettes after a deviation surgery can be listed as follows:
➤ Negative effects on wound healing occur because of the effect of nicotine in cigarette smoke over veins and slowing blood flow. Again, the function of the secretory glands in the nose is also reduced, and indirectly, the intranasal dryness and crusting may play an increasing role.
➤ Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke does not adversely affect tissue feeding with direct toxic effect. Tissue within the nose may cause decreased tissue supply and increased risk of infection.
➤ Chemical burn products that have not yet been fully identified in cigarette smoke can cause surgical wound spreading wound infection, infection in nasal cartilage, and increased intranasal scaling. During the surgery, cartilages are removed and curved cartilage is removed. Since the mucous membranes are already bleeding and the activity of the mucus-producing glands is already decreasing, the possibility of intranasal infection has already increased. Contact with the incision area and mucosa of burned product particles in cigarette smoke easily increases the risk of infection.
The answers "I smoke without drinking, I pull with my lips" and "I clean my nose with ocean waters after smoking" are not very logical and preventive.
Please don't smoke after septoplasty operation!
Here's a nice video that summarizes how carcinogenic effects of cigarettes can lead to heart disease and lung diseases:
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