Rhinoplasty Recovery Guide 👃 - 33 - Smoking Before and After Rhinoplasty

How Soon After Rhinoplasty Can You Smoke?

Can I smoke after a rhinoplasty?

Smoking before and after rhinoplasty may have different adverse health effects. In patients who smoke, wound healing may be adversely affected, and the introduction of hot cigarette smoke into the nose may cause an increased risk of infection and tissue edema. In addition, carbon monoxide and similar products in cigarette smoke can adversely affect nicotine, tissue blood supply and healing process.

The damage of the cigarette after rhinoplasty can be briefly summarized as follows:

  • Nicotine in the cigarette causes reduction in vessel diameter and reduced tissue feeding
  • Carbon monoxide found in cigarette smoke directly cause the deterioration of tissue perfusion
  • Particulate and burnt substances in cigarette smoke cause infection in the mucosal incision areas and increased scaling in the nose.

How long time you must be wait for smoking after the rhinoplasty

There are discussions about the subject in foreign sources. It is ideal not to smoke for at least 4 weeks especially after nose surgery.
I advise my patients to terminate smoking for at least 1 week before surgery.


How long before the operation of the rhinoplasty should stop smoking?

Smoking should be terminated at least 2 days prior to general anesthesia. If the cigarette is terminated 1 week before the rhinoplasty operation, it would be much better.

The information in this guide was prepared by Dr.Murat Enöz for patients who underwent rhinoplasty. 
You can find different opinions and suggestions from other clinics and doctors. Please take into consideration 
the recommendations of the doctors who performed your aesthetic nose surgery. Sometimes drug names given here 
only in Turkey may also belong to the drugs found. Plenty of luck :)
Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul

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