Originally Posted by FilleNouvelle
Hi all. I have a quick question about secondhand smoke. I had planned to spend the summer at my boyfriend's apartment. He and his two roommates are all smokers. They do not smoke in the bedrooms, but they do smoke in the living room/kitchen area. Their apartment does have the distinct smell of smoke. Initially, I thought maybe I could just leave the room if they started smoking (which is frequent if we're all hanging out) and go hang out in the bedroom. However, I'm wondering if just being around the smell of smoke or something will have a negative effect after rhinoplasty surgery?
I emailed my doctor about it just now, but I'm wondering if maybe anyone has had any experience with this?
I think I have an ans for that. But, did you have rhinoplasty surgery or are you planning to have a surgery?
If you r planning to have a surgery- you should stay away from smoking and any ETS (passive smoking) for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. Passive smoking is worse that smoking yourself.
If after you had surgery: It does affect it somehow especially if you harvested cartilage from somewhere else and replaced it in your nose. If you simply shaved some parts of the nose like minimal hump removal than it should nt be much of an issue. Smoke deteriorates certain tissues and accellerates the lifespan of certain tissues.
And smoke moves around that whole house although oftentimes we dont see it. There are about more than 2000 toxic ingredients in a cigarrette. hope this helps