On July 7th 2014 I will be doing the DIEP FLAP procedure to have my silicone remove after getting CC.
My biggest fair is I was still smoking until one week before the surgery and I have heard that smoking messes with the healing process. Can anyone one advise on that.
After going through so many surgeries I am nervous, but want to have these implants out they are killing me.
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