I have a keloid scar from a past operation due to car accident. I am a heavy smoker, never exercise, and I am 46 yrs old. Can I get a breast augmentation? I am also thinking of a cheek implant? I want to know the risks.
Plastic Surgery Risks for a Heavy Smoker Prone to Keloids?
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Plastic surgery risks are higher in smokers
The risks of a smoker having any plastic surgery are higher than in a non-smoker. If you are also keloid prone, you might want to consider whether the benefit is worth the risk.
Risks include keloids, poor wound healing, infection, bleeding and breast hardening.
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