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How Long Do I Need To Quit Smoking Cigarettes Before Breast Reduction? (photo)

hi how soon can u do a breast reduction after you have seen your patient can it a week after cause i go see my dr june4th and im really hoping he does it really soon.

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Quitting Smoking Reduces Plastic Surgery Complications


There is evidence that stopping smoking 8 or more weeks prior to surgery reduces your risk to almost normal. That includes all forms of nicotine.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction and Smoking?


Thank you for the question and pictures.

Based on your pictures, I think you  maybe an  excellent candidate for breast reduction/lifting surgery.  Stopping smoking ASAP will be very important given the degree of breast ptosis and the amount of breast lifting necessary.

In my practice, I would ask that you be nicotine free for at least one month prior to surgery. This recommendation may vary from one practice to another.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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