I'm scheduled for the Lifestyle Lift plus additional procedures this coming Wednesday. I'm a smoker, and they told me to just cut back as much as possible, and put me on a high dose of Niacin. I just did research on smoking and cosmetic surgey. I'm VERY worried. Should I be?
Smoking and Lifestyle Lift with Other Procedures?
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Tobacco use and cosmetic surgery
The lifestyle lift is a difficultr procedure to understand becasue there are no clear cut descriptions of the technique. AS a general rule, smoking, ANY SMOKING, is associated with an increased risk of complications. Stopping smoking for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to surgery, may result in a decreased risk of these complications.
Smoking and facelift
Smoking impairs wound healing and is found to have a higher complication rate. I would avoid surgery until you stop smoking.
Smoking and Lifestyle lift
Smoking impares wound healing. Smoking also decreases respiratory function during surgery. Acoughing patient can have a hematoma or aspiration or other problems..Smoking must be stopped at least 10 days before surgery.