How long should I wait to use nicotine supplements after a tummy tuck?
Thank you for your question. Nicotine compromises oxygenation to your wounds. I would defer to your plastic surgeon's instructions. I advise my patients to avoid nicotine products for a minimum of 2 weeks (and preferably 4 weeks) post op, however, the longer you are able to avoid the use of these products, the better your tissues and scars will heal. Quitting alltogether is the best option.