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Can Smoking After Surgery Cause Any Damage?

I'm nearly six weeks post op and I have to admit the last 2 days I have smoked quite a few cigerettes. Im stopping today but would these last two days have caused any damage?

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How long after cosmetic or plastic surgery to resume smoking of cigarettes

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Smoking is never a good idea and can cause problems anytime. However, 6 weeks post-operative after surgery is a reasonable amount to time to pass to minimize the effects of tobacco consumption on the wound.


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