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How Long Should You Stop Smoking After a Dtrap?

On march 4th 11 i stopped smoking by using the patch. one month before my surgery on 6/7/11 i stopped the patch and was nicotine free. on november 22... READ MORE

Risks from Immediate Bilateral Reconstruction

Does immediate bilateral reconstruction poise additional risks for a smoker?  READ MORE

I Smoke Cigs. Can We Still Do Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

I had my right breast removed with 17 lymph nodes. in nov. 2010. I have been finished with all cancer treatments for six months I smoke cigs. and was... READ MORE

How high is the risk of infection/necrosis/other issues if I started smoking again before expanders to implant exchange? (Photo)

Did not have any issues with expanders, and waiting for exchange to implants. BUT i started smoking again 3 months after mastectomy/ expanders placed... READ MORE

Had breast cancer in feb 2013 mx in april and stopped smoking real cigarettes?

Bought an e cig to stop me craving do use it but not loads.having reconstruction in jan can smoking it stop me healing READ MORE

I'm very concerned of my healing process with the vac therapy, I stopped smoking before surgery, now smoking a few a day?

I had surgery and two weeks after above the public hair line swelled up with fluid and had to be placed on vac therapy and healing has shown... READ MORE

How long does it take before you notice damage done from smoking after DIEP surgery?

I had stopped smoking 2 weeks before stage 1diep surgery and 4 months after but had a relap and smoked for 2 weeks and quit again 2 weeks before 2nd... READ MORE

Can I pay for reconstructive surgery even if I smoke?

I had a single mastectomy 2 years ago. I had breast implants when I was 26 years old, i'm now 60. I was informed that because I smoke insurance... READ MORE

I had a handful of cigarettes 2 weeks before my breast lift. Should I be worried?

I had 5 or 6 cigarettes 13 days before my breast lift/augmentation surgery. I'm not a regular smoker, just socially. I go weeks, if not months,... READ MORE

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