I am 1 week before a mini lift. I just quit smoking. Any suggestions?
Doctor Answers 4
May Need More Time Before Surgery
You may need more time between not #smoking and your surgery date. Such should be discussed in detail with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Ssmoking may increase a chance of surgical complications and affect your #healing and the end result of your surgery. It's best to call your plastic #surgeon to better clarify. It's important to implement healthy lifestyle choices to not only prolong your surgical results, but most importantly, to reduce your risk of illness and disease which will impact your health. If you find it difficult to quit #smoking, speak to your physician who can provide information and programs that are properly designed to help you quit.
Smoking and facelift surgery
You should postpone your surgery. I know that's not the response you were hoping for, but you are putting yourself at a great risk of wound healing problems, poor scarring, and infection. I typically require 3 full months of zero smoking before a procedure like this one. The blood supply to the edges of the skin is critical for healing, and cigarette smoking drastically hurts that circulation. Please let your surgeon know ASAP. The procedure is sometimes a good motivator to quit smoking. Best wishes
Smoking and surgery
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