I'm getting lipo and butt implants Sept 30. My doctor says to quit smoking ASAP but I've heard other doctors say 2 weeks pre op

I really want the best outcome of course but its hard to quit cold turkey how soon should i quit n still get best outcome

Doctor Answers 2

Quitting smoking before surgery

The medical literature on this topic supports having patients quit smoking 6-8 weeks before surgery for optimal effect. It is also advised to maintain your smoking cessation after surgery until you are completely healed. 


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Lipo and buttock implants

For most surgeons performing major surgery, they recommend to stop smoking for 2-4 weeks prior to surgery, and to remain off them until you are completely healed.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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