You may notice some lingering effects of smoking during your recovery.
Congratulations on kicking the habit! Your
breathing may be a bit tight during the first few days after breast
augmentation. You cannot fully undo decades of smoking history within 6 months
of having quit. However, the fact that you’ve quit will be extremely helpful as
it relates to wound healing. A board-certified plastic
surgeon can tell you more about what size of breast implant may fit your figure
and how getting breast implants may impact your body. Best of luck.
Breast implants shouldn’t affect your breathing.
First of all, congratulations on having quit
smoking! Secondly, as long as you are in good physical condition, which sounds
like the case since your plastic surgeon has already assessed you and cleared
you for surgery, you shouldn’t be worried about your smoking history. Some
heaviness or other feelings of discomfort in the chest may be expected during
your recovery period, but these symptoms should diminish as your body heals. If
you’re still concerned, I would suggest addressing this with your plastic
Former smoker, will smoking affect my surgery?
Thank you for your question. First of all, congratulations on quiting smoking, patients having surgery must stop smoking at least 2 months before and two months after surgery. That said, patients can have trouble breathing the first couple of days after a breast aumentation surgery due to swelling on their chest. Most important is a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon regarding this procedure. Don’t settle for less!
Former smoker and breast implants
Congratulations on smoking! That's a great way to start improving your life and health!
Many people have trouble breathing after breast implants, but usually just the first few days. The increased weight and swelling on their chest may affect them when they are lying flat, but often is improved just by sitting in a recliner or using a few pillows the first few nights. This does not remain long term.
Former smoker prior to Breast Augmentation
That is great news for you! The only part that you may have difficulty is your first two days after the surgery as you are getting used to the new weight on your chest. Other wise after six months you should be ok after surgery.
Former smoker of 25 years recently quit 6 months ago: I was wondering if that will affect my breast implants?
Congratulations on stopping smoking. Now that she'll have stopped I doubt that your breast implants will be affected by your smoking. From an anesthesia standpoint it might be best to wait another 6 months until coughing and secretions have stopped. Of course discussed this with your plastic surgeon.
Smoking cessation and breast augmentation
Congratulations on quitting smoking. Since you quit 6 months ago, there shouldn't be any problem with having a breast augmentation. Your breathing should be fine.
Former Smoker and Breast Implants #breastaugmentationseattle
- Congratulations on quitting smoking!
- Since it's been 6 months since you quit, you should do just fine with your breast augmentation operation.
- Your breathing should be fine. Some women do feel that their chest is very tight for a couple days after breast augmentation, and this is expected.
- Thanks for sharing!
Smoking and carrying the weight of implants...
First if you are worried about the weight (500gms is 1.1 lbs). What size implant do you expect you will be getting? Secondly, although cleared for surgery are you in good shape? (I have done over 5000 breast implant procedures and patients only complain of heaviness during the postop period of 24-48 hours). This is normal, but breathing is not effected.