Marijuana smoker and impending surgery?

I have a medical marijuana prescription and smoke every day. I have heard smoking cigarettes can greatly impede results for reconstructive breast surgery results, I'm wondering if marijuana has the same effect.

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Marijuana smoker and impending surgery?

I prefer for my patients to stop all smoking for 2 weeks before and after surgery, but with that said, the "bad" part of smoking is actually the nicotine. Nicotine decreases blood flow to the small blood vessels. 

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