How will it take to reverse the effects of wound healing and smoking

I stupidly smoked during my 2nd week Post op (BA) and have delayed healing under one breast and a small opening(PS) says it will heal and not necrosis I am now 4 weeks post op, How long will it take to reverse the effects of the time I smoked.

Doctor Answers 1

Smoking Delays Healing

Hello,

Nicotene and Carbon Monoxide reduce your ability to heal well. If you only smoked briefly and have since stopped you should heal fine but continue to follow up with your Plastic Surgeon if you have any wound concerns.

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