If your mother is smoking outside, then you should not have a problem. I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Smoking and surgery
Second hand smoke may be as bad as smoking yourself. Sounds like a good plan if your Mom smokes outside.
Second hand smoke exposure after breast reduction surgery
Thank you for your question and congratulations on your decision to undergo #breast reduction surgery. We definitely recommend that if you are a smoker, to quit smoking at least 4 weeks before your surgery and the data supports this recommendation. This decreases your risk of #wound healing and complications after surgery. Since you are not a smoker and your mother will be smoking outside of the home, you will be fine. Any chance you can to prevent exposure to #tobacco/nicotine products, increase your success of proper healing. One of the most important things to remember is to follow ALL of your post-opinion instructions. Good luck!
Can I share a house with someone who smokes if they only smoke outside and the windows are closed?
Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.
In regards to your question: you should be okay. You are wise to stay away from all types of nicotine products and secondhand smoke. Best wishes for a complication free course and an outcome that you will be very pleased with.