Breast Reduction Surgery and Smoking
This will depend on your surgeon, there are varying opinions for this, for my patients I want them to quit smoking for a minimum of two weeks before and two weeks after surgery, but longer is better and hopefully they won't start again. Good luck.
Smoking cessation for breast reduction
every surgeon differs a little bit, the standard that I follow is 6 wks before surgery and 6 wks after.good luck
Thank you for your question.
Most surgeons will recommend at least 1 month of not smoking prior to a breast reduction, and also for a period of time afterward to allow for optimal healing. Best not to risk it and be a non-smoker for as long as possible to minimize the complication risk (which is never actually "zero").
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
Is 6 weeks of not smoking OK for breast reduction??
Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we performed. Protocols will vary from one practice to another; you will find that most practices recommend cessation of smoking anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks prior to surgery. Best wishes.