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.
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
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.