For a better result no smoking of any kind is recommended 2 weeks before surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. This would be a good time to stop smoking all together.
Thank you for your question. Yes, any type of smoking can jeapordize the progress of your facelift. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
My advice, anything that has a possibility of influencing your surgery should be stopped. ALL smoke contains carbon monoxide and other molecules that influence the oxygen in your blood. In facelift surgery, blood oxygen is CRUTIAL. There isn't enough research into this area and thus my advice, avoid at all costs. Its your face, it would be awful to get a complication and wonder if things would have been different if you didn't smoke.
Any suggestions on Smoking?
a zero nicotine vape would probably be harmless as the nicotine is what causes the vascular problems and the vapor would be like walking in a dense fog.
it might even help you to mobilize secretions in the lung after surgery much like an ultrasonic nebulizer.
Stop smoking before elective cosmetic surgery
Smoking of any kind is detrimental to the healing process and can set patients up for complications..
Facelifting #woundhealing #cosmeticsurgery #BOTOX
Thank you for your question! I do not think that the effects of the Vaps are well understood.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Smoking zero nicotine vape before surgery
Thank you for asking about your smoking before surgery.
This is something to discuss with your own surgeon.
Depending on the surgery, I might allow a patient to continue a zero nicotine vape -
But I would want to discuss it with them in detail first.
Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth
Morgan MD PHD FACS