What will happen if I don't stop smoking before Laser Liposuction?

I fell off the wagon after 8 months of no smoking. I had an abdominoplasty done and 3 months later started back smoking. Now I find out I need a revision and my doctor wants to do Laser Liposuction to fix the area that needs to be redone. What will happen to me if I am smoking up to 2 weeks before the procedure?

Smoking, or use of any form of nicotine causes constriction of the blood vessels and can hinder blood supply to areas trying to heal. Good blood flow is key to delivering oxygen, antibiotics, and removing inflammation after surgery. Smokers are at higher risk for postoperative complications including skin necrosis, delayed healing, and infection. It is best to be honest with your surgeon about smoking and develop a plan with him/her that provides the safest result for you - even if that means delaying your procedure to stop smoking for several weeks prior to surgery. You only get one chance to heal up after surgery so take the necessary steps to give yourself the best chance at achieving your desired result.

Trent D. Douglas
Trent D. Douglas
8899 University Center LnSan DiegoCA92122US

Trent D. Douglas

8899 University Center Ln, Ste 200,
San Diego, CA, 92122, US

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Lo ideal es que dejes de fumar 30 dias antes del procedimiento y mientras mas tiempo dejes de fumar mucho mejor. Lo mas probable si sigues fumando es que se retrace la cicatrizacion y que sufran los bordes de las heridas.

Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD
Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD

Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD

Perfection,Av. Holbox #90, SM 11,
MZA 7 Cancun, Q. Roo, Mexico

Smokers don't have a good oxygen supply to the tissues, in this case, to the skin. When you have a surgical procedure done, the tissues involved will require more oxygen for healing, and your body won't be delivering the requirements, which is a high risk of necrosis.

Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD
Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD

Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD

Torre Profesional Corazones Unidos Calle Tetelo Vargas No. 26,
Suite 506 Ensanche Naco, Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic 10126

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