Many women wonder why they should stop smoking before plastic surgery.
The answer is simple: smoking and nicotine deprive the body of oxygen, and oxygen is essential not only for safe healing, but also for good healing.
It is important to stop smoking at least two weeks before the operation and up to eight weeks after the operation. That means no cigarettes or cigars, no nicotine or gum patches, and certainly no snuff.
Although it may seem difficult, not smoking for several weeks can eventually help you quit smoking for life.