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Smoking after liposuction

Postby RoseFrankel » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:45 pm

I had my liposuction done 2 weeks before by a plastic surgeon in Mississauga, Dr. Hugh McLean. I'm following all the post-op tips as per my surgeon's advise. One thing I forgot to ask him is regarding smoking after liposuction. How soon after the surgery can I smoke? What exactly are the harmful effects?
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Re: Smoking after liposuction

Postby Christian_Larsen » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:25 am

Smoking slows down the healing process and is linked with higher wound infection rates following surgery. Smoking thickens the blood, meaning that less oxygen and other important elements get to the wound area to heal. So - in general it's good to try to stop smoking before surgery and continue not to smoke afterwards. It's not good for your health- and worse surrounding surgery, so your best bet is to quit altogether.
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