Plastic Surgery and Quitting Smoking

Plastic surgery offers a very rewarding experience for millions of people. Plastic surgery treatments, such as, face lift, brow lift, forehead lift and core body contouring procedures offer dramatic long lasting results for ten years or more. Yet, there are some factors that may negatively impact the results from plastic surgery treatment if precautions are not taken. Smoking is one of those factors.   Nicotine inhibits oxygen to your cells. In turn, this may lead to rough dry skin and in some cases, skin death. There are also risks associated with undergoing plastic surgery treatment when you are a smoker. In fact, plastic surgeons require that candidates for plastic surgery treatment quit smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery in order to reduce the risks related to smoking and plastic surgery treatment. So, it might be wise to get a head start on your plan for quitting smoking. After all, there are many health benefits associated with kicking the habit.

Quitting smoking often involves a multi-prong strategy. The first thirty days of withdrawal from nicotine are the most difficult. So, you may wish to investigate quit smoking aids, such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum or other quit smoking aids. There are also quit smoking hotlines that offer a means for support in your mission to quit smoking. The most important aspect of quitting smoking is in knowing that there is help. Check in with your plastic surgeon and/or physician for his or her recommendation.

If you are interested in a plastic surgery, call board certified Dr. David Abramson, New York, New York plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation at 201-731-3134!

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