Among the preoperatory recommendations, you will certainly find the one that says “No Smoking” two months before cosmetic surgery. That means literally and you cannot use a substitute. All presentations of nicotine, such as e-cigarrettes, patches, gum, pipes, cigars, etc. harm your health. If you are a smoker or a second hand smoker, you need to address this issue. The flesh that is lifted up stretched or removed, needs oxigen to survive. While surgery, some blood vessels are cut while others are not. The ones left intact supply oxygen to the skin tissue.
Imagine these blood vessels as big and large drinking straws. When you add a little dose of nicotine to the blood, these blood vessels shrink down. A shrinked blood vessel carries less blood flow. Less blood flow means less oxygen. Less oxygen means the tissues die. Many Cosmetic Surgeons reject smokers because they do not want to ruin their reputation with bad results. Smokers can get infections, fat necrosis, blood cloths, thick scars, pneumonia, strokes, heart attacks, and delayed wound healing among other medical complications.
Trust your Surgeon Aout your Smoking Habits
Many surgeries have been cancelled in the operating room because the patient’s have not trusted their Surgeon with their real smoking habits. Surgeons will never endanger your health. Their code is always “Patient’s Safety First”. If you have been unable to stop smoking within two months before surgery, you need to inform your Surgeon. It is better to postpone the surgery than to suffer a complication in the operating room, or after surgery. Undergoing cosmetic surgery is no joke and needs to be taken seriously.
Your Cosmetic Surgeon will not authorize you to smoke after surgery. It may take up to other two months until your wounds have healed completely. Keep in mind that it is in your best interest to heal properly and to have a speed recovery. Nutrition will play a big role, as well as your positive attitude. A healthy life style will be very important for you to enjoy your new you. Cosmetic Surgery brings many wonderful benefits. It is just a matter of being in charge of what needs to be done to obtain the best results.
Requesting your Cosmetic Firmquote™
If you are planning to have your cosmetic surgery done in the next couple of months, go ahead and request your firmquote: click here. It will include your medical history and photos. We will forward your complete file to our Surgeons in order to obtain their feedback and a taylor-made quote for you. We also invite you to check our standard price list in our website or just download our App available for Android and Apple. You can also join our community where you can chat with any of us.
Requesting your Dental Firmquote™
If you would like to combine your cosmetic surgerie with dental treatments, just fill in your medical history and upload your panoramic x-rays and photos. In the next couple of days we will provide you with a taylor-made quote and the Surgeons feedback. Go ahead and click here
Scheduling your Teleconsultation
Teleconsultation is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to connect you with your Surgeon abroad. You can read much more about it in my article: How to be Ready for your Teleconsultation. Once you have requested your firmquote, you will be offered a teleconsultation via zoom, meet, whatsapp or signal. Depending on your specific case, it may be complimentary or it may have a cost. It is fun and you will have the opportunity to address any concerns or doubts you may have. Go for it !