Is smoking harmful for breast augmentation surgery?

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As it is clear to everyone that smoking is injurious to health and causes many fatal diseases. It is highly recommended to quit smoking before and after breast augmentation because it would make your recovery process slow and may likely to cause infections.

Smoking and cosmetic surgery:

As widely know about smoking and tobacco intake that is very harmful to human health but still people do not quit smoking and keep on taking the nicotine and marijuana cigarettes. They have usually addicted t smoking and it very difficult for them to stop it even when it has become a serious threat to their life. For those who are planning to undergo breast augmentation surgery, it is advisable for them to quit it as early as possible because intake of tobacco in terms of nicotine causes the blood vessels to constrict and makes the flow of blood irregular. Due to contracted vessels, the flow of blood is not normal to a body and it affects your body functioning. When a woman had done with breast augmentation and she is on her recovery period, she might need proper care just because she wants to get the best results and the outcome of this surgery depends on how well you take care of yourself and your post-surgery requirements. If a smoker keeps on smoking even after the breast augmentation surgery then she will have different infections and swelling of a wound. It becomes difficult for her to heal the wound as blood flow won’t be systematic.

Therefore, cosmetic surgeon advised to quit smoking and stop the intake of any kind of drugs that are injurious to health. It is thus important consideration to end up the smoking habit for your fast and better recovery.

Harmful effects of smoking:

As cigarettes contain nicotine and marijuana which has severe hazards to health. Doctors and health expert urge to quit smoking as it has strong side effects which prove to be fatal and result in chronic diseases. When it comes to breast augmentation in Dubai a woman after having it will suffer from wound infection and other risks and complications. Few of the harmful effects of smoking on breast augmentation surgery is given below:

Risk of infection:

After breast augmentation surgery, the wound is open and if a patient keeps on smoking then nicotine will cause bacterial infection in woman’s breast which would make the implant to be ruptured easily and the surgery will go in vain.

Risk of wound healing:

As after the operation, the most important thing is to get recover and get the wound heal soon. But in case of tobacco intake, the wound instead of healing will become more worsen. It will swell and cause scars as blood flow is not normal.

Irregular blood flow:

Nicotine intake is very harmful to health and it makes the blood vessels and arteries constrict and contracted thus causing hurdle for blood flow to reach the affected area. When blood flow will be irregular it would definitely affect the recovery from breast augmentation Dubai.

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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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