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Effects of Smoking after Breast Augmentation

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The evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of smoking on your life is pretty clear. It is widely known that heavy smokers have a vastly increased risk of health complications such as lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. Smoking can also speed up the aging process, causing you to develop wrinkles two to three times faster than non-smokers do.

But smoking also impairs your ability to heal. As a result, it is important that you refrain from smoking following your breast augmentation procedure.

Smoking causes your blood vessels to constrict. This reduces the blood supply to your breasts following surgery, and it limits the oxygen content in your blood. Both of these effects prevent your body from healing at its optimal rate, delaying your recovery.

For this reason, Dr. Kim strongly recommends that you refrain from smoking for at least six weeks before and after your breast augmentation procedure. Otherwise, you may compromise your results and increase your risk of complications.

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