Transcript: You will absolutely need to stop smoking before surgery. A minimum of three weeks before and three weeks after your procedure. If you are having breast augmentation, I will want you to stop six weeks before your procedure.
The problem with mixing smoking and surgery is that smoking – especially the nicotine – increases the risk of infection and wound-healing complications.
Cosmetic surgery is a team effort and each of us has to do our own part to make sure that it is as safe as possible. And in your case, that may include not smoking.