Smoking and its ill-effects are well-known — from heart disease to lung problems to various forms of cancer. Yet, did you know that smoking could actually affect the outcome of your plastic surgery? Here at our Pottsville cosmetic surgery practice, going cold turkey is included in our list of things that you need to do while preparing for plastic surgery. Read on below to learn why.
Why Smoking and Surgery Should Never Go Together
By and large, smoking reduces the amount of oxygen intake on a cellular level all over your body due to its constricting effect on blood vessels. The lesser oxygen you have, the lesser your chances of healing quick. It has been found out that smokers who were admitted for surgery (not just plastic surgery) tend to have longer hospital stays and more like to be readmitted for complications such as infection and pneumonia.
Specifically, the following effects of smoking on plastic surgery outcomes include the following:
Every so often, we recommend quitting the stick for at least 4 to 8 weeks prior to surgery. However, we understand that each patient has different medical backgrounds and heals at a different rate thus the need for an individualized surgical plan. Let us help you figure out the total length of time that you need to abstain from smoking through a personal consultation with Dr. Kimmel.
Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us at (570)622-2900. We look forward to your visit!
A recent Reuters article reported how an unlicensed plastic surgeon was arrested for giving silicone injections to her patients, claiming that that they were Botox. In lieu of this news, we encourage our clients here at our Pottsville cosmetic surgery practice to extensively do their research on the procedure of their interest prior to scheduling a consultation. Although we will do our best to explain to you each detail of the surgery you’re thinking of having, it would work to your advantage if you already have background knowledge of the surgery — from how to prepare for it to steps that you need to take to quickly recover from the procedure.
By and large, we encourage you to check for the following basic elements of plastic surgery:
Confidential, High Quality Medical Care at Keystone Cosmetic
With board certifications in both Plastic and General Surgery, and more than 15 years of cosmetic surgical experience, Dr. Robert Kimmel is qualified to offer his plastic surgical expertise in a caring, compassionate setting responsive to patient’s unique and individual needs. Whether performing cutting edge surgery in his state licensed, nationally-accredited ambulatory surgery center or non-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures, Dr. Kimmel’s principal priorities include your comfort, confidence with your care, and meticulous attention to detail in order to achieve consistently superior results.
We’d love to hear from you! Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us at (570) 622-2900!