Your planned surgery is an elective procedure. You have chosen to see a plastic surgeon to get the very best possible results. We certainly do not want to increase the risk of problems to you, and it makes no sense that you would voluntarily choose to do so.
Prior to any elective surgical procedure, you must avoid all cigarette smoke and all nicotine containing products for at least four weeks before and four weeks after your surgery, regardless of the type of procedure you are having performed.
If you anticipate difficulty in doing this please plan a visit to your GP well in advance of your surgery date. This will allow you to take the necessary steps to reduce your levels of nicotine and therefore aid you to stop smoking prior to surgery. If you are still using nicotine of any sort (cigarettes, patches or creams) 21 days prior to surgery you must contact our rooms to reschedule the date of your surgery.