Q: Smoking Before Breast Augmentation Lead to Major Complications?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 07:13

Hello, I am having Breast Augmentation on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. I have smoked 10 cigarettes during the 2-week period, 4 in the past 6 days. Leading up to my surgery will this lead to major complications?

A: Best to not smoke perioperatively. Don't use nicotine patches

Smoking increases the cardio-pulmonary (heart-lung) risk of your anesthetic and causes problems with healing of the tissues after surgery. Best to stop as soon as possible before and not restart after surgery at least and not healing complete (6-8 week after surgery).  Don't nicotine replacements such as patches or gum as it will negatively impact healing.

Q: Doctor Recommendation for Breast Augmentation in Bangalore

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 07:07

My age is 28 I always plan to take up with breast surgery, but I am scared with the complication, if it become unsuccessful, or after 10 yrs or any point of time if I need to under go re-surgery, people also say breast surgery put to cancer.

Please advise if there is any other way of breast enlargement, or if only surgery is the option, plz help me in finding the trust worth surgeon in India - Bangalore, and also i do lots of smoking what would be the effect of smoking on breast enlargement.

A: Stay away from none surgeries such as injections

Avoid undergoing non-surgical breast augmentation procedures such as injections with foreign materials. They have proven to be problematic. Contact your national society of Plastic Surgeons and ask for a list of regional reputable plastic surgeons so that you can start your research for your best doctor.