BREAST SURGERY AND SMOKING
Smoking is never a healthy option for life. People pick up the habit during college life with friends, during exams, may be at the work space or at social events. Since it is not a healthy habit one might try to quit it not only during pre-op or post-op period but for their entire lifetime. At the start it is always difficult. But once one quits it then the best is never to start agai9n. Breast Surgery is no walk in the park. When one decides to opt for breast surgery one has to keep in mind that smoking during or few weeks before the surgery can affect to a large extent. Not only does smoking slow down the recovery process but also harms the patient’s health. A doctor when he asks to quit smoking it is with regards to the patient’s health. Certain complications arise when the patient going through a breast surgery does not abstain from nicotine-related products during the entire procedure. Generally the time period is two weeks before and after the surgery. Some complications that may arise are: - The wound might take more time to heal and the healing might be poor - There is greater risk of infection - The bruises take much longer to heal - There is skin loss - Keloid scarring might take place - Risks of pulmonary problems increases - There may be tissue breakdown Besides Breast surgery the smoking of tobacco is quite harmful to health. It causes cancer risks in mouth, lungs, throat, stomach and esophagus. Smoking also leads to heart disease, bronchitis or emphysema.