Smoking and cosmetic surgery

Smoking and cosmetic surgery


Hi, this is Dr. Hourglass, and welcome to
another video in our channel Star Bodies. Today we are going to discuss how smoking has negative consequences during and after cosmetic surgery. In this channel, we discuss everything you need to know to get that star body that you want. Welcome back. There is no question that smoking is bad for your body. You probably know that smoking increases your risk of cancer in different organs in the body, and also causes problems with your cardiovascular system. So, what are the risks related to continuous smoking right up until the time that you have surgery? 1. Your heart gets less oxygen. 2. Your veins can easily get clotted. 3. You will find that it is very hard to breathe during and after surgery. 4. It makes wounds heal more slowly and also
increases the chances of bad scarring. 5. It reduces the effects of certain anesthetic drugs during surgery. There are different components in cigarettes
that have different adverse effects in the body. Nicotine in the blood increases the heart rate and blood pressure, which makes your heart work harder than it needs to supply the oxygen necessary. Also, carbon monoxide in cigarettes competes with oxygen, which makes it harder for the body to get the oxygen that you need in different organs. There are many chemicals in the smoke that make your blood get thicker, which causes blood clots. In addition, your respiratory system has what we call cilia, which are like little hairs that move mucus out of the lungs; smoking impairs the motion of the cilia which increases the likelihood of your airways partially collapsing and makes it harder to breathe as well as
increasing the risk of aspiration. One of the most critical processes when it comes to cosmetic surgery is the wound healing process. Smoking makes healing take longer. When you have a tummy tuck or breast surgery as a smoker, your scars may be longer. With breast surgery, you have a greater chance of problems with the survival of the nipple and areola if they are transferred to a more harmonious anatomical location. You can have open wounds and bad scarring. Not only that, but smoking can interfere with general anesthesia during surgery. Surgery requires different chemicals to put you under. Some of the chemicals in cigarette smoke interfere with heart rate and break down the anesthetic medication, meaning that you may require higher anesthetic doses. There are different studies that show that
smoking actually increases the chance of death within 30 days of surgery by nearly 40%. Another shocking statistic is that smokers are more likely to have a cardiac arrest, meaning your heart stopping, and 73% more likely to have a stroke. These studies were performed on patients having very common procedures like colon procedures, breast surgeries, appendix
removal, hysterectomy, etc. Now, typically, a cosmetic patient does not have many of the same underlying problems as patients having these procedures, but nevertheless, there is no question that smoking will in fact increase your complication rate. It is recommended that you stop smoking as
soon as you know that you are going to have surgery. Typically, you need to quit smoking at least 2 to 3 weeks before surgery to decrease your complication rate significantly. Smoking increases inflammation, and whenever you have increased inflammation in different parts of the body, you are going to have an increase in complication rates. In this video, we have discussed the complications
that can occur with smoking. In the next video, we will talk about the belly button and the aesthetic implications for a sexy abdomen. Remember to comment below, share this video,
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