Our surgeons prefer patients to quit smoking before going ahead with any procedure at The Private Clinic. This is because smoking often causes the skin to heal poorly and cause unnecessary complications post-procedure and delayed recovery.
To allow your body to heal properly, we recommend that patients quit smoking as soon as you make the choice to undergo liposuction or we recommend that you at least stop 2 weeks before and do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after surgery.
Resuming smoking during recovery before your incision sites have healed puts you at risk of poor healing, infection, and other dangerous complications.
It is important to be honest in your medical questionnaire and make your surgeon aware if you smoke, take any medication or have any medical issues that may affect your recovery time.