Would a doctor do my breast reduction if I’m smoking?
Hello there. I’m a 55 yr old woman and I'm in need of a breast reduction. My problem is I smoke about 4 cigarettes a day. It’s been very hard to quit the after meal cigarette. My question is, are there any surgeons who would do my breast reduction with me smoking the 4 cigarettes per day? I really need the surgery because my back hurts so bad I can hardly walk. I’m interested in having surgery in Charlottesville, VA.
It is strongly recommended that you stop smoking 4 weeks before surgery and 4 weeks after surgery to minimize the risk of wound complications and poor scarring. That said, smoking 4 cigarettes per day does not preclude you from getting a breast reduction. You would just be at an increased risk of developing these complications.
Dr. Gary Breslow has 5 Breast reduction before & afters: