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smoking after lipo

Postby jojo25 » Thu May 17, 2007 5:38 pm

anyone a smoker here?anyfeedback...
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Postby animalover » Thu May 17, 2007 7:12 pm

I am not. Smoking interferes with circulation and healing and smokers generally do not heal as well as a nonsmoker.

Not to mention, smoking is the worst thing to age the heck out of you and ruin your body. Why pay all this money to look young and fit only to accelerate the aging process with smoking??
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Postby twingrammie » Thu May 17, 2007 7:29 pm

I will say yes I smoke and I strongly recommend if you are having any type of surgey that you stop smoking at least two weeks before and after surgery. I quit for nine weeks to ensure the best possible healing for my body. I tried to quit longer but the pounds started coming back and I was a mess and I know it is a cop out to cry the emotional card but for now I'm back at it and I will have to try again.
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Postby Nat425 » Thu May 17, 2007 8:35 pm

I was a smoker and smoked through my rhinoplasty; dumb move. Smoking makes you heal a lot slower. If you're craving a cigarette, smell it, don't smoke it. I'm not kidding. This is how I quit smoking as did my husband and a few friends. It sounds odd, but it works. Good luck.
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Postby yeauje » Thu May 17, 2007 8:42 pm

SMELL IT? LIKE LIGHT IT AND SMELL IT OR JUST SNIFF THE CGARETTE?
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Postby Nat425 » Thu May 17, 2007 8:55 pm

Light it or take someone's lit cigarette and smell the hell out of it. It sounds CRAZY, but you're still getting the second hand smoke. I'd do this when I'd crave cigarettes and I would feel like I smoked a pack of unfiltered the next day. I haven't smoked in over 2 years and this is how I did it. My DH started it and he's been smoke free for 8 years.

For the oral thing, try tea tree toothpicks from WholeFoods or any natural grocer. If you keep your mouth fresh, you won't want to smoke.

You can also go on [url]www.quitnet.com and get some support.

Good luck; it's not easy, but if you can do it, it'll be the best for your body![/url]
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Postby yeauje » Thu May 17, 2007 10:52 pm

thanx for the advice, your right it is very hard but nothing beats a failure but a try!
I have had the habit way to long and I plan on having lipo the right way in september.
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Postby chargergirl » Thu May 17, 2007 11:14 pm

good luck ladies, I come from a family of smokers who have quit and I know how hard it is!
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Postby Barbpec » Fri May 18, 2007 4:07 am

JoJo,
Unfortunately, I am a longtime smoker and did not stop (minus the 6 hours on the operating table). Do you want to quit? Hard, hard, hard. There are a few new drugs out, the best one is not yet FDA approved, but available in Europe. I will let you know when I get my hands on it. All the stuff about slowing the healing process makes sense, especially the info about hindering the skins ability to reattached. I am a hardcore smoker, but if you think you can quit.....now is the time!!
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Postby jojo25 » Fri May 18, 2007 9:03 am

thanks for the tips...glad to hear im not alone!!!
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Postby lilyup » Fri May 18, 2007 1:43 pm

jojo25, Your defenitely not alone! (I read this last night, but didn't want to reply in front of my Hubby) DH thinks its sooo nasty and is constantly B*^%ing about it.

My Mom, grandparents everyone has always smoked so I picked it up at 16 as a recreational habbit. Though I can go a week without it if I force myself not to stop and buy a pack (or mother in law is not around with her purse bull of Bensons) or im with DH,

I gotta say I love my coffee and Capri MMMM (gross I know!) and later in the day, a glass of wine and Capri MMMM (again I KNOW GROSS!)

The only thing I can say is it's a B&*^ to quit when you enjoy it (hard for some to understand, I have a horrible oral fixation). What I do is reward myself on the weekends and vacations and try not to smoke during the week.
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Postby NewBody2007 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:33 pm

I quit two weeks ago for my surgery today. It was hard, and I did slip once during a particularly stressful moment. I smoked one cigarette last Thursday.

The risk of developing blood clots and not healing well was all the incentive I needed to toss out the cigarettes. I'm going to try to quit for good, but will at LEAST shoot for no smokes for another month.

Good luck, ladies! Just keep thinking about how much faster and amazing your results will be if you quit. :)
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Postby Hannahbanana » Sat May 19, 2007 7:29 am

I did smoke for a couple of years during a very stressfull time in my life and when dh and I bought a new house and worked things out between us we gave it up. He was a smoker for years so it was harder for him but once we put our minds to it it wasn't too bad. The main thing was doing it together. Now I am not saying that it is an easy thing to do and I can understand the struggles. I can be that way with food but the problem is I can't go cold turkey with food.

I was glad that it had been 10 years since I had smoke even for the short time. When I had my tt the risk of necrosis freaked me out. Although anyone can have it happen but smokers are at a higher risk because the circulation is not as good. Now this isn't a concern for lipo since it effects the skin at the incision where the skin is cut.

Please don't worry about this just wanted to show how smoking can effect healing and if only for a short time prior and after surgery would be a big help.
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Postby Cheri61 » Tue May 29, 2007 11:27 am

I am 45 years old and have smoked since I was 19. I am an RN and know better..took care of the lung patients, cancer patients, patients that had back surgeries that didn't work because they contined to smoke. I put the smokes down 1 month ago (the day before Lipo and fat grafting) as the MD told me that the fat grafts in my lips would not take if I smoked. I suffered for 2 weeks...but then I was recovering and even if I wanted a cigarette, I had no way to get to the store to buy them. I am doing fine now and think this is the best thing that has ever happened to my lungs or my face ever. If you don't stop for your health, stop because of your VANITY and don't want a wrinkled up smokers face for the rest of your life!!!!! Good luck to you!! :D
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Postby RebeccaDownunder » Tue May 29, 2007 4:41 pm

I was a smoker, quit when I got pregnant. My dad was also a smoker, quit when he had a heart attack at 52. He used to be the Australian Marlboro Man model. At the moment he is lying in a hospital bed with emphysemia, weighs 66lbs, is on oxygen full time, has gangrene in both feet and will probably draw his last breath this week. He turned 70 on Monday, he looks 90 and has done for 10 years. I don't wish to lecture anyone as I have felt the powerful grip of it's addiction, but I think why go to the expense of looking good and feeling good if, at a relatively young age, you could be a shrivelled up bag of bones with a hacking cough, unable to breathe with gangrenous fingers and toes?
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