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e-cigs health  plastic surgeryThe safety of e-cigarettes has been questioned though little is known about the effects of nicotine vapor. Plastic surgeons recommend that patients should avoid e-cigarettes before plastic surgery.

Key takeaways:

  • Patients who smoke cigarettes were at high risk of skin flap failure because nicotine causes impaired blood flow.
  • The recommendation is that patients should avoid e-cigarettes for a minimum four weeks before surgery.
  • Quitting smoking for a period of 3 to 4 weeks before general surgery could reduce complications by up to 40 percent.

Some plastic surgeons advise smoking patients to stop at least 4 weeks before their procedures. “Vapers” (people who smoke e-cigs) should do the same thing, the plastic surgeons said.

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https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/electronic-cigarettes-970/plastic-surgeons-suggest-giving-up-e-cigs-before-surgery-717347.html