Smoking and it's effects… Started by: claireybabes
claireybabes0pApril 29, 2011 at 7:26 pmMenu
On scarring, healing, incisions.
Tell me all!
xxFairyxx 11pApril 29, 2011 at 7:34 pmMenu
Hi hun it thins ur blood and takes ur scars longer to heal **apparently** im not.too sure how true this.is. XxApril 29, 2011 at 7:43 pmMenu
Hmmm thats another thing that I am really dreading – givin up the cigs for four weeks… two weeks before and two weeks aftermissmwah0pMay 7, 2011 at 12:48 amMenu
hey hun i had my op 3 weeks ago now goin from a 32a 2 a 34d and r very happy with them i neva gave up smoking atall before or after op and im healin very well and very quick and everything is gd so u sud b fineshazzy692002 -1-1pMay 7, 2011 at 5:17 amMenu
I never gave up or cut down. no problems no pain killers and got the all clear a 5 weeks, xxMay 7, 2011 at 9:53 amMenu
Woooohoooooooo thanx girls…. but ur prob all 20 years younger than me….LMAO.
Ive started my deadline which is no smoking after 6pm. (Unless on a nite out)Anonymous1pMay 7, 2011 at 9:54 amMenu
i cut down for about a week before my op but after i prob smoked more…I must admit though I think it prolonged my healing quite a lot…if you can cut down or even stop it will be beneficial trust me…i couldn’t stop but wish i had xxMay 7, 2011 at 10:15 amMenu
Hey xxjoxx … you are my guardian angel so will take ur advice and promise to cut down xxx hope ur well hunMay 7, 2011 at 10:20 amMenu
im a smoker and im just over 3 weeks post op, my left incision hasnt been healing properly cuz i have slight wound tension, im higher risk of infection, have to travel back and forth to mya clinic for wound reviews and i still have a dressing on the wound while the other is completely normal, i have no pain or anything like that but its healing so much slower than the other, guna put a pic of my bad incision on here to show u all the effect smoking has (for anyone who wants to see this plz be aware that it LOOKS worse than it is, its not infected and is drying out loads, the pic i have taken is of it getting better, its mostly a scab now which is about ready to come off)May 7, 2011 at 10:25 amMenu
Ok Lynz just seen the pic and promise to cut down or try give it up xxx wishing you a speedy recovery xxxxxsusielicious -1-1pMay 7, 2011 at 10:47 amMenu
Smoking increases the risk of coughing, bronchospasm, or other airway problems during the operation.Continuing to smoke after surgery greatly heightens a person’s risks of complications, such as infections in the surgical incision, also Nicotine causes blood vessel constriction, reducing blood supply to the skin.
so regardless of the smokers ‘lucky’ enuf to be healing ok… i say give up!!!! its no different to pregnant women having to quit. my mate stupidly kept smoking thru out her pregnancy with the “i dont give a shit” attitude and her baby was 2 weeks LATE and weighed 4 pound!!!! thats the weight of a very premeture baby!! says it all really!!! xxxxAnonymous1pMay 7, 2011 at 10:48 amMenu
I’m doing good thanks cuks…its so hard to stop smoking, i have been a smoker for 21 years
Even cutting down will benefit your recovery hun…i went from 20 a day to 4 a day in the run up to my op but couldn’t keep it up afterwards – kept thinking “ahh i’ll be ok” but I really do think i would have healed a lot better without the fags…I had a lot of cuts too with the uplift but thankfully everything is ok now…if ever I had an op again I would definately try my hardest to stop xx
Lynz that looks really bad hun, hope you heal fully soon and everything is ok xxMay 7, 2011 at 10:56 amMenu
it looks worse than it is hun really, i have wound swabs taken every time i see the nurse and surgeon to check for infection, its just the scabbing that makes it look bad, so once that falls off it shud be ok underneath, like i said, theres no pain, itching or any seepage plus the wound swabs have so far come back all clear, its just taking its time to heal.
i cannot stress enough to u ladies who smoke how important it is to at least try and cut down on smoking, ive waited 15 years for my boobies and by my own stupidity my incision isnt healing properly, dont make the same mistake as me xxMay 7, 2011 at 10:59 amMenu
PROMISE to cut down… promise promise promise xxxxxxxxxxxMay 7, 2011 at 11:14 amMenu
gooooooooooood lol xx best of luck sweetie im sure ul do brilliantly xxMay 7, 2011 at 12:19 pmMenu
i’ve just changed my dressing and cleaned my incision, the scab has came off, uploaded a pic lol looks all healed underneath, but scab at ends aint ready to come off yet xx
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