You are most likely aware of the health hazards that are associated with smoking tobacco. However, many people are not aware of the negative effects smoking can have on the results of surgical procedures like a facelift.

Knowing the potential risks can help you to decide if a facelift procedure is safe for you. It may also provide you with the motivation you need to quit smoking so you can pursue your aesthetic goals.

Healthy and consistent blood flow is essential during the recovery process. The skin and underlying tissue need the nutrients provided by the blood in order to heal properly. Smoking restricts the flow of blood in the body. This can lead to significant tissue damage during the recovery process. In severe cases, the skin may die.

If you want to restore the youthful appeal of your face and you’re committed to quitting smoking to ensure proper healing, contact us to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Heistein.