Before you decide to move forward with breast implant surgery you should have a detailed conversation with your doctor to review your medical history.
A contraindication is a condition or circumstance that, if present, means a procedure should not be done because the risk of complication outweighs the benefits. Adequate studies have not been performed to demonstrate the safety of breast implant surgery in women with the following conditions or under these circumstances:
If you have any of the above conditions or circumstances, breast implant surgery should not be performed at this time. Failure to take into consideration these contraindications may increase the risks involved with surgery and could cause you harm.
If you have any of the following conditions be sure to notify your doctor as the risks of complications may be higher if you have any of these conditions:
Smoking can compromise recovery a great deal by causing the blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow, and the oxygen it carries, to the surgical area. Your tissues need this blood and oxygen supply to heal properly. When your blood supply is compromised, wound healing will be affected.
That’s why surgeons ask patients to refrain from smoking for one to five weeks prior to and after surgery. It’s important that you ask your surgeon what his or her specific recommendation for you would be.