Studies show using an e-cig can cause undue cosmetic surgery complications

A group of cosmetic surgeons in the U.S. recently issued a warning for cosmetic surgery patients that using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), will likely prolong the healing process of the procedure done to them, an article of Daily Mail reported on November 29.

Researchers, whose study was supported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), revealed that e-cigs could cause complications in individuals who have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure. Reports revealed that e-cigs that contain nicotine could prolong the wound’s healing process as a result of blood flow restriction. That is why patients are advised to stop smoking cigarettes for a month before undergoing a procedure. Due to restricted blood flow, nicotine exposure also hampers the healing process of skin flaps. In another study, researchers have found out that surgery complications are significantly reduced from 40 to 20 percent when patients stopped from smoking several weeks before surgery.

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