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cindyblack
montreal, Canada

 
they say the smokin is not good the healin of the scars ?
Facelift

how serious is the smokin matter in the healin process..i m dont smoke cigarettes but i smoke weed sometimes

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drfrankagullo


Plastic surgeon
El Paso, TX
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  Smoking Marijuana or Cigarettes and Surgery
December 2, 2009 12:33 PM

The detrimental effects of tobacco and surgery are well established. Not only does it increase the risk of respiratory complications, but delays wound healing by decreasing blood flow (more)
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TIJUANA, Mexico
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  RESPONSE FROM DR. JAIME CALOCA
September 7, 2009 1:55 AM

Smoking is bad for everything, including your health. Now in response to the healing process, I have literally seen pieces of Skin DIE and fall off on patients that had facelifts and (more)
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