Weight loss surgery is a life-changing procedure that requires careful planning and preparation, requiring you to stay in perfect health. If you are expecting the best results, it is important to follow all the instructions given by the doctors. Patients who continue to smoke before their procedure and during their recovery will have a complication of almost 30%, which is higher than non-smokers.
In addition to inhibiting the ability to lose weight and reduce your weight, smokers often have complications that can lead to serious health problems and even death. There are several reasons why your bariatric surgeon will recommend that you avoid smoking and smoking before and after surgery.
One of the common misconceptions is that your body parts and other tissues will not get the blood needed to promote proper treatment. In addition, it is only a good opportunity for smokers to develop the motivation to stop their behavior for the sake of it. As smoking is associated with heart disease, stroke, cancer, and cataracts, among other concerns, many patients use this time to live a healthier life.
There are some good reasons to quit smoking if you have manual surgery or surgery. The key, however, is that you increase the chances of your perforation. Smoking damages the tissues of the stomach and increases the chance of watering/perforation. Therefore, when your surgeon tells you to stop smoking, it is not because of the “stop smoking” campaign, but for your safety during and after surgery. Maybe having your stomach churned and making strong decisions to improve your life and extend it is also a good time to quit smoking.
Risks of smoking before weight loss surgery
If a smoker decides to have surgery to lose weight, it is important that they avoid smoking before the procedure. Smoking and using any type of tobacco product before surgery can increase the risk of infection as well as shorter treatment time. Your bariatric surgeon will ask you to quit smoking and to use tobacco products before your surgery.
Avoid smoking for at least two to three weeks before the procedure. If you can avoid smoking long before then, it is better. When surgery loses weight, the risk of smoking persists. Smoking after surgery can cause problems with treatment and recovery. It is more likely to be an illness, for example, such as problems with wound healing, etc. This is especially important during the first few weeks of recovery as you are used to your new diet needs. On the contrary, surgery to lose weight can become a valuable tool to break the habit.
You will want to quit smoking before weight loss surgery to reduce the risk of complications after surgery. Not only does smoking cause serious health problems, but smoking before and after surgery can also increase the risk of surgery in general and prolong the course of treatment. Aside from the health risks associated with regular tobacco use, there is a significant risk of surgery if you do not quit smoking before gaining weight. Studies have shown that the risk of serious surgical complications is higher for smokers compared to non-smokers. In addition, people who use tobacco products 1.5 times more often are more likely to experience minor surgical complications.
When can i smoke after bariatric surgery?
It is recommended not to smoke for at least a month after surgery, with the risk of damaging the seams on the stomach and causing leakage. Although obesity and smoking seem to be two independent health problems, in fact, these two threatening elements can have the same consequences. Just as smoking is associated with obesity, doctors recommend that people who want or have bariatric surgery stop smoking. Smoking is one of the most common problems after bariatric surgery. While smoking alone is harmful to human health, the combination with obesity makes it even more harmful. When these two factors come together, the likelihood of cancers of the larynx, lungs, stomach and esophagus increases. Decongestants are used to treat cancer of the larynx, lung, stomach and esophagus. They are advised by doctors to quit smoking.
Dr. Hasan Erdem was born in 1976 in Hatay. Hasan Erdem; and had medical education between 1996-2002 at the Istanbul Medical School of Istanbul University. In 2008, Dr. Hasan Erdem completed his specialization in General Surgery at Bezmialem Vakıf Gureba Teaching Hospital in Istanbul.