Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products has many ill health effects, including premature aging of the skin. Before he can help restore the beauty of your face, Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Lee will ask you to stop smoking in order to obtain the best results.

Non-smoking is a prerequisite for a wide variety of cosmetic surgeries. This is because tobacco use adversely affects the skin by impairing blood flow, commonly leading to:

  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging
  • Discoloration, including bags under the eyes
  • Gaunt/gray skin tone
  • Leathery skin

Though the facial cosmetic surgery options Dr. Lee offers can help offset these effects, it’s important to quit smoking decisively before your procedure and not pick the habit back up afterward. If you’re a reformed smoker, Dr. Lee could begin reversing the aging process with cosmetic surgery procedures like:

Because it decreases circulation, it’s important not to resume smoking after your cosmetic surgeon completes the procedure. Not only will further tobacco use compromise your revitalized facial features, but it could delay post-operative healing.

If you’d like to learn more about how our Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon can treat your skin and rejuvenate your appearance, please contact John Lee, M.D., FACS, or call 610-789-6701 today to schedule an appointment.