Will the doctor do a nicotine test on the day of surgery for a breast lift and augmentation? Frequently Asked Question Riverside CA

Will the doctor do a nicotine test on the day of surgery for a breast lift and augmentation?


Nicotine is only one of the ingredients that is found in cigarette smoke.
You have a right to know what the results of any laboratory tests that you consent to.  So, I suggest ask your Doctor.

However of more importance is the scientifically proven detrimental effects of smoking on wound healing which can result in poor wound healing that can lead to infections, tissue necrosis (death, dehiscence of the incisions (opening of the incisions), poor scar quality, revision all surgery and a poor result.

Most Plastic surgeons recommend abstinence of smoking 2 weeks before and 6 weeks afterwards (the critical periods of early wound healing).

I trust you have chosen a experienced Plastic Surgeon who is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic

Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).

Imagine: A Team that Truly Cares About You!

In addition to Dr. Hardesty’s staff brings a high degree of skill to an array of surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. Patients rave about how deeply our team cares about their well-being. At Imagine Plastic Surgery your experience will reach beyond facial and body revitalization. You are becoming part of a unique family who places your welfare and satisfaction, first and foremost.

For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly served Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire, namely the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. Additionally, we are pleased that patients travel from throughout Southern California, including Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, as well as other areas of America. We welcome one and all to our family of superior aesthetic specialists!

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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