Just caught this -
Pellycan - you've asked a good Q. Although smoking doesn't disqualify a person from having surgery, most surgeons will require you to either cut WAY down before surgery [to make you a better surgical risk], or to STOP entirely before the surgery. And, of course, they'll warn you not to start smoking again afterwards, but smoking in and of itself won't usually get you a flat-out denial.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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