If you’re scheduled for an operation and are currently a smoker, it’s essential that you stop smoking in order to prevent any complications. Even if your procedure is minimally invasive, smoking has the potential to severely affect your body, even during recovery.
Why quit smoking for surgery?
Smoking limits blood flow and oxygen in the blood. This affects everything from your surgical wound(s) to your heart and blood pressure. Since smoking also negatively affects your immune system, smoking puts your body at a heightened risk of infection after your surgery, not to mention a higher risk of scarring after recovery, too. Your doctor or anesthesiologist may even refuse to operate on you if you continue smoking until your scheduled operation.
How long before your operation should you quit smoking?
Every doctor will say something different. Some may suggest a week, some a month, and some may even say as little as a day is enough. For some operations, doctors may even request you be a nonsmoker a year beforehand. You should quit before your operation no matter what, but make sure to follow your doctor’s specific instruction. Of course, some surgeries are more risky than others and will call for different preparation. It depends on what your operation involves.
Many people use their future procedure as a good reason to quit smoking. It puts your body at such heightened risk that it simply isn’t worth it.
But, if you quit smoking before your operation, you shouldn’t do it with the intention of picking the habit back up once you’ve recovered. It may be several months or even longer before you recover, but you still may find the want to pick up a cigarette.
How can you quit smoking before your operation and be sure you won’t want a cigarette ever again?
Hypnotherapy can help
If you’re dedicated to quitting smoking before your upcoming procedure, hypnotherapy is an ideal solution. Instead of struggling for months with nicotine patches, gums, and pills, you can be a nonsmoker after just one session with a good hypnotherapist. This way, you won’t have to stress about being a nonsmoker before your operation. As long as you find a hypnotherapist you can trust and one that you’re confident in, you will be successful if you really want to quit.
If you want to quit only because your operation is coming up, and you still think you may want to smoke after recovery, hypnotherapy will not work. You need to be completely dedicated to the mission and to the idea that it is right for you at this point in your life. Any doubts about you being a nonsmoker will only prevent the hypnotherapy from working.
It might take time for you to know when you’re ready, but when you are, you’ll know. Think about why you started smoking in the first place, why you continued to smoke, and why you want to quit. Make sure that quitting smoking is more important to you than just surgery prep.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me
If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.