Do you recommend discontinuing the use of tobacco products prior to installing an implant? Will the smoking constrict blood flow and create any additional dangers?

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Absolutely, tobacco use around the time of surgery will increase the risk of complications and may impede proper healing because of reduced blood flow. Tobacco intake in any form will cause blood vessels to constrict after acute use, but with chronic exposure tobacco will accelerate the aging process of blood vessels making them less likely to dilate in response to internal stimuli.