Plastic surgery is like any other surgery in that it takes preparation and recovery time (of course, that varies from procedure to procedure). There are a few things that are common to all surgeries, and all plastic surgeries. These are preparatory steps that a patient can take to prepare for plastic surgery. These steps may give you a more desirable outcome, lessen your recovery time, and reduce the risk of complications.
Smoking increases your risk of developing infections, pneumonia, and death of tissues after surgery. The chemicals in cigarettes and cigars closes the blood vessels, which prevents the body from brining oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the surgical site. Closed blood vessels also prevents the blood stream from carrying away waste from the surgical site. All of this can lead to infection and slower recovery.