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A 18-year-old female asked:

Ive been smoking marijuana 2-3 times a day for the last 2 months, i am planning on getting breast reduction surgery. i was wondering if i stop smoking a month before surgery would i still need to disclose to my doctor that i smoke?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Smoking marijuana" may not be detectable if stopped "a month prior to surgery", but it is not a contraindication to breast reduction surgery, and being forthright with your physician is always best, as other concerns about drug usage may alter the timing of the planned surgery.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is a good idea that you plan to stop using this drug. Do not restart it after your surgery. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug and will mess with your brain. MJ users are called stoners for good reason.

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