Effective May 6th Dr. Devlin will be seeing patients in-office and will begin elective procedures. We are following the strict guidelines from the Arkansas Health Department and the following precautions will be taken:

*COVID screening for every patient along with a temperature check upon arrival.

*No patients will be allowed in our waiting room so please call when you have arrived at our office.

*Extra time will be allotted between patients to allow for through cleaning.

*Please bring a face mask or other face covering to your appointment.

*One visitor can assist the patient with the initial post-operative appointment.

*Please allow time for mandatory COVID-19 testing 48 hours prior to surgery.

We will continue to offer VIRTUAL CONSULTS in addition to In Person Consultations

Smoking and Cosmetic Surgery

By Michael A. Devlin, MD on February 04, 2015


Smoking before Cosmetic Surgery is a disaster waiting to happen. I tell my patients to quit smoking for six weeks before surgery and six weeks after surgery.


Why? Simply stated, smoking causes wound healing complications.
– Perhaps the entire incision doesn’t heal.
– Perhaps the tissue that has been stitched dies.
– Perhaps the incision does heal but with a poorer scar.
– You will heal slower.

I routinely nicotine test my patients several times before surgery and I will nicotine test my patients the DAY of surgery!

Because this issue is so important to me, I have been known to cancel a patient the day of surgery because of a failed Nicotine test. 

I also will randomly nicotine tests patients during their six weeks recovery period.

I recently had a tummy tuck patient who had one small area of his incision that was slower to heal. I ended up treating this area of her incision for several extra weeks. He stopped smoking at my request prior to surgery.  However, when he failed a nicotine test at a post operative appointment, she admitted the truth.  I once again explained that smoking causes healing issues. It really does! It is difficult to understand this concept and believe that smoking has such a tremendous impact on healing, however, time and time again smokers prove to have more complicated postoperative courses.

I tell patients this all of the time. For elective surgeries, YOU have a choice. I strive to for you to have the best results. This is not only about surgical skill and techniques but also about patient education.

To view my detailed smoking policy click here


Michael Devlin, M.D.

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