I am getting breast implants in two weeks and have a girls night out planned the weekend before. I'm not a big drinker, but is it ok if I have one or two cocktails a few nights before surgery? I've heard a few different opinions.
Can I Drink Before my Breast Augmentation?
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Alcohol intake prior to surgery
As a general rule, we advise patients to abstain from alcohol intake several days prior to surgery. We want you to arrive at surgery fully hydrated and healthy for elective cosmetic surgery.
Do Not Drink Alcohol for at Least 1 Week Prior to Surgery
When patients undergo breast augmentation surgery, safety should be everyone’s first priority. For this reason, we recommend that patients not drink alcohol for at least one week prior to surgery. Alcohol can cause dehydration which can significantly increase the potential for complications following breast augmentation.
In this case, two drinks, 48 hours prior to surgery wouldn’t be a problem if efforts were made to re-hydrate. Unfortunately two drinks can easily turn into six drinks and for this reason avoiding alcohol prior to surgery is probably appropriate.
Can I go out drinking before my breast augmentation?
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We typically advise patients to abstain from alcohol consumption about a week prior to surgery. We want to make sure you are as healthy & as hydrated as possible the day of surgery.
Be well and good luck!
Alcohol and surgery
This is a question that is raised all the time. Our recommendation in this practice is to limit your drinking one week prior to the operation. Having a glass of wine 48 hours prior to surgery is probably ok. We ask you not to drink 48 hours prior to any procedure. Best wishes.
Drinking and Breast Surgery
If it will a few days before your surgery and you allow yourself recovery time including no drinking and adequate re-hydration, then you should be fine. If you have any questions, please discuss with you plastic surgeon. Have a fun "girl's night out!"
A couple of drinks should be fine
A handful of drinks a couple nights before surgery in a healthy person should be fine. Just make sure to rehydrate yourself prior to surgery as alcohol can dehydrate you. Good luck with your surgery.
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