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.
Drinking alcohol before surgery
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.
Web reference: http://www.egrari.com
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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.
Drinking a few nights prior to surgery
First I would recommend you contact your surgeon as I do not know the specifics of your medical history. As a general rule one or two drinks in a healthy patient SEVERAL nights before surgery would not be a problem.
Web reference: http://www.plasticsurg.org/plastic-surgery-chicago.html
Alcohol prior to Surgery
Most surgeons provide their patients with written instructions about what they would like you to do prior to surgery and you follow their instructions. In general, if you were to have a drink or two a few nights before surgery, it should not be an issue. The key is moderation. You don't want to do anything that might adversely impact the outcome of your surgery
Rules regarding drinking alcohol pre breast augemntation
All plastic surgeons will placde restirctions on you preop to minimize the risk of bleeding. Alcohol falls into those guidelines and rules. Check with YOUR doctor for their rules.
Alcohol consumption before surgery
A drink or two would be okay two to three days before surgery, but I would not consume anymore. Make sure your plastic surgeon is in agreement and most importantly follow his/her advice.
Alcohol consumption before breast augmentation
As long as you are having just a couple of drinks several nights before your surgery, there should not be an issue. I would avoid red wine as there is some evidence that it can thin your blood a little so their could be an increased risk of bleeding. In addition, I would recommend that you avoid alcohol for about 48 hours before surgery and drinking alcohol can cause dehydration which can certainly be detrimental going into surgery.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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