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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Can I go out drinking before my breast augmentation?
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.
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.
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My suggestions to my patients is to have no more than one glass of wine or beer per day 2 weeks before surgery and preferably stop a week prior to surgery, resuming after pain medicines have stopped and you are back to your normal routine.
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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!
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