Each surgeon has their own post operative protocols. I advise patients to refrain from alcohol until they are off all narcotic pain medications. You should address this question with your surgeon.
Often if you are on narcotics post procedure alcohol should be avoided as this can interfere with your judgement and response time. Check with your board certified plastic surgeon. Best, MMT
You should follow your surgeon's protocol, but I tell my patients that they should avoid alcohol starting at least 48 hours before surgery. Alcohol can increase the risk of complications and slow down the recovery process. After surgery, my patients are prescribed narcotics and muscle relaxants for their discomfort. When they are done with these medications, which is on average 3 days after surgery, and have had their first post-op visit, they can drink alcohol. For more information on this and
similar topics, I recommend a plastic surgery Q&A book like "The Scoop
On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths."
Every plastic surgeon will have their own rules
regarding alcohol consumption before and after breast augmentation, but there
are some general guidelines you should follow. Alcohol can cause dehydration
and affect how your body metabolizes anesthesia and pain medications. For this
reason, I advise individuals to cease alcohol consumption 1 week prior to
surgery. Following your breast augmentation, do not drink alcohol for at least
2 weeks after surgery and definitely not if you are still taking any pain
medication. Again, follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions regarding alcohol
and every other aspect of post-operative care. Best of luck to you.
Hello 'bananas114', thanks for your question. Alcohol use *in moderation* should be OK before and after surgery as long as you are done taking your antibiotics/ pain meds (which it can affect absorption), and as long as you are healing adequately afterwards without hematoma/seroma/infection or other issues. Alcohol can lead to vasodilation which can lead to prolonged swelling, bruising, oozing, etc if taken too soon after surgery. Excessive alcohol use is never a good idea, even if you are not having plastic surgery. Be sure you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for your surgery, who should be following you closely before and after your procedure. Good luck!
Thank you for your question. Protocols vary between practices and depending on the patient. Usually, abstaining at least 48 hours prior and afterward as long as you are taking narcotic pain medication, you will be advised to avoid alcohol. Ask your Plastic Surgeon what they recommend.
All the best
I tell my patients that they should stay away from alcohol a week before and after surgery. Alcohol should also be avoided whenever taking narcotic medication. Your surgeon should have a complete list of dos and donts in your surgical packet. good luck
Thank you for your question. In my opinion it is best to avoid #alcohol #consumption at least 48 hours before surgery. After your #breast #augmentation surgery you will be #prescribed #pain #medications which can cause #problematic and #negative results if combined with alcohol. Alcohol can also delay healing if taken prior to surgery. Please make sure you discuss this topic with your #BCPS before your surgery. Your PS may have a different protocol for this. It is best to always follow your #BCPS advice. Best wishes!
I would recommend to avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to your surgery. Our patients are recommended to not consume alcohol until off of pain medication for a day or so. Good luck on your surgery
In my opinion one should stop drinking one week before surgery and not resume until off all pain meds. If someone drinks daily I recommend at least two weeks before procedure. The person has to otherwise be healthy as well.
Discuss these issues with your board certified plastic surgeon.