Will weed affect local anesthesia, I'm having a labiaplasty under local anesthesia. I don't smoke cigarettes but I smoke weed.
Doctor Answers 6
Marijuana use prior to surgery
Edibles better than smoke
OK for local
You should be OK for local but might heal more slowly than other patients.
John Di Saia MD
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Modest usage of cannabis will not affect your healing/recovery, nor the local anesthesia. The key however is "modest." Best to bring down inhalation or ingestion to less than your daily average, if you're using > 1 joint/day. Cannabis doesn't constrict small blood vessels, but heavy usage may restrict oxygen-carrying capacity to the tissues... No difference inhalation or ingestion.
Michael P Goodman, MD
Davis, CA, USA