How long after a bbl came you drink alcohol?
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How long after a BBL can you drink alcohol?
Brazilian Butt Lift/ Fat grafting/Liposuction/ High Definition Procedures/Butt Implants
Alcohol and healing
Overall, I would not recommend consuming alcohol after a BBL procedure for proximally six months. Alcohol affects the liver function, and the liver breaks it down about one ounce per hour. During this process, the liver has to slow down processing other chemicals used healing and growing new fat and muscle cells in your buttocks. Alcohol can reduce the overall effect of the fat graft stimulation of growth from the BBL procedure. A more life-threatening precaution is that alcohol increases the effects of the narcotic medication used for pain control. Alcohol and narcotic combinations can cause decreased respiration ability and ultimately death.
I would recommend that you discuss this with your personal board-certified plastic surgeon.
I wish you well through your surgery and recovery process,
James S McAdoo DO FACOS
- 20 years experience
- 33,000 or cases
- AOA board-certified plastic surgeon
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Alcohol consumption after BBL
Thank you for your question. It is important for you to consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have seeing as they know your medical history, anatomy and surgery best and every surgeon has slightly different post-operative protocols. Honestly, it really depends, if you are talking just a casual drink at home then I would recommend, at minimum waiting a week and being off of all pain medication. If you are talking about going out and socially drinking I would wait at least two weeks. You shouldn’t be sitting on your bottom the first two weeks anyways, so going out and drinking could tempt you to want to sit down which could compromise your recovery. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science