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