Can I do mushrooms before a breast augmentation?

I'm getting a breast augmentation Aug. 18. My doctor reccommended I stop smoking marijuana and cigarettes before my operation (which has I have.) Now one of my friends is offering for me to do mushrooms tomorrow. Will that affect my surgery? I read mushrooms only stay in your system for 3-5 days?

Doctor Answers 13

Ingesting mushrooms prior to surgery?

We provide our patients with a list of substances that we do not want them to ingest for 2 weeks prior to surgery. This includes at least 60 things such as aspirin, ibuprofen, herbs, vitamin E, fish oil and energy drinks. Mushrooms would also be on our list if the subject came up. It will be important for you to have this discussion with your doctor.

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Do Not Take Drugs Before Surgery

Your Plastic Surgeon will certainly appreciate you letting them know about any and all substances you've been taking and will certainly advise you not to take mushrooms or other drugs before or after your surgery. Safety is extremely important for any Plastic Surgeon and hopefully is for you as well.
All the best

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Illicit drugs

Real Self demands that answers be at least 100 words so I'm  going to drag this out a bit. No, you shouldn't use mushrooms before your surgery. 

Arko Demianczuk, MD
Vancouver Plastic Surgeon
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Drugs before Breast Augmentation

Thank you for your question. Avoid mushrooms as well as any smoking. This could possibly mess anesthesia, you want to try to avoid this to make sure there are no problems the day of surgery. Best of luck!

Dhaval M. Patel 

Double Board Certified 

Plastic Surgeon 

Hoffman Estates 




Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Taking mushrooms or other drugs not approved by your plastic surgeon can put your health at risk.

Hallucinogenic mushrooms, or psilocybin, impact brain activity and could very well interfere with the anesthesia or IV sedation that will be administered to you during your breast augmentation surgery. It’s simply not worth the risk to your health and wellbeing. It’s great that you’ve been able to stop smoking cigarettes and marijuana, and I encourage you to maintain smoking abstinence after your procedure in order to support your healing. Smoking can lead to complications as well as delaying the healing process.

Alexander G. Nein, MD, MS, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Can I do mushrooms before a breast augmentation?

Thank you for your question and your honesty. It is best to avoid this for your own safety. Also discuss this with your board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck.

Himansu Shah, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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No. Illicit drug use is not condoned before a purely elective cosmetic procedure or any procedure for that matter. General anesthesia or intravenous sedation is used during BA surgery and your risks increase with the use of drugs. 

Carlos Burnett, MD, FACS
Westfield Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Can I do mushrooms before a breast augmentation?

Were you expecting anyone on here to condone your use of drugs prior to surgery?!? I would advise you stay away from anything around the time of surgery that could compromise your surgical results or safety. It's not worth it!Be safe!

Dallas Buchanan, MD
Spokane Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Can I do mushrooms before a breast augmentation?

It's a profoundly stupid question. I do not condone any illegal drugs ever! Especially before elective surgery. The contents of your drugs could kill you during Anesthesia. If you were my patient- and I knew this- I would cancel the surgery

Thomas Trevisani, Sr., MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

Drug Use and Surgery

Thanks for your question. Please avoid all drugs, alcohol, smoking, and medicinal herbs/supplements before surgery.  As well, you need to avoid these items during the post-operative period to avoid issues with wound healing.Cheers,Steven Camp MD#HappyCamperMD

Steven M. Camp, MD
Fort Worth Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

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