When should you stop drinking liquor/alcohol before having a BBL procedure ?

Like @ weeks before or a month before having the procedure done ?

Doctor Answers 4

When should you stop drinking liquor/alcohol before having a BBL procedure ?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. I recommend you to stop drinking 2 weeks before your procedure, and if you're a regular drinker, do it for more than 2 weeks.

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 396 reviews

Alcohol and BBl

I prefer that patients avoid alcohol about a week or so before surgery. Drinking may cause increase bleeding post-op.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Drinking and Surgery

You should talk with your surgeon about his/her protocols. I do not routinely limit alcohol prior to a procedure but your chosen surgeon may. Best wishes. 

Erica Anderson, MD
Reston Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.

I would recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon so they can review their pre and post-operative protocols with you seeing as every surgeons requirements may vary slightly. I recommend my patients to not consume any alcohol for at least a week  prior to having surgery as this can cause the blood to thin and excessive bleeding to occur during surgery. 

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

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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