Drinking After Breast Augmentation

If you have recently undergone a nose job and your nose is very prone to alcohol – with swelling – alcohol consumption after the procedure can be very serious. Drinking alcohol dilates blood vessels and can cause swelling, which can then lead to additional complications. If the nose swells, it will be painful and you will need longer to recover. 

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As with any surgery, patients undergoing breast Implant Perth can expect pain and tenderness in the days following the operation and expect this to be controlled with medication. It is likely that medication will be prescribed to bring the pain and swelling under control. 

In practice, a temporary injection – the release of painkillers – is often used to provide local relief after surgery. This solution not only provides more comfort but also eliminates the need to purchase and take oral pain medications. 

Unlike other outpatient operations, breast augmentation should never be as simple as simply performing surgery, receiving instructions on recovery and being sent on the way. While we advise against drinking or smoking after surgery to ensure that your body is in optimal health during anaesthesia, it is a good idea to continue to avoid alcohol and nicotine until you make a full recovery. Smoking inhibits oxygen-rich blood efficiently reaches the incision where it promotes healing. 

Alcohol before breast augmentation

Alcohol while taking medication can be extremely dangerous and lead to negative interactions, which can even require hospitalization. Alcohol can dry out the body and increase the risk of bleeding, infection and drug interactions. 

The safest course of action is to have the best plastic surgeon like Dr Mark Duncan-Smith. The consumption of alcohol during the stay at Redondo Beach for Mommy Makeover can hinder the healing from the surgery, leading to a longer and more painful recovery time. Before undergoing the ‘mummy makeover’ procedure, Dr Duncan-Smith provides you with a list of preoperative procedures. 

Fortunately, while staying at the beach in Redondo for Mommy Makeover for Breast Augmentation, you don’t have to give up your job or do much to prepare for a breast augmentation. 

Can you drink after breast augmentation?

Smoking can impair the body’s ability to heal and increase the risks associated with surgery, bleeding and scarring. Do not drink alcohol until a few weeks after the operation and do not smoke during or after the operation as it may hinder healing. 

Many patients describe the ups and downs of the initial recovery, which may be due to wear and tear from the anaesthetic and medication, as well as the effects of the operation itself. 

Once you start to feel it, direct your thoughts to how great it will look and feel, rather than the initial pain and discomfort. 

In the weeks after the operation, your cut is still healing and causing pain rather than the initial pain of the operation itself. There are reports of augmentation patients who have been drinking excessively for several weeks after an operation and have seriously injured themselves in the process of their new breasts. Because alcohol inhibits the way the body breaks down anaesthetic and pain relievers, recovery can be impaired. 

This accident can lead to damage or infection requiring surgery, as well as further surgery and a long-term recovery period. 

Most plastic surgeons refuse to operate on someone who has drunk alcohol, as diluted blood makes it difficult to stop unexpected and excessive bleeding during surgery. All types of invasive plastic surgery involve a form of blood loss, so incisions are made. Although safety is paramount, surgeons will not risk your health by operating if you have alcohol in your system. 

Drinking alcohol can lead to serious problems because anaesthetists cannot properly assess the dose needed to fall asleep, as alcohol reduces the effectiveness of the drugs used to do so. Alcohol dries out the skin, especially if consumed in excess over a long period of time. 

Drinking after breast augmentation

Anaesthetists tend to cancel an operation if they think you have been drinking, especially if you are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. 

Alcohol after surgery will generally dilute the blood and impair recovery, but it is recommended in MYA to wait up to two weeks to drink alcohol, although this varies depending on the procedure, medical history and surgeon’s preference. Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after the procedure, as long as you need painkillers. 

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The best way to do this is to eat a very healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids so that the body has all the vitamins and minerals it needs to heal quickly. After the procedure, you should not smoke for at least two weeks, as smoking impedes blood circulation and healing. 

Too much salt raises blood pressure and puts a strain on the heart and blood vessels. Avoid high sodium, salty foods as they increase swelling and fluid retention. 

Two weeks before the operation, your doctor will tell you to stop drinking wine and alcoholic beverages. Remember that consuming alcoholic beverages during the post-surgery period is like swallowing a bite of poison, as it impairs the healing process and damages your implant. Try to avoid salty foods and snacks during this time as they can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. For more information, please visit betterhealth.vic.gov.au.

Is it OK to drink alcohol after surgery?

It is unlikely that drinking low-to-moderate amounts of alcohol raise the chance of problems following surgery. The more you drink, though, the higher your chance. It can also be enough for only two to three drinks a day to start having a detrimental effect on the immune system.

How long after breast augmentation can they be touched?

Although there is no harm in gentle fondling, be conscious that following surgery, your breasts will be vulnerable to touch for up to 3 weeks.

Why can’t I lift my arms after breast augmentation?

You should stop lifting for at least 2 weeks after the breast augmentation. This will encourage the body to recover and reduce the chance that the implants will bleed or change.

Do and don’ts after breast surgery?

  1. Rest as much as possible after surgery and do not exercise.
  2. After 1 week – don’t hurry back into your work. Start with light exercises like a small house or garden tasks slowly.
  3. Week 2 – 6 weeks of upper bodywork should be avoided.

How long should you rest after breast surgery?

It’s important to remember that because the body of a woman is special, there is no definite recovery timetable. Most surgeons, however, believe that a complete recovery will take six weeks or so on average, and women may find that after only a week they feel completely good.

Article references:

Cook LS, Daling JR, Voigt LF, et al. Characteristics of Women With and Without Breast Augmentation. JAMA. 1997;277(20):1612–1617. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1997.03540440046031

Thomas E. Joiner, Jr, PhD, Does Breast Augmentation Confer Risk of or Protection From Suicide?, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 23, Issue 5, September 2003, Pages 370–377, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1090-820X(03)00213-9

Hill, Pamela D. PhD, RN, CBE, FAAN; Wilhelm, Patricia A. MSN, RNC; Aldag, Jean C. PhD, RN; Chatterton, Robert T. Jr. PhD Breast Augmentation & Lactation Outcome: A Case Report, MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2004 – Volume 29 – Issue 4 – p 238-242 

Eldor, Liron MD*; Weissman, Avi MD†; Fodor, Lucian MD*‡; Carmi, Nurit PhD§; Ullmann, Yehuda MD* Breast Augmentation Under General Anesthesia Versus Monitored Anesthesia Care: A Retrospective Comparative Study, Annals of Plastic Surgery: September 2008 – Volume 61 – Issue 3 – p 243-246 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0b013e31815bfe98 

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