Breast Auto Augmentation Surgery FAQs

Breast Auto Augmentation Surgery FAQs

Do I need a GP referral for breast auto-augmentation surgery?

Your surgeon will not usually ask for a referral from your GP. They may, however, contact your GP to get details of your medical history. This includes which medical conditions you have and which medications you take.

What effects do smoking, alcohol, and drugs have on breast auto-augmentation?

Smoking, drinking alcohol and taking prescription or recreational drugs can all increase the risk of complications occurring during and after your surgery. It is vital that you adhere to the advice your surgeon gives you regarding your smoking, drinking and drug use habits. You should also be open and honest about your prior history of smoking, drinking and drug use in your initial consultation.

Smoking can delay the time it takes for your wounds to heal and increase the risk of infection. We therefore strongly recommend that you stop smoking and using all nicotine products at least six weeks before your treatment. Furthermore, reducing your alcohol and drug intake in the weeks before the surgery can also reduce risks.

Published: Friday, 31 December 2021

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