How does drinking alcohol, using recreational drugs, and smoking affect my gynaecomastia surgery?
Smoking, drinking alcohol and using recreational drugs are all things that can have a negative impact on your surgery and your recovery. Smoking, in particular, is harmful as it reduces the time it takes your wounds to heal. This puts you at a greater risk of developing an infection. You should, therefore, stop smoking and using all nicotine products at least 6 weeks before and after your surgery. It may also be helpful for you to reduce your alcohol consumption before your surgery.