Male Breast Reduction Surgery Risks & Complications FAQs

Written by Jonathan Corke

Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

How Does Drinking Alcohol, Using Recreational Drugs, and Smoking Affect My Gynecomastia 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 and after your male breast reduction surgery.

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