Male Breast Reduction Surgery Risks & Complications FAQs
Written by Patient Care Team Lead, Jonathan , BN (Hons)
Published: Tuesday, 1 March 2022
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.