What are the effects of smoking, drugs, and alcohol on nipple surgery?
Smoking and drinking increase the risks and complications of surgery. It can also make your recovery period longer as smoking can affect the healing process of the skin and tissue. We therefore strongly advise that you stop smoking at least 6 weeks before your surgery. It is also important to restrict your alcohol intake. Furthermore, let your surgeon know if you regularly take any medications or supplements. It is possible that they may have an effect during the surgery. Your surgeon may advise you to stop taking these prior to surgery if this is the case.