What effect can smoking, drugs and alcohol have on my Mummy Makeover
Certain lifestyle factors can increase the risk of complications during and after a mummy makeover. These include smoking, drinking alcohol, being overweight and taking drugs (for medical or recreational use.)
Smoking can increase the time it takes your wounds to heal, and therefore make you more likely to develop an infection. Therefore patients must stop smoking and using all nicotine products at least six weeks before surgery. In addition, if you can cut down on your alcohol intake prior to your surgery, this is also helpful and do refrain from taking recreational drugs. Your doctor will discuss your current BMI and drug use at your consultation and advise you further on this.