What is the effect of drugs and alcohol use on breast lift surgery?
Smoking, consuming large amounts of alcohol or taking recreational drugs can increase the risk of complications during any surgery, including a breast lift.
Smoking specifically reduces overall blood flow in your body, which in turn slows healing and leaves you vulnerable to infection and other serious risks and complications. Reduced blood flow can increase your risk of developing necrosis or other potentially disfiguring complications. This is why our Medbelle BAAPS/BAPRAS surgeons require you to stop smoking and using all nicotine products for a minimum of 6 weeks before surgery.