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What happens if you drank alcohol decades before smart lipo?
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Dr. Keith Denkler
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid Alcohol
Smartlipo is a medical procedure that requires local anesthetic and possibly sedation.
Like any invasive procedure you should discuss with your physician anything you have eaten or liquids you have consumed before the procedure.

In brief: Avoid Alcohol
Smartlipo is a medical procedure that requires local anesthetic and possibly sedation.
Like any invasive procedure you should discuss with your physician anything you have eaten or liquids you have consumed before the procedure.
Dr. Keith Denkler
Dr. Keith Denkler
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends
Alcoholics can have serious clotting disorders.
In addition, patients with cirrhosis can have very enlarged veins of the abdominal wall. Always be upfront with your doctor about your medical history including your history if alcohol consumption.

In brief: Depends
Alcoholics can have serious clotting disorders.
In addition, patients with cirrhosis can have very enlarged veins of the abdominal wall. Always be upfront with your doctor about your medical history including your history if alcohol consumption.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Hopefully nothing
If you have damaged your liver or other organs due to drinking you should be cautious with the risks involved with a surgical procedure.
But if you are physically healthy, you should be fine.

In brief: Hopefully nothing
If you have damaged your liver or other organs due to drinking you should be cautious with the risks involved with a surgical procedure.
But if you are physically healthy, you should be fine.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Probably nothing.
Drinking alcohol decades before lipo probably has no consequence unless you drank excessively and have liver damage.
You should discuss this and any other medical problem with your plastic surgeon before any procedure. A test of your liver function may be necessary to see if you have any damage.

In brief: Probably nothing.
Drinking alcohol decades before lipo probably has no consequence unless you drank excessively and have liver damage.
You should discuss this and any other medical problem with your plastic surgeon before any procedure. A test of your liver function may be necessary to see if you have any damage.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Unknown
Excessive alcohol intake can potentially cause liver damage which may impair your body's ability to coagulate blood.
This may make liposuction (smart lipo or any surgery) more bloody and dangerous than it otherwise may be.

In brief: Unknown
Excessive alcohol intake can potentially cause liver damage which may impair your body's ability to coagulate blood.
This may make liposuction (smart lipo or any surgery) more bloody and dangerous than it otherwise may be.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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