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How long after a breast reduction is it okay to drink?

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Dr. William Wallace
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Postop Drinking

If you are referring to drinking alcohol after breast reduction surgery, or any surgery, there are many factors to consider. 1.
Don't drink alcohol while you are taking prescription pain medications. The combination could be dangerous. 3. Don't drink alcohol to excess for the first 2-4 weeks after surgery. There is the possibility you could fall or hurt yourself and/or your surgical site.

In brief: Postop Drinking

If you are referring to drinking alcohol after breast reduction surgery, or any surgery, there are many factors to consider. 1.
Don't drink alcohol while you are taking prescription pain medications. The combination could be dangerous. 3. Don't drink alcohol to excess for the first 2-4 weeks after surgery. There is the possibility you could fall or hurt yourself and/or your surgical site.
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Dr. Sean Canale
Also, when the timing is appropriate, always keep things in moderation. Too much of anything isn't good. Excessive alcohol intake has been suggested to increase breast cancer risk.
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breast reduction

After breast reduction surgery, your doctor may prescribe you both antibiotics and pain medication.
You want to refrain from any alcoholic beverages while taking these medications. This typically would last about a week after surgery.

In brief: Breast reduction

After breast reduction surgery, your doctor may prescribe you both antibiotics and pain medication.
You want to refrain from any alcoholic beverages while taking these medications. This typically would last about a week after surgery.
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One week

After surgery you want to avoid strenuous activity for one month, and avoid anything that can increase the risk of bleeding.
This would include alcohol, which can cause dilatation of the blood vessels.

In brief: One week

After surgery you want to avoid strenuous activity for one month, and avoid anything that can increase the risk of bleeding.
This would include alcohol, which can cause dilatation of the blood vessels.
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 1 week

Once you're not taking narcotics for the pain, and you've sufficiently recovered from the surgery, you should be ok to have a drink.

In brief: 1 week

Once you're not taking narcotics for the pain, and you've sufficiently recovered from the surgery, you should be ok to have a drink.
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