You should avoid drinking alcohol at least 2 weeks BEFORE surgery and at least 2 weeks AFTER, (although many doctors suggest waiting at least 2-4 weeks after).
🍷Alcohol dries out the skin, so if you consume it too close to your procedure date, it can interfere with your surgeon's ability to stretch the skin. This is particularly bad for patients who undergo facelifts and tummy tucks! It can make it more difficult for your surgeon to effectively suture your skin back together, which could mean a less than ideal TT scar.
🍹Alcohol increases swelling, and consuming alcohol too soon after your procedure can prolong your recovery because the alcohol will dilate your blood vessels, which will result in more swelling.
🍻When alcohol dilates your blood vessels, it affects other vital organs by making it more difficult for blood to reach them.
🍸Alcohol is a diuretic. This means that it will make you urinate more. The more you urinate, the more dehydrated you can become. Remember that you will already be feeling symptoms of dehydration because of the surgery! A dehydrated body that adds a diuretic to it can only mean sickness, nausea, vomiting.
🍺To sum it up - drinking alcohol too soon will make you swell, nauseous, and will slow your recovery! Take it slowly and let your body heal. Celebrate your recovery once you're done healing! Your body will thank you. CHEERS! #TheRecoveryBoxShopTip #TheRecoveryBoxShop
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