General guidance is that you should avoid alcohol for at least 2 weeks after your surgery. In some cases, you will have either fully healed or been through the majority of the recovery process. For others, this may not be enough time.
Can you drink beer after surgery?
We ask you not to have any alcohol after your surgery for the same reason: thin blood may make it difficult for your body to heal, which prolongs the recovery stage. Alcohol disrupts how your body absorbs anesthesia, and as a result, may make some sedatives ineffective.
Does beer affect healing after surgery?
Drinking alcoholic beverages will thin out the blood, which can make post-op bleeding a greater issue. If the incision sites cannot clot and heal properly, it could cause problems with healing times and infection.
Does alcohol affect healing after surgery?
Alcohol use, especially the amount of alcohol you drink daily, can affect your surgery and recovery. Decreasing your use of alcohol or stopping altogether before surgery will help speed up your recovery and reduce your risk of developing complications post-operatively.
How long after anesthesia can you drink beer?
As already advised, you must not drink alcohol for 24 hours after your procedure. Alcohol in combination with any sedation is likely to have a more sedative effect.
Can I drink beer after stitches?
Try not to smoke for at least 72 hours, as smoking will delay healing and may interfere with blood formation and increase the risk of post-operative infection. It is advisable not to drink any alcohol for 24 hours after the operation.