Can I Use Cigarettes and Alcohol After Sleeve Gastrectomy?


    In addition to the general harms of smoking and alcohol use on health, it also increases the risk of complications after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Alcohol also causes weight gain due to its high calorie content. For all these reasons, it is recommended to quit smoking 2 months before the surgery. Alcohol consumption after surgery should not be used for the first 6 months, and then it can be used considering its harmful effects, provided that it is limited.