The physical affects of alcohol can wreak havoc on your life as well as have a detrimental effect on your appearance. At Advanced Liposuction Center, our Pittsburgh-area plastic surgeons meet with women and men every day who want to improve how they look. There are many aspects of life that take a toll on the way your skin and body look. Aging, the environment, pregnancy and lifestyle choices such as diet and smoking can all play a role in your appearance. Excessive use of alcohol can also have an effect. For example, chronic alcohol abuse can lead to broken capillaries and flushed skin on your face, creating an uneven, ruddy complexion. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss this sensitive subject.

Of course, your appearance is just one of the more minor ways that alcohol can negatively impact your life. Far more serious are the consequences to relationships, career, finances, emotional stability and overall physical health.

Signs of unhealthy alcohol use:

  • Other physical changes including trembling hands, husky voice, chronic diarrhea, blood in your stool or vomiting blood

  • You find yourself drinking alone, in secret or in the mornings

  • Repeatedly turning to alcohol to help you sleep better, deal with stress, relax, cheer up or feel “normal”

  • Increased numbers of arguments with friends and family, depression, irritability, mood swings

  • Headaches, nausea, anxiety, insomnia or other unpleasant after-effects of drinking

  • Temporary memory loss or blackouts

When you come in for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your appearance goals, our expert plastic surgeons will discuss lifestyle issues with you. We urge you to feel comfortable talking to our physicians about any concerns you may have about alcohol use. For those who have become dependent on alcohol, it is not simply about self-control or using willpower to end the craving. The powerful grip of this disease requires professional help to break.

We have many procedures to improve your skin, face and body, but being in good health is essential for maximizing enhancements and ensuring long-term results. At Advanced Liposuction Center, we want all of our patients to live beautiful lives. To schedule your free consultation, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581.