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What factors increase the risk of complications after bladder augmentation?

Several factors might increase the risk of developing complications after this surgery. Your doctor will tell you more about them.

Some of the factors that might increase the risk of complications in the aftermath of bladder augmentation are:

  • smoking
  • chronic diseases such as obesity or diabetes
  • alcohol consumption

If you have any diseases that might impair your recovery, your doctor needs to be aware of them. Habits like smoking or drinking alcohol should be avoided after the surgery because they have a negative effect on your cardiovascular function and immune system and can delay the recovery.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/