How Long After a Breast Lift with Implants and a Mini Tummy Can You Sit out in the Sun?
Breast Lift w/ Implants & Mini Tummy Tuck - When Can I Sit in the Sun?
Doctor Answers (3)
Breast lift w/ implants & mini tummy tuck - when can I sit in the sun?
Typical recommendations include wearing a hat and/or sunblock to the affected area for at least 6-12 weeks following the procedure. It takes up to one year for scars to fully mature. You should also avoid trauma to the area for several months to protect the refinements made during the procedure. Also, avoidance of pools/lakes/jacuzzis/etc for 4-6 weeks is usually recommended to allow adequate healing and protection from stagnant water, that could potentially harbor bacteria. Lifting/exercise restrictions are common for at least 6 weeks. Certainly discuss the postoperative instructions with your surgeon, as thoughts differ among surgeons. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Sun Tanning and Surgery Scars
Thank you for your question.
In our San Francisco Bay Area practice patients regularly ask us when we recommend they go tanning (indoor and outdoor) before and after their cosmetic surgeries. While we never recommend tanning, we generally advise that patients refrain from all tanning from two weeks prior until one month after surgical procedures. Scars that are better protected from the sun tend to have a less noticeable appearance than ones that are exposed to the sun so we also recommend covering/protecting scars for at least up to a year.
I hope this helps.
Sun tanning after surgery
Sun tanning is not good period. But if you are going out in the sun with new scars, it is best to cover them with sun block.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.