I would like to have a tummy tuck sooner than later, but with summer approaching fast I'm concerned about the sun and the pool. How long before I can take my kids to the pool and lay out or swim after surgery?
How Long After a Tummy Tuck Do I Have to Wait to Sit out at the Pool in a 2 Piece?
Doctor Answers (4)
YOu can get in the pool in 3 weeks after a TT easily
As a swimmer myself I often encourage my patients to return to the pool asap. I dont encourage diviing but do approve swimming . This non impact cardio along with the clean water results in heathy wounds and happy , healthy patients. Go for it! of course you must first check with your board certified ASAPS member plastic surgeon.
Tummy tuck and pool
Pablo Prichard, MD
When can I sit at the pool after a tummy tuck.
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I advise my patients to wait until all their wounds are completely healed before swimming (usually 3 weeks). But, I also advise them to avoid sunning or tanning their stomach for several months.
And if you are by the pool or in the sun, it's best to keep your scars covered with tape and wear sunblock with a strong SPF on your abdomen. The skin is more sensitive after surgery and can burn more easily, and if your scars get tanned they can stay dark permanently.
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