Is there a period u reach of healing b4 this is accepted and abt how long b4 the skin start closing up?
How Long After a BA Can You Actually Shower? Some Ppl Did 2 Days Some Say 2 Weeks.
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Showers Help Patients' Recovery
Showering after breast augmentation
When taking a shower, remove the bra and tensor bandage. Take off the gauze + vaseline mesh that is taped over your incision. The small white tapes (called steri-strips) that are under the gauze directly over your incision should be left on. Wet and soap yourself everywhere, including the tapes and your incisions. Use mild soap such as Dove, Ivory, or Zest. Pat yourself dry using a towel (do not rub) and put your bra and tensor back on. You don’t need to cover the small white tapes over your incision. This daily routine will help keep the incisions clean, and will promote wound healing.
Do not take a bath for 2 weeks.
Showering after BAM
There is no right or wrong answer to this one. Surgeons will all differ on their personal preference to this question. My opinion is that you can shower straight after a breast augmentation. The skin will be closed at the time of the operation, and it should be healed within a week and at full strength by about 6 weeks.
My suggestion is to follow your surgeon's advice.
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You can shower 3 days after a Breast Augmentation
Different surgeons will have different recommendations for when it is acceptable to shower after Breast Augmentation surgery, so it is important to follow your surgeons recommendations. I personally allow patients to shower after their first Breast Augmentation post-operative visit (usually 3 days). I usually do not recommend tub baths, or any kind of submersion of the incision, until two to three weeks after surgery.
How soon after a breast augmentation to shower?
There is considerable variability with regard to recommendations for showering and no one right answer. Ultimately, you need to follow the recommendations of your surgeon. For my patients, they are usually able to shower by around 2 days though with certain precautions taken.
Showering after surgery
Decisions about the time-frame to begin showering after surgery should be discussed with your doctor, but I have always encouraged my patients to shower the morning of surgery and the next day after their surgery. I would equate this to cleaning a scrape after a fall with soap and water. A gentle wash with soap and water in a shower feels good and keeps your skin clean, so I encourage showers after surgery. Please make sure you have someone nearby during your first shower after surgery as sometimes standing for a time can make someone light-headed.
Showering after surgery
First of all, please discuss this with your surgeon who is in the best position to advise you on all issues of post-operative care.
Typically, we allow our patients to shower (in tepid water) 48 hours after breast augmentation. If we have used a pain pump, I would like that to be removed prior to showering. If patients want to take a bath, I usually advise of waiting a few days longer.
Post Op Shower
I allow my patients to shower on post op day 2 . all dressings down to skin. soap and water with a shower. No soaking in a bath . cover the incisions with a gauze avoid irritation from the bra .
Showers are OK after breast reduction
As is often said, soap and water never hurts anything, and yes, showering is a definite OK right after breast augmentation.
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