How Soon Can You Swim After a Tummy Tuck?
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Activity after Tummy Tuck will depend on several variables
To a large extent, your ability to participate in any particular activity will depend on your individual healing, your surgeon's technique and preferences, and the details of the activity planned (in other words, there is swimming, and then there is Michael Phelps swimming)...
Talk to your surgeon about your desired activity- only they will be able to give you the most responsible answer.
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Swim after a tummy tuck
Only aftyer ALL the incisions are healed from 3 to 6 weeks is the time frame I recommend. But you should ALWAYS follow your surgeon's advice.
From MIAMI Dr. B
Swimming after a Tummy Tuck
There is nothing inherent in a Tummy Tuck that would prevent you from swimming. Once the drains are removed and drain openings are closed (2-3 days later) you should be able to swim IF you feel up to it.
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When your dcotor says you can.
Patients heal at varying rates and cases vary in size and complexity. I like the wound to be sealed before I allow patients to immerse themselves in water. This is usually a week or so after the drains are removed or 2-4 weeks after surgery in most cases.
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