I had breast augmentation 5 1/2 weeks ago and the incision looks perfectly closed but at the end of the incision I can feel a tiny piece of thread. Is it safe for me to go swimming in the ocean?
Is It Okay To Go Swimming in the Ocean 5.5 Weeks Post BA And A String From the Stitch is Visible?
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Is it ok to go swimming in the ocean 5.5 weeks post-BA and a string from the stitch is visible?
However, I allow my patients to shower and clean incisions at 3 days postoperative. Regardless, the answer will vary amongst plastic surgeons and you should discuss this with your surgeon and follow his/her instructions. Best wishes!
Swim in ocean after breast aug
Swimming in oceans at 5 weeks should be fine. An exposed suture is likely a partially dissolved suture. See your plastic surgeon to have it removed. As pitting suture in not uncommon.
Swimming 5 weeks after breast augmentation
Yes it should be fine to go swimming 5 weeks after your breast augmentation. The suture you mention is also likely not an issue since it is most likely near the skin and the implant is far deeper than that. However, exposed sutures are not the norm at 5 weeks and you should have your plastic surgeon take a look at it and address it.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
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Thank you for the question.
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Swimming 5 1/2 weeks after breast augmentation is typically quite safe. However, if there is a visible suture along one of the incisions, then I would recommend following up with your surgeon to have the scar evaluated and suture clipped prior to getting into the ocean. This is typically not indicative of a significant problem, especially since the wound has been healing well, but it is always a good idea to check back with your surgeon when there are sutures visible following cosmetic surgery.
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I typically instruct my breast augmentation patients to avoid soaking in water for 4 weeks after surgery. This allows the incision adequate time to fully heal. If you have a visible stitch, this could possibly indicate a small area of wound separation, although it is more likely that your body is healing and moving toward dissolving and expelling the deep, absorbable stitches. The safest advice is to see your plastic surgeon so that he/she can examine your incision and advise you whether you are safe to soak in the ocean.
All the best,