I recently had a full tummy tuck in June, I'm in my two week post op and things are looking ok, still have some swelling though, So I have this trip in August to the beach and I was wondering if I would be able to wear a two piece bathing suit.
Can You Wear a Two-piece Bathing Suit Two Months After a Tummy Tuck?
Doctor Answers (5)
Protect new scars from sun exposure
At this time, your scar is still new and is more visible. It generally takes about a year for scars to mature, by which time it will most likely fade into a silvery thin line. Hyperpigmentation can make scarring more visible, and is worsened by sun exposure. You should avoid exposing your scar to the sun, particularly for the full year after your surgery. You can try silicone gel or silicone sheeting, which can help reduce the appearance of scars. Please ask your surgeon for their advice as well.
Two piece and tummy tuck
Pablo Prichard, MD
You should be able to wear two piece bathing suit after two months.
Majority of swelling will come down in 1-2 months. It may take two to three months to get the final contour from tummy tuck (with/without liposuction). You should be able to go on a vacation and wear a two-piece bathing suit.
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Your swelling should continue to go down but you can wear a bathing suit at any time. Watch my video.