I know this is an out there question but I need an answer . I'm about a month po and all of my stitches are out. I'd like to know my limitations
How Soon After a Tummy Tuck / Breast Lift Can I Give/receive Oral Sex?
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Abdominoplasty involves a recovery period of 10 to 14 days longer than most plastic surgical procedures. Initial discomfort and decreased mobility is typical. To decrease this discomfort, we offer a long acting local anesthetic. This numbing injection solution (Exparel) which lasts for 3-4 days allows for an easier recovery and is preferable to older pain pump technology.
3-5 days or more of assistance at home is usually indicated. We can arrange for a nurse to stay with you if helpful.
You will be encouraged to move and walk regularly starting the day of surgery. Wearing your TED stockings at all times, except while washing, to prevent venous clots (deep vein thrombosis) is mandatory.
Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days. No sports or heavy lifting for 6 weeks or more – please discuss with your doctor for specific questions.
Sexual activity after breast lift/tummy tuck
Sexual activity after Plastic Surgery
Hello 'Duve428', thanks for your candid question. Although the best person to check with is your plastic surgeon, a good rule of thumb that I tell my patients is that if it hurts, don't do it. That being said, assuming everything is healing well without any active issues, you should be able to partake gentle sexual activity without heavy exertional activity or muscle strains at one month postop. Avoid any tension or pressure on incisions, and especially the abdominal musculature that has been tightened with sutures. Otherwise, as long as you use good common sense, you should be OK. Hope that helps.
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