How long should I wait before a trip to Disneyworld after hernia repair, TT and BR?

I am having a hernia repair, tummy tuck, and breast reduction. We promised the kids (8,6,4) a trip Disney world but have no clue when to plan it. How long should I wait till we go? How many weeks/months should I recovery before Disney? My surgery is in a month and we would like to go this year.

Doctor Answers 3

Wait at least 6 weeks

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You should probably wait at least 6 weeks before taking this trip. However, please ask your surgeon for their advice.

Either way, please keep your scars covered up well because tanning can lead to permanent pigmentation changes, making your scars more visible.


Would recommend at least 6 weeks - 3 months

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Having multiple procedures that involve body contouring require a certain time period of recovery before normal activities can be resumed. Taking a trip to Disneyworld is either going to require a car drive of some magnitude or an airline flight and then time spent at Disneyworld usually requires significant amounts of walking. Because, you have had multiple procedures that are fairly significant, we would normally recommend a minimum wait time between surgery and going to Disneyworld of 6 weeks and preferably closer to 2 or 3 months, because at that time you will have your normal energy back and you will be much more able to have an enjoyable vacation.

Hope this helps!

Joseph Hunstad, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Consult with your surgeon

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Surgeon's differ in the post-op instructions they give to patients.  Ask the doctor you trust to do your surgery and who knows you well what you should expect after surgery. Online answers will not serve you well and could pose risk to you.

Michael B. Tantillo, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon

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