When I will be able to soak in a bath? I am now 5 weeks after Breast augmentation surgery. (photo)

390 gel implants under the muscle. I still have some plasters covering my incisions and I wonder when I will be able to sit in a bath? Huge thank you to you all for support!

Doctor Answers 12

When I will be able to soak in a bath? I am now 5 weeks after Breast augmentation surgery.

I think the key is making sure your incisions are fully healed prior to getting in a tub or pool. Best to ask your operating surgeon if you still aren't sure. Good luck!

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 99 reviews

Make Sure Incisions Have Healed First

Soaking in a nice warm bath is something that many patients want to do soon after getting breast augmentation, but it's important to wait until the incisions are completely healed beforehand. It's essential to seek out follow your plastic surgeon's instructions, even on everyday questions like this. If you're unsure at all about your recovery, get in touch with your plastic surgeon's office to have your specific questions answered.

Paul Whidden, MD
Calgary Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Wait for Incisions to Heal

Thanks for your question and congratulations on your recent procedure! It's best to wait for the incisions to be completely healed before submerging in a bath for a long period of time. Good luck on your healing process and congratulations again!

Brian K. Reedy, MD
Reading Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 144 reviews

Able to bathe

Your should be well healed by now and I would just check with your surgeon before swimming or bathing. Can't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to.

James Murphy, FRCS(Plast)
Manchester Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

When can I soak in a tub after breast augmentation

I allow my patients to soak or swim after the incision is fully healed. This is usually by 2 weeks.  I would recommend you discuss with your operating surgeon and get their recommendation.


Ralph Trey Aquadro, MD
Auburn Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Bathing Post Op


It would be best to ask your Plastic Surgeon this question. Typically my patients have their steri strips removed 2-3 weeks post op and I allow bathing and swimming at two weeks. Your Plastic Surgeon will be able to clear you for those activities.

All the best

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

Bathing After Breast Augmentation #breastaugmentation

  • I usually recommend that my breast augmentation patients wait 2 weeks before bathing or swimming.
  • You should be just fine bathing at this point.  Certainly, you may double check with your plastic surgeon.

Joshua Cooper, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Soaking after breast augmentation

While every surgeon is different, I typically would allow a patient to soak in a bathtub at about 3 weeks after breast augmentation.  I would recommend contacting your surgeon's office, and follow his or her instructions expressly.  Best wishes.

Jeffrey Ridha, MD
Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Breast implants - can I tub soak at 5 weeks?

Thank you for your question about your breast augmentation.

If you were my patient, I'd let you soak in the tub now./
Every surgeon has a different protocol, so please contact your own surgeon for permission.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews


Most women can bathe after four weeks. However, I would suggest calling your doctor's office and asking when you may bathe and when you can remove your strips.

Connie Hiers, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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