When can I swim in an outdoor pool and go to the beach after liposuction?
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Swimming after liposuction
Liposuction - when to swim?
- Your own surgeon has to be your guide -
- For my patients, it depends on the pool and the beach.
- If it is a private, well-maintained pool - swimming is fine after a week.
- If it is a public pool - not for a month.
- If it is a popular beach - lots of people, children, dogs - not for a month.
- If it is a private beach or clean and has few people - 1-2 weeks.
- Why? Public beaches and pools have very very high bacterial counts. Private ones are not so bad.
Submerging wounds after surgery
This is largely dependent on how your incisions have healed. Most wounds can be submerged by 2 weeks post-op, but again every patient is different. Asking your surgeon would be your best resource.
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Liposuction, body Contouring, swimming in outdoor pool or beach, post operative rest period
Thank you for your query. There are two aspects that need to be addressed here- have the wounds all healed? and is it safe enough to start some exercises and normal activity?I would usually advice mild exercises and activities that don't disturb the operated area after all the operated wounds have healed and after about 4 to 6 weeks while heavy exercises and normal activity can be carried out after 12 weeks. You wouldn't want to disturb an operated area with activity that would cause further swelling or bleeding.However each patient and his surgery is unique and therefore the operating surgeon is the person to decide on the post operative rest period and rehabilitation programs.Best wishes,Dr Alexander+
Swimming/Pools After Liposuction
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