After smart lipo on thighs now long do you need to wait to go in the sun?

After smart lipo on thighs now long do you need to wait to go in the sun? As I know you have to wait after a tummy tuck also can you get laser to reduce or remove belly button scar left from tummy tuck?

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Sun exposure is okay a few weeks after surgery but swelling and bruising will persist for a bit after surgery and needs the proper aftercare.  Best, Dr. Emer.


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You can go out in the sun whenever you want after lipo

Scars get dark if they're out in the sun in the early healing phase. Other than than, there's no concern that the sun will cause problems. Too much heat early on will worsen swelling though. Keep the scars covered and you should be good to go.

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