How Long After a Tummy Tuck Can You Have Sex?

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Intercourse after TummyTuck

Thank you for your question. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on the extent of your abdominoplasty and your general physical condition. Any sexual activity should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks. Dhaval M. Patel Double board certified Plastic surgeon Hoffman Estates BarringtonOakbrook Chicago

Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Sex after Surgery

This largely depends on how extensive your procedure was. Always best to check with your plastic surgeon for the best advice. I generally allow most of my tt patients to have sex after six weeks with the woman in the top position so she is in control to make it less likely for an injury to occur.


Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Sex after a tummy tuck

It really depends on whether you will be the passive or active one.  If you're the passive one, 3 weeks is probably reasonable assuming your healing has been uneventful but if you're going to be the active one, you need more time to heal.  And of course, you should get your surgeon's blessing since he/she will be the one managing any issues that may arise out of your activities.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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How Long After a Tummy Tuck Can You Have Sex?

Assuming all is healing well, 6 weeks is safe for pretty much any activity. Best to check with your surgeon, who knows what was done, and has followed your recovery. All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Sex

Most patients wait until the tapes and sutures are removed before resuming their sexual activity.  Usually this is 3 weeks.  Be careful not to open up any incisions, as it takes 6 weeks for the scar to heal completely.  Take care of yourself!

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Sex after a tummy tuck

Surgeons may have different advise so you should really go with what your surgeon recommends. Good luck.

Ronald Schuster, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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