Each plastic surgeon has its specific postoperative care, you should ask. In Tummy tuck I like the drain out before let patient take a shower.
When can I bathe after surgery?
Thanks for your question. The answer really depends upon the judgment of your plastic surgeon.
I have different bathing restrictions depending upon the surgery that is performed. Your surgeons will likely want to see your drains out ( if any) and that your wounds are healing nicely before soaking in a tub.
I let my own patients shower relatively early, but soak only when the wounds are clearly well sealed.
Your PS will likely give you specific instructions based upon the surgery that you are having.
Bathing after Mommy Makeover
Your plastic surgeon should provide you with detailed post op instructions, so it is best to ask for his or her recommendations. Best of luck
Your Plastic Surgeon will discuss your post operative care prior to surgery. On average, showers are recommended for the first 3 weeks. Best wishes!
Your plastic surgeon will provide you with post-op care for your mommy makeover, typically you can expect not to bathe for 2-3 weeks.
Good Luck with your surgery
Bathing after mommy makeover
If you heal as expected, you should be able to bathe 2-3 weeks after surgery. My patients can shower 36 hours after surgery, but I do not use drains with the tummy tuck surgery. Back when I used drains, I would let them shower when the drains were removed.
Bath following Mommy Makeover
The short answer to your question is, it depends on your surgeon's recommendations. Each surgeon has slightly different postoperative recommendations for surgical procedure. These recommendations are usually based on current literature and practices learned during training. In general, surgeons usually wait at least two weeks after all incisions are closed and drains removed before allowing patients to submerge incision sites. Hope this helps.