How Long Should I Wait to Have Sex After Implants and Lipo?

How long should i wait to have sex after breast implants, lower tummy and rear end liposculpture?

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Sex after BA

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Your plastic surgeon will give you the best answer in your specific case about this and sex. For most of my patients I allow sex to begin at 6 weeks with the woman on top to minimize the risk of trauma. Here are some of the guidelines I give my patients following breast reduction: Following surgery, you will be walking in a bent-over position to keep tension off the newly tightened skin incision site. Although strenuous activity, and lifting more than twenty pounds, must be avoided for 6 weeks, some people can return to work and daily activities as soon as 2 weeks after surgery. Softening of the surgical scars, return of sensation, and improvement of shape may take several months to a year or more. Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days. No sports or heavy lifting for 6 weeks or more – please discuss with your doctor for specific questions.


Sex after breast augmentation

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Thank you for your question. I generally recommend waiting until all the swelling is down before engaging in sexual activity. So typically two weeks would be fine. However, I would not recommend a lot breast manipulation as part of your sexual activities until you are closer to six weeks.

Sex after implants

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I try to have my patients refrain from acitivities that will raise their heart rate too much for at least 3-4 weeks but usually sexual activity for about 6 weeks.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Sex and Surgery

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Dear Losgalos,

The standard answer is about six weeks. Recovery can be individualized based on how well you are healing. Speak with your surgeon to see if you can increase your activity at this time. I hope this helps.

Dr. ES

Sex after plastic surgery

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My opinion is that the tummy part will be the limiting factor. Usually, full activities can be resumed after about 6 weeks. You should discuss with your surgeon for more specifics.

Sexual activity and breast augmentation, liposuction

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I advise my patients to wait at least 3 weeks after surgery, but your surgeon may have a specific recommendation based upon your particular procedure.

I suggest checking with his or her office and following their instructions to avoid complications and ensure the best possible outcome. Good luck

Waiting Period for Sex after Abdomen and Back Lipo / Breast Augmentation

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Dear Losgalos in Sd, I salute your dedication and drive!

I would advise you consult with your Plastic surgeon and see what he/she suggests.

In my opinion, there is no point in placing an artificial S-day deadline on you. If you are ready and want to have sex (and are not forced into it) and as long as you have protective sensation and use common sense you should be fine. It would take a lot of mis-directed effort on your part to hurt anything.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Sexual activity following plastic or cosmetic surgery

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I would first ask your surgeon for their specific recommendations regarding post operative activity and limitations. Generally speaking, gentle sexual activities can resume at 6 weeks but this can vary depending on the extent of the surgical procedures.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

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