How long after a tummy tuck can I get a Brazilian wax? (photo)

I get Brazilian waxes every four weeks. I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair on April 29 and suppose to go get a Brazilian wax May 21st. Is this too soon? Do I need to wait until I'm at least 6 weeks post op or will I be ok?

Doctor Answers 8

Waxing after a tummy tuck

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I would recommend waiting 4-6 weeks after your tummy tuck for waxing to help prevent any disturbance with your healing.

Timing of a brazilian wax after a tummy tuck.

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It is always best to ask your Plastic Surgeon when the best time is to restart your brazilian wax routine. It typically is 6-8 weeks, but I recommend to my patients that they not have waxing along the tummy tuck incision for at least 8-12 weeks because the trauma from the waxing can irritate the scar. You can always shave until your surgeon feels its safe.
Good Luck!

How long after a tummy tuck can I get a Brazilian wax?

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This is a great question dfor the operative surgeon to respond to. Best to cal or see him/her with this issue.... 

Brazilian wax after tummy tuck

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Thank you for your picture. I don't think waiting 4 versus 6 weeks makes a difference in my mine. You should ask this question directly to your operating surgeon.

How long after a tummy tuck can I get a Brazilian wax?

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This should be directed to the plastic surgeon who is taking care of you. Follow all of his or her instructions.


Robert Singer , MD  FACS

La Jolla, California

Instructions after surgery

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Your best advice for post-operative care and instructions will come from your surgeon - who is after all the person to whom you entrusted your surgical care.

Michael B. Tantillo, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon

How long after a tummy tuck can I get a Brazilian wax?

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I always recommend my patients to wait until the incision is fully healed 6-8 weeks at least--- but you should always consult with your surgeon first.

Brazilian Wax post tummy tuck

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Check with your plastic surgeon. Waxing can be unsanitary. Consider laser hair removal instead. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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