How long do I keep the tape on over my absorbable stitches after a Breast augmentation?

I got my breast augmentation yesterday and I forgot to ask how long I needed to keep the tape on for my stiches to let them heal ??

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How long do I keep the tape on over my absorbable stitches after a Breast augmentation?

Thank you for your question. I would suggest you run this question by your
plastic surgeon given that he/she is ultimately responsible for your care and
knows your situation  best. Each individual surgeon has their own post-operative
instructions. That being said, typically we advise our patients to try to not remove the tape for one week, at which time we will remove the tape during their one week follow up appointment. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.


An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic
surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Breast augmentation post op care

Thank you for your question.  The best advice is to always consult with your operating surgeon first when it comes toquestion on your post operative care and instructions.  That being said, typically we advise our patients to try to not remove the tape for one week, at which time we will remove the tape during their one week follow up appoinment.

Best regrds,
Dr. Lane F. Smith, MD
Plastic Surgeon
Las Vegas, NV

Lane Smith, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 84 reviews

Post op Breast Augmentation

Thank you for your question. Recommendations for removal vary from surgeon to surgeon so it's best to contact your plastic surgeon for his/ her recommendation. Best of luck with your recovery,

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon
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My patients leave  the tape on until it falls off on its own. Check with your surgeon for his or her instructions. Best of luck.

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This is a question that should be only answered by your plastic surgeon. In my own practice the patients leave them in place until late fall off of their own accord usually in four or five days.

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This is definitely a question I would ask you plastic surgeon as everyone has a different opinion and a reason for that opinion. How you heal in the first several weeks can also impact the decisions. Check with you plastic surgeon for specifics. 


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Please call your plastic surgeons office and ask them to review your post-op instructions.   Best of luck

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