I'm going to the beach with my family 2 weeks post surgery. Will this be a disaster?
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Beach vacation two weeks after plastic surgery
Thank you for your question. The amount of time of rest depends on which type of surgery you have. After major surgeries including breast augmentation and abdominoplasty and facelift and rhinoplasty etc. I recommend no strenuous activity for a minimum of six weeks. You can walk along the beach. Walking is encouraged to prevent deep venous thrombosis. You should not engage in fun activities which require strenuous exercise. It is imperative to keep your heart rate less than 100 bpm. My suggestion to you is to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the beach and the ocean and relax and take it easy. Best wishes in your recovery!
Sun exposure and activity post surgery
Thanks for your question.
It depends on what procedure you had done and location. I generally do not allow my patients to do any strenuous activity for 4 weeks. Sun exosure is another issue as the skin is numb in areas and more sensative to sun exposure which can allow for burns. Relax, wear #40 sunblock and cover the surgical sites with clothing.
Try to enjoy your trip.
Consult with your surgeon for their directions.