Just curious - shower after TT.

Afther having a tummy tuck when are you able to take a full real shower not sponge bath ?? On the 3rd I well be one month of having a tummy tuck ?? And when are you able to wear a girdle under wear also ?

Doctor Answers 6

Surgeons vary with their protocols

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but my tummy tuck patients can shower 2 days after surgery and can use a girdle anytime they want as long as it wasn't a struggle to put on.  I prefer using waist cinchers that have hook and eye closures.

Shower after surgery

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Thank you for your question.  Every surgeon has a different post operative protocol they want their patients to follow.  Call your surgeon's office and ask them what their shower protocol is after surgery.  

Shower after tummy tuck?

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Congratulations on having undergone the tummy tuck procedure.  You will find that postoperative routines will vary from one plastic surgeon to another;  best to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions precisely.

 Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Shower after TT

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You should follow your plastic surgeons advice.

I usually use waterproof dressings and I advise my patients they can shower from 48 to 72 hours. However, if they get the dressings waterlogged then they should be changed to a clean dressing.

Showering After a Tummy Tuck

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This is something you need to check with your surgeon about. For my patients, I allow them to shower 24 hours after their drains have been removed and the drain incisions have healed becoming "waterproof" preventing bacteria from entering. Good luck.


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Thank you for the question and every surgeon has his own protocol.  I allow patients to shower at 3 days post op.

Dr Corbin

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