Can I get a spray tan 8 days post op Breast augmentation? (photos)

I am 8 days post opp with little swelling and hardly any bruising except around the incision. Should i cover the incisions? I get spray tans regularly, but understand why my surgeon would not want my skin discolored at my next appt, but am dying to get one for my birthday. I have surgical glue instead of steristrips if that helps!

Doctor Answers 4

Can I get a spray tan after Breast Augmentation surgery?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
The best doctor to ask about spray tanning is your plastic surgeon. In my practice, I advise patients to cover the incision when having a spray tan this close to their breast augmentation surgery. Enjoy your birthday!

Spray tan

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Better to ask your plastic surgeon or his assistant. I think you should be fine to get a spray tan, but I would keep any product away from your actual incisions.

Kiran Polavarapu, MD
Fort Worth Plastic Surgeon


{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
I don't see any reason for not getting a spray tan. Your incisions are covered with the Dermabond. I would ask your surgeon to be certain, as all of us have different post-op management procedures. 


Kirk Moore, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Spray tan 8 days post breast aug

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Hello cbe007-
Keep your incision site clean and free from foreign material including spray tan until it has completely healed and you have been given the okay by your plastic surgeon. 
Happy Bday!

Mark Anton, MD, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.