How long after surgery will I be able to Jacuzzi? Im going for full tummy tuck and breast lift?
Swimming, Jacuzzi After Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift Surgery?
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Swimming/ Jacuzzi after tummy tuck and breast lift surgery.
Unless there is a complication with healing, the incisions are water-tight by 48 hours. At this point, there is no risk of incisional infection from a hot tub or pool. However, after a tummy tuck and breast lift procedure I prefer to leave surgical tape in place for 3 weeks and ask my patients not to soak the incisions until these have been removed.
Check with your chosen surgeon on their own preferences and follow their guidlines.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
You should at least avoid swimming pools for 4 weeks after tummy tuck and breast augmentation. However if incisions are not completely healed you should wait longer. Wait at least two weeks after complete healing. Hot juccusis are to be avoided for 3-4 months. It is because stomach skin is numb after tummy tuck and hot water can cause scalding. Lake waters are not as clean as pool water and should be avoided at least for six weeks after surgery.
Pool, 6 weeks. Jacuzzi, 8 weeks. Better to be safe.....
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Unless there is a problem with healing all incisions are watertight in 24-48 hrs. However I do not recommend swimming or jacuzzi so early time after surgery. There are many other organisms in this water that are harmful and to be superinfected with a strange bug after all of this effort does not make sense. Better to be a little more conservative for this short period of time.
Swimming after mommy makeover
I advise my patients to avoid submerging themselves in water until their incisions are completely sealed. This usually takes at least 3-6 weeks, depending on how well you are healing. You can potentially get a wound infection if you soak in contaminated water (pools, jacuzzis, etc) and your incision isn't completely healed. And of course, it's best to follow up with your plastic surgeon and listen to his/her advice.
I hope that helps and wish you all the best!
Swimming after a mommy makeover
The answer depends on your comfort level and your plastic surgeon. If everything is all healed then the only restriction of you getting into the swimming pool or jacuzzi would be the abdominal binder. Once you are released from wearing your abdominal binder you may start enjoying your swimming pool and jacuzzi.
All the best,
Wait About 6 Weeks
The choice to make a body improvement is a personal one, not a medical necessity. However, the body does not know that it was not a medical necessity and still requires about 6 weeks of healing (providing all incisions are closed) before dipping into swimming pools, especially a jacuzzi. Even the smallest of separations of incisions is an entry port for bacterial and potential for infection.
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