Vacationing After a Mommy Makeover
Most patients are good to #travel 4 weeks after a #MommyMakeover. You should ask your plastic surgeon for specific advice per your procedure. Additionally, I would suggest you wear #TED #hose and also make a point to move about on the aircraft when feasible to prevent DVT.
I typically advise 8-12 weeks...
A mommy makeover like you are having is a great way to deal
with all of the areas of your body that have been changed by pregnancy, but do
realize it is a big surgery and there is significant down time afterwards.Your plan for vacation 7 weeks post-op
usually would work out fine, but realize that if there are any ‘glitches’ or
setbacks in healing you may not be able to participate in activities like
swimming or sports.If there are ANY
open spots in your incisions or stitches poking out they act as access points
for infection (especially in public pools, lakes and sea water).It will be very important for you to be
extremely careful to follow instructions/restrictions during your early healing
in order to prevent wound breakdown or cause slow healing.I also would recommend you see your surgeon
in the week before your trip so he/she can make sure you are ready for those
activities.I usually recommend that my
patient plan surgery at least 8-12 weeks before any important events or trips
so they do not take a chance of getting caught in that situation and not be at
their best or able to enjoy themselves when the time comes.If at all possible you might think about
moving your surgery up a little or vacation back to take the pressure off.Good luck with surgery and enjoy your trip!
Ask your surgeon but it may be okay
If your recovery goes smoothly, it should be okay to do the activities you've described. Make sure to keep your incisions covered up, though, since tanning them can make them look worse.
Thank you for your question. At seven weeks post-op you should be fine to do the activities you have described. Be sure to seek the advice of your surgeon first, though. Also, make sure that you are listening to your body, as you will still be in the healing process.
All the best,
Should be ok but ask your surgeon
You should be fine to travel and swim 7 weeks post-op. However, this is best to be discussed in person with your plastic surgeon and also depends on how you heal.
Traveling Post Procedures
Congratulations on your decision
to have plastic surgery. Without seeing you in person and knowing your
health history, it is impossible
to say. However, in general, my patients are completely fine to travel at seven
weeks. Be sure to discuss this with
your board certified plastic surgeon directly as they will appreciate the open
to you and have fun at Disney. –Dr. Coan.
As long as your recovery is going well and you’re healing
normally, you should be able to go on your family vacation, walk and swim with
no issues 7 weeks out. I recommend discussing your plans with your PS for more
specific instructions and recommendations. Make sure to keep your scars covered
so they are out of the sun. Best of luck.
This is a question for you chosen surgeon. In general, as long as there are no complications you should be fine for your trip and swimming by 7 weeks.
Timing of travel after mommy makeover.
Provided there are no complications you should be fine for your vacation seven weeks after mommy makeover. Specific restrictions overactivity and exposure to swimming pool or ocean water will come from your own surgeon.
At 7 weeks you should be able to travel and resume normal activities. Swimming should be fine barring any wound healing problems. My patients wear an abdominal binder for 6 weeks after surgery. Many choose to wean themselves off the binder over the 7th or 8th week because of the support that it lends so be aware that your core muscles may still have some intermittent soreness with some activities. Discuss your travel plans with your surgeon and follow his/her recommendations.