Sex After Tummy Tuck

My husband is in another country and has been for almost 2 years so I rarely get to see him except if I go there for a week or he comes here for a week. This means I have to use other things (toys). I would like to know, how long should I wait before using them safely? I'm at 4 weeks post tummy tuck today.

Doctor Answers 10

Discuss it with your surgeon

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Discussing it with your surgeon in a frank way is the best answer, as only he/she knows how healed you are at 4 weeks. Most of our patients resume sexual activity within a month of abdominoplasty, but everyone heals differently and there are specific concerns for each patient. So talk it over with your doctor and you will get the best answer.

Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Activity after abdominoplasty

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Any activity that raises your blood pressure should be avoided for at least a month. This includes sexual activity. Make sure to start off gently because you don't want to risk an injury or delaying your recovery.

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Sex after Tummy Tuck

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Becoming intimate after abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is highly variable and depends on each individual. It depends on how active you are and how long it takes your pain to comfortably subside. You should not do any abdominal exercises for 10 weeks but sex/masterbation is generally acceptable after at least 3-4 weeks as long as you are gentle. Be sure to follow up with your plastic surgeon to see what their specific recommendations are as well.

Sex after Tummy Tuck

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Thank you for your question.

Sexual activity one month after tummy tuck should not be a problem but it would be wise to double check with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

OK to Resume Sexual Activity After 1 Month

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I generally ask my patients to wait at least one month after an abdominoplasty before any sexual activity.  After that, it really just depends on how you feel.  If everything feels OK and is not hurting, then it should be safe to do.  Just let your body tell you what you can and cannot do.  If you get sore, just back off.  But, if it feels fine, that means it is ok to do.  I hope this helps.

Wait 4 Weeks!

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Sexual activity should be avoided for at least one month following abdominoplasty.This type of activity can elevate blood pressure and pulse rates and lead to hemo-dynamic changes.These changes can result in post-operative complications such as bleeding and seroma formation.In addition, physical exertion can cause stretching and pulling of the soft tissues which can traumatize fresh surgical wounds that are still healing.Under these circumstances, the incidence of wound healing complications would be expected to increase. It’s important that you consult your surgeon if you have concerns regarding sexual activity following abdominoplasty.

Sex after Surgery

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This largely depends on how extensive your procedure was. Always best to check with your plastic surgeon for the best advice. I generally allow most of my tt patients to have sex after six weeks with the woman in the top position so she is in control to make it less likely for an injury to occur.

Sex After Tummy Tuck

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I think at 4 to 6 weeks you should be healed enough for sexual activity.  Patients do heal at different rates and you should check with your surgeon prior to commencing your sexual activity.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 113 reviews

Sex After TT

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One month is probably OK to wait after a TT for sexual activity.  This is quite variable though and you should consult your PS for his/her specific advice.

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Activity after a tummy tuck

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Discuss this with your surgeon. He/she knows exactly what was done in the surgery and when it is reasonable to resume sexual activity. The internet is not a good place to get this advice.

Jack Gelman, MD
Frankfort Plastic Surgeon

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