When Can I Go in the Hot Tub After TT, BA? I Am 6 Weeks Post-op and my Doctor Said I Could Swim, but I Wasn't Sure About Hot Tub
Hot Tub After Mommy Makeover? 6 Weeks Post Op.
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Hot tub to celebrate mommy makeover
You should be able to use a hot tub after six weeks post mommy makeover. As long as ALL the incisions have completely healed. Please also check with your surgeon. Remember your sensation can be altered so don't make the hot tub too warm.
Good luck and thank you for the question.
Anire Okpaku MD
Hot tub after mommy makeover
I would stress caution about a hot tub this early after tummy tuck...as one of the doctors has said, the skin of your tummy will not respond normally at this time during the healing process...I have had one patient have a third degree burn in her tummy after sunbathing too early after a tummy tuck (right through her one piece suit!)...patience and you will be able to enjoy things after a few more weeks...
Hot Tub after Tummy Tuck
A hot tub will increase the temperature of your skin, and the way your body responds to this is by increasing blood flow to "wash away" the heat (the same way your face gets red when you get hot). The numbness of the skin after a tummy tuck (due to dividing the nerves to the skin when the skin is elevated) results in your inability to feel the heat. After a TT the heat accumulates because the blood supply is decreased (also by elevating the skin), but you cannot feel it, and then burns result. We also ask our patients to avoid wearing all black bathing suits for 3 months after a tummy tuck (just like black car seats a black swim suit can accumulate heat). So I would ask my patients to avoid a hot tub for 3 months unless they were very careful!
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Activity after Mommy Makeover
If your PS has cleared you to get into a pool to swin, then I think you should be OK for the hot tub. Resume all activity * gradually * and avoid overdoing it. And keep hydrated. Enjoy your results!
Hot Tub after Mommy Makeover?
Congratulations on having undergone the mommy makeover surgery. Always in your best interests to check with your plastic surgeon regarding specific postoperative activity, given that he/she is ultimately responsible for your care and is aware of your progress ( and/or any complications you may have experienced).
My advice-- wait 6 weeks!
Wait, 6 weeks.
Theoretically, once the skin edges have sealed in about 48 hours following surgery, these activities can be resumed.In reality, many patients have drains in place for three weeks or longer.Additionally, small absorbable interrupted sutures may break through the skin and become exposed.In this situation, infection could occur in a patient who is submerged in a Jacuzzi, pool, pond or ocean.Each of these environments may have unique and, in some cases, antibiotic resistant bacteria that could lead to a significant infection.
In addition, plastic surgeons generally don’t recommend resumption of strenuous activities for at least six weeks following Mommy Makeover surgery.Watersports and swimming can create significant strain on the core muscles of the abdomen and should, therefore be avoided in the immediate post-operative period.
It’s important to remember that every patient’s procedure and post-operative course is unique.For these reasons, make sure you consult your plastic surgeon before getting in to the water.