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Frequently Asks Questions

COMMON POST OP QUESTIONS

  1. How long should I sleep inclined?
    • 2 weeks
  2.  When after surgery can I take a bath?
    • 6 weeks
  3. When can I shower after surgery?
    • You can shower once drains are removed otherwise you’re cleared to shower within a few days after surgery
  4. How long do I have to wait to go swimming?
    • 6 weeks
  5. My incision is itchy what should I do?
    • Inform the office
  6. How long should I wear compression socks for after BA/Abdominoplasty?
    • 24/7 until you’re returning to normal daily activities
  7. How long until I can workout after Breast Aug?
    • Exercise should be avoided until 4 weeks after surgery
  8. How long do I leave the tape on my incision?
    • Until the tape falls of
  9. How long is it normal to be swollen for after surgery?
    • Swelling can last from several weeks to months everyone heals differently based on complexity of the case
  10. Can I take my binder off the day after my abdominoplasty?
    • Patients should wear their binder 24/7 for 6 weeks after surgery. Its ok to remove the binder to wash it and to shower. We advise all patients to maintain a tight compression
  11. Can I straighten my torso the day after surgery?
    • No, patients should remain in a hunched over position to eliminate tension on the incision for the first 5 days after surgery
  12. Am I ok to take ibuprofen or aleve for pain now?
    • After abdominoplasty patient can start to take ibuprofen 1 week after surgery
  13. When can I start the gel strips for scaring?
    • 3 weeks after surgery as long as all steristrips have fallen off on their own
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