A 43-year-old member asked:
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after a mastectomy and reconstruction how soon can you go in a swimming pool?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: Type of reconstructive surgery, but probably about a month. Ask your surgeon for specific details.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
As soon as...: Your incisions have healed completely, your drains are out, and you are cleared to do so by your surgeon.
Answered on Jun 6, 2016
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Varies: BUT all sutures out, skin sealed. No swelling, no drainage, good mobility. AND your surgeon says GO swim!
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