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How long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

How long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

Ask Your Surgeon: Much of our advice is based on sound scientific principles, however questions such as yours have a lot to do with the particular surgeon's customs, training, and experience, and are better answered by the person who closed your incisions. In my practice, i would let someone swim app. One week after drain removal, provided that they had no shoulder weakness. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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For how long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

For how long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

Varies: BUT all sutures out, skin sealed. No swelling, no drainage, good mobility. AND your surgeon says GO swim! ...Read more

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After a mastectomy and reconstruction how soon can you go in a swimming pool?

After a mastectomy and reconstruction how soon can you go in a swimming pool?

As soon as...: Your incisions have healed completely, your drains are out, and you are cleared to do so by your surgeon. ...Read more

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For how long after mastectomy can I have breast re-construction?

Your surgeon: Should provide you with option of immediate post-mastectomy reconstruction, if it is technically feasible. If, for whatever reason, you do not-or did not-have this option, you probably should wait one year after your last treatment, whether it was mastectomy or radiation treatment. Consult a reconstructive plastic surgeon for specific opinion in your case. ...Read more

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How long does a double mastectomy take?

How long does a double mastectomy take?

2-5 hours.: The length of surgery is dependent on the technique (simple-, modified radical-, nipple sparing-, etc) and whether reconstruction is performed simultaneously. A bilateral simple mastectomy alone may take less than 2 hours; this time may increase 1-3 hours with reconstruction. ...Read more

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For how long is the recovery time after a mastectomy?

About 3-6 weeks: Recovery from surgery varies in different patients. Mastectomy may or may not be accompanied with removal of lymph noded from the axilla (armpit). Also it may be done in association with or without breast reconstruction. These issues as well as other issues such as need for chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment all affect the recovery. So the recovery period varies. ...Read more

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For how long does a mastectomy surgery take?

Depends: Lumpectomy 2 hours Simple mastectomy 2-3 Radical 3-5 Also depends on size, disease, and some other surgical,features ...Read more

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How long is hospital stay for a double mastectomy?

How long is hospital stay for a double mastectomy?

Reconstruction?: It really depends on what kind of reconstruction you decide upon. The double mastectomy usually involves a 1 night hospital stay if no reconstruction is utilized. However, if a reconstruction is done using flaps, then you will probably be in the hosptial a few days to make sure everything is healing properly. ...Read more

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For how long do you think a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery should take?

For how long do you think a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery should take?

Varies: Are you looking for a surgical time, or are you looking for a time from start to finish? There are multiple reconstructive alternatives which take anywhere from 1 hour additional to 10 hours additional in the operating room. Usually the entire procedure can take upwards of 1 year to fully heal and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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How long do you think a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery should take in or?

How long do you think a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery should take in or?

It depends: Depents on the size of the breast. Whether or not an axillary node surgery such as sentinel node biopsy and/or axillary node dissection is being done and also the type of reconstruction. Usually muscle flaps take longer than implants. So based on the circumstances it may take somewhere from 3 to 5 or 6 hours. But please realize that the time of surgery is very unpredictable. ...Read more

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