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How soon after breast surgery can I shower?
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Ask your surgeon.
This will depend on the type of breast surgery that you are having.

In brief: Depends
Ask your surgeon.
This will depend on the type of breast surgery that you are having.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ask your surgeon
Every surgeon has their own instructions.
In general, the wound has one cell layer that seals the wound in 48 hours. If a waterproof dressing has been placed over the wound, then one can shower immediately.Keeping the wound clean is most important and good ole soap and water will do just fine. Call your surgeon to get specific instructions.

In brief: Ask your surgeon
Every surgeon has their own instructions.
In general, the wound has one cell layer that seals the wound in 48 hours. If a waterproof dressing has been placed over the wound, then one can shower immediately.Keeping the wound clean is most important and good ole soap and water will do just fine. Call your surgeon to get specific instructions.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Different surgeons give their patients different instructions on when they can shower after surgery.
This will depend on the type of breast surgery you have (lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, etc.) and your surgeon's standards. The best thing to do is to check with your surgeon.

In brief: Depends
Different surgeons give their patients different instructions on when they can shower after surgery.
This will depend on the type of breast surgery you have (lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, etc.) and your surgeon's standards. The best thing to do is to check with your surgeon.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ask Surgeon.
Much will depend on exactly what procedure is performed and the specific surgeon's preferences.
Therefore, these types of questions are always best addressed to your surgeon who knows your situation and is responsible for your care. Best wishes.

In brief: Ask Surgeon.
Much will depend on exactly what procedure is performed and the specific surgeon's preferences.
Therefore, these types of questions are always best addressed to your surgeon who knows your situation and is responsible for your care. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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