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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It varies

It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing.
Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear.

In brief: It varies

It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing.
Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: A couple of days

You will be swollen after surgery.
So it might be advisable to wait and purchase new clothing for a couple of weeks to a month after your breast augmentation surgery. If you do wear a bathing suit make sure scars if visible are covered with sunscreen during the first month of healing.

In brief: A couple of days

You will be swollen after surgery.
So it might be advisable to wait and purchase new clothing for a couple of weeks to a month after your breast augmentation surgery. If you do wear a bathing suit make sure scars if visible are covered with sunscreen during the first month of healing.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Greg Sexton
If the implants are under the muscle, it will take 3 months for stretching and final shape. You can wear a swim suit sooner, but you may have more fullness superiorly than you will have later.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Soon!

You can wear a swimsuit once initially healing of the incisions are complete - after about 12-14 days.
Don't tan, though - it will make your scars darker!

In brief: Soon!

You can wear a swimsuit once initially healing of the incisions are complete - after about 12-14 days.
Don't tan, though - it will make your scars darker!
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several days

It does not take long to return to normal activity after breast augmentation surgery.
However you must allow for time for the incision to heal and if you plan on being in the sun it is important where sun block. Consult your plastic surgeon for specific details.

In brief: Several days

It does not take long to return to normal activity after breast augmentation surgery.
However you must allow for time for the incision to heal and if you plan on being in the sun it is important where sun block. Consult your plastic surgeon for specific details.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Almost immediately

However activities such as swimming or tanning or volleyball will likely be deferred for weeks or months depending on the approach or technique and the extent if bruising.

In brief: Almost immediately

However activities such as swimming or tanning or volleyball will likely be deferred for weeks or months depending on the approach or technique and the extent if bruising.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast

2 days to a week sunscreen must be applied if your comfortable one to two days www.
Thehaguecenter.Com.

In brief: Breast

2 days to a week sunscreen must be applied if your comfortable one to two days www.
Thehaguecenter.Com.
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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