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How long after a tummy tuck should you wait before having sex?

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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6 weeks

In general, most surgeons advise patients to wait 6 weeks after any major surgery before vigorous activity, including sex.
Scars get about 80 % of their final strength at that time and are less likely to open up.

In brief: 6 weeks

In general, most surgeons advise patients to wait 6 weeks after any major surgery before vigorous activity, including sex.
Scars get about 80 % of their final strength at that time and are less likely to open up.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6 weeks

I tell patients to refrain from any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 6 weeks after a tummy tuck.
After 6 weeks, up to the patient.

In brief: 6 weeks

I tell patients to refrain from any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 6 weeks after a tummy tuck.
After 6 weeks, up to the patient.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 4-6 weeks

I usually recommend to my patients to go at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck before any vigourous exercise or strenuous activity.
Sex would put the same strain on the areas that were operated on.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

I usually recommend to my patients to go at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck before any vigourous exercise or strenuous activity.
Sex would put the same strain on the areas that were operated on.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Will vary on extent

There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery.
Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player. However 6 weeks is a generally safe time in most patients.

In brief: Will vary on extent

There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery.
Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player. However 6 weeks is a generally safe time in most patients.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Sex after Tummy Tuck

I use to tell people to wait a month, then a patient of mine showed me how she respectfully ignored my advice.
Gentle sex is possible sooner...2-3 weeks. More info is here: http://psinteractive.Net/birdsbee.Htm.

In brief: Sex after Tummy Tuck

I use to tell people to wait a month, then a patient of mine showed me how she respectfully ignored my advice.
Gentle sex is possible sooner...2-3 weeks. More info is here: http://psinteractive.Net/birdsbee.Htm.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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