The summertime can be a great time to recover from breast augmentation. When it’s hot outside, you will be relaxing indoors, focusing on your recovery and taking it easy. But if you are wondering when you can enjoy all those summertime activities after breast augmentation, consider that you will need to take time off from the following:
- Swimming in pools, lakes, and the ocean
- Laying out in the sun and spending a lot of time in the sun
- Strenuous activity, including surfing, kayaking, rowing, bicycling, etc.
- Travel and tourism
After breast augmentation in Florida, patients are understandably excited to hit the beach in a new swimsuit. Or, a patient may have a beachy destination vacation planned. Others want to know when they can take a dip in a swimming pool. Chlorinated pool water is the safest because it lowers the risk of infection, but you still must wait at least 1 month before submerging in pool water so that the incisions will be well-healed. If you are an athletic swimmer and plan to butterfly or breast stroke in the pool, you should wait a few months. This type of swimming stretches the chest muscles and breast tissue that need plenty of time to heal.
For ocean water, lakes, and reservoirs, it’s a good idea to wait 2-3 months because this water is untreated and could contain lots of bacteria and debris. Allowing a few months for the incisions to heal and your body to fully recover lowers you risk of infection and other problems.
Although you can take a flight about a week after your procedure, any vacation travel should be postponed for 4-6 weeks. At this point, you will be better able to carry luggage around and enjoy your destination.
Get a Customized Treatment Plan
Dr. David Bogue is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing breast enhancement for many years. He tailors each treatment plan to fit the patient’s goals, expectations, and lifestyle. He will help you understand how the breast augmentation recovery will fit into your plans and your schedule. To arrange a consultation in Boca Raton, please call our staff at 561-886-1002.