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Hi guys, my scars are pretty much healed and I fancy going and having a bob in the Water, a steam room and maybe jacuzzi at the local country club. Would this be an issue?

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Just confirm with your Doc. I think you should be alright tho.

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mine said to wait until all the surgical glue and scabs fell off. That took about four weeks, I think. So if you can't now, it shouldn't be too much longer...

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As long as your incisions are completely sealed, it should be okay. I think I remember the doc saying 3 weeks post-op was okay.

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I would personally weight another week or two because pools and jacuzzi's are full of germs and germ fighting chemicals, but the steam room should be fine. But if your wounds are completely closed you would probably be fine in any of the above.

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Thanks guys, my doc and dietician both said wait until week 6..... chemicals are not great with the scars. Mine are pretty good, the glue came away last week on all.

Will do what they said. But they did tell me I can start on mashed food stage so Cottage Pie tonight. It will be nice to chew something again after 3.5 weeks.

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glad you called!

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2 hours ago, Miles in the UK said:

Thanks guys, my doc and dietician both said wait until week 6..... chemicals are not great with the scars. Mine are pretty good, the glue came away last week on all.

Will do what they said. But they did tell me I can start on mashed food stage so Cottage Pie tonight. It will be nice to chew something again after 3.5 weeks.

IMHO always listen to your surgeons instructions immediately post op.

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My surgeon gave me the go ahead to swim/hot tub at 10 days post-op, so go figure. I waited a while as scars still looked a bit red. At 3 weeks I am ready to hit the hot tub.

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As long as you’re all healed, I went to Florida at 6 weeks out and went jet skiing in the ocean and swimming in the pool and ocean but I had no open area at all. You don’t want to risk infection.

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