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So for those that love to soak in a bathtub. How soon after surgery did you get in the tub for a long soak? It's been 10days and im really wanting to take a bath instead of showing.

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I didn’t ask about the tub but was told to wait a month to get I to the pool. I’m guessing it’s similar.

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1 minute ago, ShoppGirl said:

I didn’t ask about the tub but was told to wait a month to get I to the pool. I’m guessing it’s similar.

Oh wow. My book says 2 week for tub and pool. I was just hoping to cheat on a few day lol. I'm not sure I could go a month. 😳

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1 minute ago, Happy Stylist said:

Oh wow. My book says 2 week for tub and pool. I was just hoping to cheat on a few day lol. I'm not sure I could go a month. 😳

Makes you wonder when the rules are THAT different what goes into deciding.

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2 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Makes you wonder when the rules are THAT different what goes into deciding.

Yes. That's why I ask what others did. My incisions are glued and the glue is slowly coming off. My surgeon said they are healing perfectly. I'm seriously thinking about giving it a try lol

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I was told I think 4 weeks for bathing or pools. They want to make sure your incisions are fully healed. Why don't you call your surgery center to confirm?

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Just now, lizonaplane said:

I was told I think 4 weeks for bathing or pools. They want to make sure your incisions are fully healed. Why don't you call your surgery center to confirm?

I was just curious at what others did. Everyone has different rules. So I was wondering if anyone was told it was ok to bathe early then 2 weeks. But it's looking like my surgeon rule isn't as long as y'all's.

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my surgeons paperwork said specifically no submerging for 2 weeks minimum and at my two week follow up she checks my incisions and said i was clear to submerge in Water. tho every surgeon is different.

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59 minutes ago, Happy Stylist said:

So for those that love to soak in a bathtub. How soon after surgery did you get in the tub for a long soak? It's been 10days and im really wanting to take a bath instead of showing.

My surgeon said no pool for 2 weeks, no hot tub or bath for 4 weeks. If your surgeon said to wait 2 weeks, I would wait the 2 weeks. You only have 4 days to go, but there's a reason they say to wait. I wouldn't chance it.

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I was told no submersion for 4-6 weeks post op

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Will getting in & out if the bath be an issue? Remember any lifting restrictions you have. Mine was not to lift/carry anything heavier than 5kgs the first 2 weeks, then 10kg. I don’t know how you get out of the bath but I always pushed & heaved myself up & I weigh way more than 5kgs. 😂😂. Also soaking in warm Water my cause the glue to break down more quickly.

But I’d check with your team first too.

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12 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

I was told I think 4 weeks for bathing or pools. They want to make sure your incisions are fully healed. Why don't you call your surgery center to confirm?

Same, it's to prevent bacteria entering the wound site

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