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Intercourse after tummy tuck

A tummy tuck surgery is a surgical procedure that helps remove the pooch that might have developed because of pregnancy or weight loss. Most of the time, this pooch is made of excess skin and fat. This excess skin and fat can be removed through the tummy tuck surgery so that patients can have a flat stomach.

This beautiful transformation can certainly boost a woman’s confidence. It can also make her husband even more attracted to her because of her sexier and improved body. It is possible that this attraction can lead to sexual intercourse. Although it is possible to have sex after the tummy tuck surgery, a patient should wait for about 3-4 weeks before doing it.

Most surgeons will tell their patients to wait for an average of 4 to 8 weeks before engaging in sexual intercourse. This is to ensure that the body properly heals first before going through vigorous activities such as sexual intercourse. Sex is a strenuous physical activity that can cause pressure and tension on the suture that can cause it to open.

Aside from the tension and pressure, having sex before or during the healing period may also increase the patient’s blood pressure. Surgeons will advise patients not to do things that could increase their blood pressure because it can also increase the chances of bleeding or developing a hematoma.

During sexual intercourse, the abdominal muscles move a lot. Since the abdominal muscles are not completely healed yet, unnecessary movement of the abdominal wall will increase the chances of developing a seroma. This may prolong the healing of the wound.

Your surgeon is the only one who knows how long you have to wait before you can safely have sexual intercourse. This is because he was the one who performed the surgery and he knows how extensive the wounds are and how long they will heal. Thus, patients just have to trust their surgeons about the healing time needed before they can have sex. Surgeons are only looking out for their patients’ wellbeing so it is better to take their advice and let the body heal first before doing such activities.

It is advisable not to have sex right after or the following day after the tummy tuck surgery because complications may develop. These complications can be life-threatening. Additionally, sex performed just a couple of days after the tummy tuck surgery can also be quite painful and uncomfortable. The minimum recovery time is just a month. After this period, you can now engage in sexual intercourse. It is suggested to engage first in more gentle and not so physically strenuous positions and reserve the more athletic positions when you have finally healed from the surgery.

People heal at different paces, which is why you should not compare yourself to others. If others did have intercourse soon after the surgery and nothing bad happened to them, there is no guarantee that it would be the same for you. It is best not to take the risk.


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