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Surgery and Sex

10 Jan 2016

Sex is a healthy part of most people’s lives, and wondering when you can resume having sex after cosmetic surgery is natural.

Here at Beauty in Prague we are often asked the question „when can I have sex again?“ many clients become sensitive to asking this question and like to email or message us on Facebook but we want you to know our surgeons will not become embarrassed and there is no need for you to feel uncomfortable in asking. If anything, your surgeon will be happy that you are asking so they can give you the best advice based on how your surgery was performed and how you are recovering.

Everyone is different and recovers at a different pace. How long you should wait before engaging in sexual activities depends on your comfort levels and your body's ability to heal. With your new and improved look, you and your partner may be anxious to return to your normal routine, but by giving yourself the time you need to recover, you’ll be more likely to have results you love. You may find that waiting also makes a return to activity even better than expected.

Breast Surgery

While it can be difficult and frustrating to limit sexual activity when you have new curves, it is important that you wait until your new breasts have healed enough for intimate activities.

The biggest concerns with breast surgery are wound disruption and bleeding, which may occur as a result of too much physical activity, including sex.

For breast procedures, it is best to wait at least two weeks before having sex. Be sure to pay attention to your incisions—they are prone to infection and bleeding if not properly taken care of. Waiting to have sex until they are healed can reduce the risks dramatically.

After the first two weeks, approach physical intimacy carefully and slowly. When having sex after breast augmentation, avoid manipulation of the breasts or movements than may cause you or your partner to disrupt the placement of the implant for around six weeks.

Tummy Tuck Surgery and Liposuction

After having Body Reshaping Surgery, such as Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck, you are likely to be sore and experience a lot of swelling and possibly some bruising. When it comes to resuming sexual activity, your personal level of comfort will be the biggest factor.

With Liposuction, there is no specific body structure you can damage with physical activity or sex but you need to be aware of your incisions and ensure they are fully healed before having sex or resuming physical activity.

Tummy Tuck Surgery will require much more healing time. If your recovery is smooth and uncomplicated, expect to wait three to four weeks to have sex after a Tummy Tuck. For you to be able to have sex after surgery will be dependent upon muscle repair, incision healing, and the presence of drains. To be safe, on your final check up with your surgeon ask when you can resume normal sexual activity. We promise you your surgeon will not be embarrassed and you should not be either.

The above are just rough timelines to consider. We still encourage you to have a conversation with your surgeon at your final check up, just to be double sure. If you follow your surgeons advice then you will heal correctly and be able to have fun in a safe way and preserve your results for you to enjoy time and time again.

For more information, please call 0800 023 2592 free or apply for our free email consultation by filling in the medical questionnaire and sending us your photos.

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