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Unread 04-17-2008, 02:03 PM
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I am 17 days post op and feeling pretty good, not having any pain (still a little sore) but gets better day by day. I am trying to get back into my regular daily routine and forgot to ask my dr if I could go to the tanning salon??? Does anyone know? If not I guess I should cancel my membership.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 02:15 PM
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Not sure but don't think it would be a good idea. My best advice is to definitely check with your doctor.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bella1978
I am 17 days post op and feeling pretty good, not having any pain (still a little sore) but gets better day by day. I am trying to get back into my regular daily routine and forgot to ask my dr if I could go to the tanning salon??? Does anyone know? If not I guess I should cancel my membership.
I would go, but cover your incision with a strip of cloth just in case.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 03:26 PM
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HMM I dont' have any experience with this either, let us know if you call your dr K
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Unread 04-17-2008, 05:32 PM
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I'm 5 weeks post op now and have been tanning for the last couple of weeks. No, I didn't ask my doctor (shame on me) but I did cover my tummy with the towel and exposed it to minimal light. I had an LAVH so only have 5 smaller incisions instead of the one long incision. I might not have done it, but my doctor gave me the ok to tan two weeks post op from having my gallbladder removed a few years ago. Either way, if tanning bothers your tummy then quit tanning. Hope this helps.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 07:15 PM
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The heat from tanning can cause reddness in your incision. Its not the rays, but the heat that does it. This reddness is the small blood vessels coming closer to the surface of the skin and this will slow the "fading" of the incision. When someone has plastic surgery on their face or visible areas, surgeons warn against tanning or sun exposure because of the heat.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 07:32 PM
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You know I was wondering about this. IF I do tan at all, I will be covering up my incision area. I would not want to irritate the skin at all around this area.

I will ask my doc first though.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 08:34 PM
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Or you could move here, where PALE is hot. Not really, but I am really really white ; )
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Unread 04-17-2008, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TunaCat
Or you could move here, where PALE is hot. Not really, but I am really really white ; )
That's too funny!! Me too though!
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Unread 04-18-2008, 08:18 PM
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Definitely cover the scar...exposure to ultraviolet light can burn any scars and make them worse!
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