Posted: January 27, 2016
After breast augmentation surgery with Board Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, many women are excited to show off their new curves.
But before you slip into that stylish new bathing suit, you might like to know how your new breast implants will be affected by the sun.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to use a tanning bed: Will your breast implants be safe?
Yes, they will be safe.
Ultraviolet light, whether it comes from the sun or a tanning bed, does not penetrate the skin. Since your implants are underneath your skin, they will be safe.
However, you should wait until your incisions have had a chance to fully heal before tanning outside or using a tanning bed.
If you tan before your breasts have fully healed from surgery, you can end up with a hyper-tanned incision line, or the skin cells along the incision that produce pigment can over-produce as a result of being in an “excited” state from the surgery.
Even when using sunscreen with at least 15 SPF or higher, the ultraviolet light can make your scar redder than normal.
Although it’s best to consult with Dr. Fata about the state of your breast augmentation recovery, most plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least three weeks after surgery before tanning.
So can you to do to attain sexy bronzed skin without sitting in the sun or hitting a tanning bed?
You might consider:
- spray tans
- cream tans (some even include moisturizers)
- cosmetic bronzers
For more information on how to care for your breast implants, or to schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Fata, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana you’re your plastic surgery practice: 317-575-9152.