Author Topic: Masturbation and/or Sexual Intercourse Post-op?  (Read 614 times)

Offline max4xix

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I'm currently 15 days Post-OP. However, i was wondering as my next appointment is a week from now. Is it possible to partake in masturbation and/or sexual intercourse if not, when can i safely without risk of seroma/hematoma/excessive swelling? My significant other has been pestering me, just wanted a clearer answer for myself as well as her.

Thank you!



Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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Most sexual activities result in elevated blood pressure (much like physical exercise) and the rise in blood pressure is the potential culprit.  It can produce a late hematoma and at the very least result in additional swelling of the chest.

Each surgeon has his own particular recommendations for post op activities.  I generally recommend nothing (see first sentence above) that will knowing raise one's blood pressure for about one month after surgery.  After that, one may resume everything.

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