When can you resume sex after surgery? Odds are you’ve wondered, but haven’t asked. After all, sex can be an embarrassing subject to bring up. “All of my patients come to me to improve their appearance, and they go through big surgeries,” shares board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Epstein. “The interesting thing is, very few people ask, but I’m sure almost all of them are thinking about it.” The answer to the question will depend on the procedure you undergo and how well your body heals. With a few exceptions, most patients can safely return to light sexual activity within a few days or weeks. Here are some guidelines that Dr. Epstein shares with his patients who are bold enough to ask. COMMON SENSE RULE: COMFORT FIRST In the early days after any surgery, listen to what your body is telling you. If you can’t comfortably engage in sex, don’t do it. “You have to use some common sense,” warns Dr. Epstein. “No Olympic sex, no hanging from the ceiling.” This means that you may have to tone down your regular bedroom routine for a few weeks, but it does not mean you will have to do without sex altogether. When you have found a position that allows you to engage in sex without any discomfort, there are two things you should be careful to avoid in order to proceed safely. Two Main Things to Avoid When Having Sex After Surgery: Wound Disruption Moderate or Extreme Physical Exertion Full article: http://www.theplasticsurgerychannel.com/2017/04/07/sex-after-surgery/ Follow The Plastic Surgery Channel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PSchannel Follow The Plastic Surgery Channel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePlasticSurgeryChannel