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« on: June 07, 2009, 03:55:49 PM »
I am prett damn white, probably shoulve done some tanning before the surgery.  At what point would it be safe to start tanning so that to not effect the scarring process?  I wouldnt start now I am still pretty early after the surgery, but at what point could I start if i lathered on the zinc or titanium oxide and go out into the sun?

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Re: Tanning
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 05:32:19 PM »
Jeez man, don't risk it. Personally I would wait a couple of months, maybe even up to 6. But that's just me.
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Re: Tanning
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 05:02:24 PM »
I would not do any of this.  I mean geez, you've lived with this problem for how long?  Can't you just want 6 months to make sure everything heals right?!?

Re: Tanning
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 11:56:06 AM »
I am prett damn white, probably shoulve done some tanning before the surgery.  At what point would it be safe to start tanning so that to not effect the scarring process?  I wouldnt start now I am still pretty early after the surgery, but at what point could I start if i lathered on the zinc or titanium oxide and go out into the sun?

my doctor told me its safe to out in the sun after all the bruising is gone. i'm 16 days post op and i still have some slight bruising so im gonna wait another 8 days to take the sun.

Re: Tanning
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 11:33:33 PM »
I've heard that you should wait 6 months before your expose yourself to the sun for extended periods of time.

Re: Tanning
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 01:12:40 PM »
I normally recommend avoiding the sun for about 4-6 weeks after surgery.  Then you can tan in the sun (or have a spray tan). The only precaution is to put some strong sunblock directly on the scars themselves for about 6 months following your operation.

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