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I am getting very stir crazy from being indoors so much so we are planning a day trip to the beach this weekend. I got a new tankini that looks cute but I am wanting to swim with my CG underneath it. I have the stage 2 Marena one. Would it be weird to keep it on? It doesn't show under my bathing suit. I am still wearing my CG 100% of the time so I don't want to have it off for a full day at the beach because I will likely blow up like a balloon! Opinions?
I was cleared for swimming at 4 weeks. It wasn't a pool so no worries about chemicals. We did end up going to the beach this past Sunday and it was amazing! We had so much fun swimming (I did wear the CG) and playing and my tummy is doing well enough that I was able to lay on front and back with no problems in order to tan. Unfortunately I got a little overzealous so I have a bit of a sunburn now but it was worth it.
You were cleared but to clarify for others, it is not about the chemicals. It is the good risk of bacteria getting into the incision. While our incisions may look healed and sealed after a few weeks, in reality for some time there are still tiny microscopic sized tears that bacteria can get into easily. Very easily when soaking in water (particularly the bath, as we all know how bacteria ridden bath water is).
So, always make sure to have clearance before swimming or immersing your incisions in any type of water. Four weeks is very early.
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