Camping during recovery

Hi with busy life with kids and work. I'm trying to find 3 or so weeks where I can take off work and not ruin school holidays completely. Is it likely i would be able to go camping in week 4 after surgery?

KPS August 10th, 2016 WA

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     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for posting your question.  I need some more details about the type of procedure you have planned before I can give you my thoughts on your recovery time.  Generally speaking though, you need to avoid vigorous activity for around six weeks or so after most surgical procedures so if you would need to avoid lifting anything heavy or getting involved in putting up tents for example.