Post Tummy-Tuck Exercise Guidelines

A tummy tuck is a big investment of time, money, and patience. The last thing anyone wants is to lose the results. The key to maintaining the benefits of a tummy tuck is cultivating a healthy lifestyle, and being active is an important component. The key is to ramp up your activity in a way that doesn’t set you back. In today’s blog, we are going to share a loose timeline for working back up to an active lifestyle.

Two Weeks After Surgery

Once a majority of the soreness from your procedure is gone, you should be good to walk on level surfaces. This light movement will speed up your recovery process.

Four Weeks After Surgery

Whether you enjoyed lifting weights before your operation or you want to try it, now’s the time to start! Start light to make sure you don’t aggravate your incisions, and add weight over time.

Six to Eight Weeks After Surgery

At this point, you can add specifically abdominal exercises into your routine! Keep in mind that your muscles are around 90 percent healed, so start easy and work your way up.

When you stay active you won’t just look great – you’ll feel great. When you work with a Board Certified plastic surgeon like our Dr. Schutte, you’ll have a post-operation plan custom-made for you. In fact, your unique needs will be met from the minute you walk through our door. Contact our Loveland office to make an appointment today – we can’t wait to meet you!

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