A Tummy Tuck is often a good solution for those who have tried to reduce abdominal fat with diet and exercise, but unfortunately their body was too stubborn to work with them. However, regulation is still required to maintain your new look. But when should we start, and what exercises are right for us after the procedure? Are some too strenuous? Take a look here for some recommended information on when and how to exercise after having an Abdominoplasty Procedure.
Note: Every person is different, so this article is merely a guideline for what to possibly expect. These instructions can change depending on the specific of procedure you get. Ultimately your doctor will be the authority on what is best. If you choose Dr. Gartner as your plastic surgeon, he asses your body’s current condition and prescribe the necessary actions before and after surgery.
First Day after Tummy Tuck
You will be asked to take short walks the day after the Tummy Tuck surgery. These are meant to help increase blood flow and adjust your body to its new condition. However, it is recommended not to walk alone, since you may still need help adjusting to your balance. Every day you should gradually increase the length of your walk, but only slightly every time. Don’t push yourself beyond a reasonable limit of activity. Listen to your body and don’t try to ignore its fragile condition.
Gradual Increase in Activity
It is best to avoid any heavy lifting post the initial surgery. Usually, your exercise regiments beyond walking will be allowed after the first six weeks. From there on you can begin more active cardiovascular exercises. Any weight lifting should be minimal, since it is easy for weights to stress out the sutures from your procedure. However, as the days go by you will be allowed to gradually increase your weight-lifting regiment, much like your gradual walking exercises. Treat yourself as if you were exercising for the first time all over again. You may know that you can do more, but your abdomens need baby steps before getting back on your usual track.
Won’t Last Long
In the end, you will absolutely be able to go back to your regular exercise routine. It is just going to take some time to allow your body to readjust itself. Within 2-3 months, you will be just as active as you were before, with a flatter and more productive tummy. Besides, a tummy tuck is not a permanent means of having a flatter stomach. Continued diet and exercise will allow those abs to keep getting better and better after the initial procedure.