If you would like to enhance the results of your tummy tuck, adopting a solid workout that will help keep you in good physical shape is a good idea. But how do you know what’s a good post tummy tuck workout plan, and when should you start.
Tummy tuck surgery, (known clinically as abdominoplasty), isa surgical procedure that is designed to tone and tighten the abdominal region.This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Post-Tummy Tuck Workout Plan
Exercises are particularly beneficial for improving the results of tummy tuck surgery, as they help to flatten and strengthen thestomach. However, when setting up a post tummy tuck workout plan, it’s important to ease into it slowly.
Patients should avoid any sit-ups for at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck, as these exercises may strain the abdominals. Short walks are recommended during the first few weeks, along with light aerobics and other low-impact exercises. Exercises that target the arms and legs are also safe.
After 6-8 weeks, patients can start to incorporate exercises that focus on the abdominals and back. Simple exercises such as leg slides and pelvic thrusts are good options. Strenuous activity and heavy weight lifting can usually be resumed after 8 weeks. However, patients should be careful to gauge how they feel, and stop if there is any pain or discomfort.
When setting upan exercise routine after abdominoplasty,patients should always rely on the guidelines of their plastic surgeon.
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