Exercising After Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty in Rochester is a body contouring procedure that helps in getting rid of a big belly that just won’t go away even with exercise and diet. It is appropriate for people who have lost a lot of weight from weight loss surgery as well as mothers whose skin and muscles were stretched during pregnancy. During a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen. It produces a slimmer waistline and a better body contour.

After tummy tuck, you might get excited about exercising and maintaining your flat and toned tummy. You have to understand that there are limitations to what you can do. There are risks associated with overexertion too. Here are some things you have to keep in mind after an abdominoplasty.

Get out of bed

You can incorporate light activities during your recovery. You can do it as tolerated. It may be a bit of a struggle to move a few days after surgery, but pain should be very minimal. Ten days following a tummy tuck, it will be a lot easier for you to perform your regular activities. Your doctor will let you know when you can start your daily activities and go to the gym.

Stay away from narcotics

It is not a good idea to combine exercise with narcotics. Narcotics can affect your ability to sense pain, making it hard to determine if you are already reaching your body’s limit. Avoid narcotics while your body is still healing from the procedure.

Be careful when doing abdominal exercises

Routines that put too much stress to the abdomen can be risky. When doing abdominal workouts, do it gradually. You also have to take note of your pain levels because too much pain may mean that there is a rupture.

For more information on exercises after abdominoplasty or if you are interested to undergo surgery, set up an appointment with the team of experts at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester by calling (585) 922-5840 today!


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