After Abdominoplasty Workouts - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

After Abdominoplasty Workouts

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Larry Weinstein will surgically lift and tighten the muscles and skin around the abdominal wall— leaving you with a tighter looking abdomen and a  more slender looking you. Once you have properly recovered from your abdominoplasty, it’s safe to remember that diet and exercise are still your best friends. Read on to learn more about after abdominoplasty workouts and what is considered safe for you.

Taking Time Off

tummy tuckIf you are a gym rat, hearing Dr. Larry Weinstein tell you that you have to wait around 6 weeks to head back to the gym might sound like a death sentence, but giving your body and abdomen the ample time it needs to recuperate after surgery will save you in the long haul. Remember that the more you rest and relax at first, the better off you will be down the road.

Slowly Dive In

The best way to get back into your workout routine after your six weeks of time off and approval from Dr. Larry Weinstein, is to take it slow. Although you might want to run a few miles and join a cross fit class, remember that your body has been without exercise for two months and needs to slowly dive in. As a suggestion, try getting on the elliptical, stationary bike, or treadmill for about 15-20 minutes on the first day and then slowly amp up the time by 5 minutes every day after that. That way you are still getting a good workout but you aren’t pushing yourself too hard at first.

Ease into Crunches

After you have been doing steady cardio for about a week or two, now you can slowly ease yourself into crunches or abdominal workouts. However, because your muscles were moved and essentially tightened during your abdominoplasty, they might be a little bit sore at first. Take your time and do a little bit more everyday or when you can.

Recovering from any sort of surgery, especially abdominoplasty, is of utmost importance. And when you get the approval to head back to the gym, it’s good to follow the above tips so that you don’t overexert yourself or cause your body any sort of damage. To learn more about abdominoplasty recovery, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today!

 

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