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I'm 4weeks Po TT Can I Start Arm Exercise with Weights and Jogging?

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4 Weeks after Male Tummy Tuck and Exercise, Weight Lifting

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  Usually 6 weeks is the standard before weight lifting or running.  However, a discussion should be had your plastic surgeon as each patient has a unique postoperative course.  Kenneth Hughes, MD male tummy tuck Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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I'm 4weeks Po TT Can I Start Arm Exercise with Weights and Jogging?

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This question is most appropriate to ask of your surgeon, who has monitored your progress and healing.

It takes about 6 weeks for the incisions to reach 90% of the healing strength that they will acquire. That is the time at which most surgeons allow return to full activity. I don't think there would be objection to light arm exercises or walking at 4 weeks. But check with your surgeon about the jogging.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Hello

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We tell our patients that after 3 weeks they can start doing light walking and upper arm exercising with light weights but not lower body for at least 6 weeks.

 

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Post op activity from a tummy tuck

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Generally speaking it takes about 6 weeks before complete healing after a tummy tuck.  You should be able to walk on a treadmill and do light arm weights at 4 weeks post op though.  Please follow the advice of your plastic surgeon.

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Every surgeon has their own preferences

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Hello,

Thank you for the question.  Every surgeon has their own preferences and every patient their own requirements.  If you are healing well at 4 weeks I would release you to slowly start advancing your activity.

All the best,

Dr Remus Repta

Web reference: http://www.aaaplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery/tummy-tuck.cfm

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise following tummy tuck.

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Thanks for your question.  I typically do not allow my patients to begin any type of weight lifting until six weeks post procedure.  Even lifting with arm weights will engage your abdominal muscles and put unnecessary stress on your tummy tuck prior to the six week mark.

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Returning to exercises after Tummy Tuck

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You can resume light jogging 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery. As far as weights are concerned, you might want to wait a little longer, up to 3 months, especially if you have the abdominal muscles repaired during the tummy tuck. Always discuss the level of activities with your surgeon. Each surgeon has his or her postoperative regimen regarding this surgery. Start slowly and progressively increase your workout/exercise. Congratulation on your successful surgery.

Best Wishes,

Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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