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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by minniehowell
Most patients can return to a nonstrenuous job in 1 to 2 weeks. Strenuous activity can usually be resumed at 6 weeks or so. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Most tummy tuck patients can return home the same day. Return to work is typically 10 days. Return to the gym for select cardio at 3 weeks. Weight training and yoga can resume at 6 weeks.
I think for most tummy tuck patients if they heal without complications can go back to desk work within a week to ten days. Heavy lifting should wait 6-8 weeks.
Most of my patients who do "light work" are back in 7 to 10 days, not necessarily at peak performance level. Heavy labor may require 6 weeks.; Best wishes for an uneventful recovery.