Hi I had the procedure on the 21st January, off pain meds, feel ok apart from trying to stand straight with the muscle repair, am I ok to start a little walking. My PS has not really given a timescale on this, I was thinking maybe 30 mins of slow walking per day from tomorrow, going stir crazy, use to walking 6-12 miles per day pre surgery. Thanks in advance
TT with MR and Mastopexy - No Lipo?
Doctor Answers (5)
Returning to activity
This type of post up question is best addressed to your surgeon, who knows what was done and has followed your recovery, and who may be quirky, as are we all.
Getting over that disclaimer, I let my patients walk beginning the day of surgery if they so choose. So long as it doesn't hurt a lot, it is very unlikely that you can do any harm. 30 minutes the first day seems like a reasonable goal. All the best.
Walking for exercise after tummy tuck
I usually tell my patients that they can begin light cardio at 3 weeks post tummy tuck. I think you are probably safe to walk for 30 minutes. I would say however that you need to listen to your body and if it starts hurting stop do not push it. Good luck.
Recovery after TT
Yes, sometimes for active people, being out-of-commission after surgery is difficult. But it's important not to overdo the activity.
I generally warn my patients that they're not really going to feel like themselves for the first month after a tummy tuck, and not to even do much except puttering around the house for that time period. Walking starts around 5-6 weeks, non-abdominal workouts at 8 weeks, and full activity at 12 weeks.
All the best!
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