I work with ups and fedex shipping. I am lifting up to 30lbs and bending over all day. Is this dangerous?
I'm 4 Weeks Post Op After Tummy Tuck Should I Be Working in a Strenuous Environment?
Doctor Answers (4)
Time Off work for FEDEX and UPS employee
Lifting Heavy Objects may interfere with the Healing Process after a Tummy Tuck.
If your work keeps you sedentary, you may return back to work whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, you should wait until your work activity does not cause pain (typically 6 weeks after surgery) . Over working your body and lifting heavy objects may interfere with the healing process after surgery. Additional time requested off may be needed from work.
Tummy Tuck And Strenuous Activity?
Thank you for the question.
Although it is always best to check with your own plastic surgeon about specific recommendations regarding return to activities/work, common sense tells me that your work is probably too strenuous for you to perform safely for weeks after tummy tuck surgery.
I would suggest communicating with your plastic surgeon and requesting additional time off or modified duty.