Walk after surgery to speed up healing, or remain still?
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Stephanie Power MD, MSc, FRCSC
Balance between rest and activity
It is actually better to keep your activity level on the low side early after a tummy tuck so that you do not develop fluid collections under the abdominal skin flap. On the other hand, if you are too sedentary it is risking forming blood clots in your calves, so at a minimum when you are in a recliner or in bed you should frequently pull your toes towards your face or while standing, stand on tip toes to keep contracting and squeezing the calf muscle so you do not get blood stagnating and potentially forming a blood clot.
I hope this has been helpful.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Resuming ambulation after a mommy makeover.
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I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery. I have my patients up and walking with assistance the same day as surgery. Every surgeon as different post op protocols so please discuss with yours.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
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Dr. Sheila Nazarian
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- A great question -
- The most feared complication after a mommy make-over is leg blood clots.
- These are much more likely if you stay in bed.
- Being up and around as much as possible is important for your circulation.
- After this operation however, that can be painful and difficult.
- Using a walker (rented from a medical supply pharmacy) helps a lot.
- Having Exparel injected into the muscles at surgery helps enormously.
- I remove drains early and have not found that activity increases drainage.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Talk Your doctor
really should walk , should not be static but must rearrange without effort is very good to walk to avoid complications but effortless you should talk to your doctor about it
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