When Can I Start Kickboxing After a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

Im NOT hardcore by any standard. I jog a few miles maybe once a week (pre TT) & I'm an amateur kickboxer at best. I am 4 weeks out from a full tummy tuck right now. I understand that I cannot start punching and kicking the bag again right this moment, but I would like some opinions on when it is safe to do so. I seem to be recovering very well (even according to my PS) & I feel fantastic. I just want to be active again! :-)

Doctor Answers 4

Kickboxing after tummy tuck

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I tell my patients that if all heals well, by 6 weeks after a tummy tuck, they are safe to do whatever they want including kickboxing. 

6 Weeks for Strenuous Exercise after Tummy Tuck

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     Strenuous exercise can be resumed 6 weeks after a tummy tuck. I generally recommend to patients to ease back into the workouts over the course of a couple of weeks.

Kick Boxing after Tummy Tuck

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Looks like you have a nice result. I tell my patients the same thing as Dr Gottlieb. Most of my patients resume physical activity and exercise 4 to 6 weeks after surgery but start slowly and work their way up. Check with your surgeon to be sure. 

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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When Can I Start Kickboxing After a Tummy Tuck?

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Once you are six weeks out, your incisions will have reached 90% of the strength they will attain. That is the usual guideline most surgeons use for return to full activity. Check with your surgeon, but I would wait longer before direct one on one kickboxing activities.

Best wishes.  

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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