I am 17 weeks post op tummy tuck. Can I safely resume core workouts? (photo)
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Thank you for the question. I typically advise my patients that they can begin to resume all regular activity including workouts starting at 6 weeks post op. Usually starting at 25% and slowly increasing intensity works well. If you have any specific concerns or questions about activities I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon.
All the best
Activity at 17 Weeks
With uneventful healing, I would allow for "activity as tolerated" at this point. However, your surgeon knows you best, so I recommend clearing it with them first. Best of luck!
Core Workouts after Tummy Tuck
Thanks for this important question - it is definitely on the minds of many active people looking to get back to their exercises after an abdominoplasty.
I would echo the responses from other surgeons that first and foremost you need to discuss this with your surgeon. Only he or she knows the particulars of your procedure and has the best sense of what your tissues will be able to handle and when.
In general I like to think that most patients fall into one of three groups -
1) those who can return to most if not all of their modest core activities after 6 weeks
2) those who need to wait until 12 weeks before moving ahead
3) those who may not be able to return to the same intensity of core workouts as before
All surgeons have a different view and approach to this common concern and I'm sure your treatment team will be happy to speak with you about your specific needs and goals.
Congratulations on the new you!
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