I am 67 days post- op from TT- and an umbilical hernia repair. When can I start exercising?
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Exercising after a tummy tuck
Resuming exercise after tummy tuck
We generally ask our patients to start off with gentle lower body exercises such as walking before progressing to more aggressive exercises.
I hope you do well with your exercising and wish you the best of luck with this.
Physical Activity After Tummy Tuck
No such study has been done with hernia repairs and tummy tucks. Your surgeon doesn't want to take any chances that you will rupture your hernia repair. You don't have to worry about the skin and fat layers - they have sufficient strength. But your hernia repair may still be improving and strengthening. I think one suggestion would be to plan a slow but progressive exercise program to start your core strengthening. Once you have a plan then discuss that with your physician. Best of luck to you and congratulations on your new look.
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