How Long After Mini Tummy Tuck Until I Can Lift Things?

I am having a mini abdominalplasty to remove some excess skin and muscle repair below the belly button (was told i have no issues with muscles above) done in about a month. I was told that I wouldn't be able to lift for 2 weeks but have read conflicting information on here saying that most people cant lift for 6 weeks. I have a 25lb daughter and was wondering what other professional opinions I can get about this issue. Thanks!

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Usually when having a tummy tuck we tell our patients that you are not able to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for the first 2 weeks. To be able to lift 25 pounds we would say at least 6 weeks. Unless your baby is handed to you and you’re not using your abdominal muscles. Make sure you follow your post op instructions very carefully you do not want complications after.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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