3 Months Post Full Abdominoplasty and Very Sore. How Long Til I'm 100%?

I am 3 months post op from full abdominoplasty to repair 4" diastasis/umbilical hernia. I'm not overweight & had no significant fat removal, just extra skin. I worked out 2 was ago, I thought I was going slow & had waited long enough. I do kisado which involves hitting & kicking a large weighted bag. I was soo sore! At 2 wks later, still pretty sore, especially in the am And if I don't wear spanx/compression. Saw my dr and he said everything felt ok. How much longer till I'm 100%?

Doctor Answers 2

Recovery after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Thank you for your question.

Each patient is different with how long they take for recovery and being able to return to full activity without any discomfort.  I am glad that you went and saw your surgeon to make sure that all is well - that is always the best person to see as he/she is who knows your history best.

Sometimes it may take up to 6months - 1 year to be able to really workout (hitting and kicking a bag). Be patient.  Listen to your body and your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck Results?

Typically I tell my patients it takes 6 months for all the aches and pains to go away. I typically perform aggressive lipo with my TT so my recovery is a little longer. 

Jonathan Weiler, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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