Thanks for your inquiry and congratulations on completing your
surgery. In general, we like patients to
wait 8-12 weeks before lifting is done.
However, everyone has a different recovery course and there are cases
where you may be able to start carrying your baby at 6 weeks or earlier. Another factor to consider is the weight of
your baby. Lifting more than 15-20 lbs.
has to be carefully assessed with your surgeon to make sure it does not cause
any hematomas (bleeding) or wound separation.
So, I would follow up with your surgeon just to be safe. I hope this helps.
Thank you for your question and congratulations on your recent surgery. It typically takes 7 - 10 days before you are able to stand straight. The pain should be improving a little every day at this point. Most patients are cleared to lift their children four to six weeks following a mini tummy tuck. Please discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon for recommendations regarding what you should and should not be doing. Good luck with your recovery.