While a Mommy Makeover can be a magical combination of procedures to transform the body, most women know it takes a little effort to maintain the results for years to come. In fact, one of the first questions Dr. Max gets following every procedure has to do with when the patient can return to their normal workout routine. The easy answer is it depends. Dr. Max will give patients an estimated timeframe for returning to their workout after a mommy makeover, but it’s also important for the patient themselves to listen to their body and not to overdo it. Here are some tips to consider.
The Workout Timeline Depends on the Procedures Performed
Since a Mommy Makeover can include a combination of a breast augmentation, breast lift, butt lift, tummy tuck, liposuction or other procedures, the timeline for returning to a workout routine can vary. If patients want to be safe, they should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercising for at least four weeks following the procedure, but Dr. Max may even recommend an eight-week resting period. The good news is when patients have multiple procedures completed for their Mommy Makeover at one time, the resting period won’t double or triple. It all depends on what procedures the patient chooses and the area of the body being treated.
Start Slow and Gradually Increase Intensity
Dr. Max will recommend doing very low-intensity workouts about four weeks after the mommy makeover procedure. Many patients have enough energy where they feel like doing a high-intensity workout, but it’s important to refrain from doing so to prevent complications. After working out slowly for a while, patients can gradually increase the intensity and may be able to get back to their normal workout intensity after about eight weeks.
Listen to the Body
It’s critical for patients to listen to their body when working out after getting a Mommy Makeover. If something doesn’t seem quite right, then refrain from working out again until consulting with Dr. Max. It’s very rare for a major problem to occur during the recovery period, but it’s always a good idea to remain cautious in order to maintain the stunning results Dr. Max created during the Mommy Makeover.
Follow the Plastic Surgeon’s Advice
Dr. Max isn’t going to recommend anything to his patients that could potentially create any type of complication. Working out in moderation after a Mommy Makeover is important until the body has time to get completely back to normal. Patients almost always feel like a brand new person within a few weeks following their procedures, but Dr. Max still recommends taking it easy for at least a couple more weeks after that. When patients follow his advice, they will experience long-lasting results and feel great about their body.
MP Plastic Surgery always stresses the importance of exercising following a Mommy Makeover. However, as important as exercising is to maintain results, it’s equally as important for women to exercise safely in the weeks following the procedures.
To learn more about a mommy makeover in general and how Dr. Max can transform your body following a pregnancy, call (817) 731-2789 today to schedule a free consultation.