Woman Measuring WaistlineMany of Dr. Max Pekarev’s tummy tuck patients live active, healthy lifestyles, but still struggle to get the firm, contoured abdomen they want. After all, you can’t tell your body where to lose weight, so after trying many different types of diets and exercises to achieve their goals, many of them are ready to enlist the help of Dr. Max Pekarev.

If you fall into this category, and you’re planning to have a tummy tuck at MP Plastic Surgery soon, you’re likely wondering when you’ll be able to return to your exercise routine after your surgery. Keep reading, and we will go into more detail about when you can resume exercise after a tummy tuck.

Immediately After Your Tummy Tuck

Clearly, immediately after you have a tummy tuck, you won’t be able to engage in any type of exercise. It’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is a surgery, and surgery on your core muscles is a big deal. It’s vital that you follow Dr. Max Pekarev’s post-op instructions to a “T” after your procedure to ensure you recover well and avoid any complications.

One of the things to avoid in the first week after your tummy tuck is lifting anything over 10 pounds. Not only will this protect your incision, but it will protect your body as a whole. Remember, your abdomen is a major part of your body and provides structure and strength to every area. If you do too much too soon, you could cause an injury in another part of your body or end up back at Dr. Max Pekarev’s office because of a complication.

Low-Impact Exercise While You Recover

Regardless of your exercise routine before your tummy tuck procedure, you’ll have to work your way back slowly. After Dr. Max Pekarev clears you to begin low-impact exercise, take short walks and avoid running or lifting heavy weights. You should also avoid exercises that target your abdominal muscles for at least 6 weeks. Focus on low-impact workouts until your body gets used to exercising again. Now’s not the time to show off or go for the gold. Protect your body and your tummy tuck results.

High-Impact Exercises After You Have Recovered

As we mentioned, you should avoid exercising your abdominal muscles for at least 6 weeks after your tummy tuck. This goes for high-impact exercises as well. When you visit Dr. Max Pekarev for your post-op appointments, he will evaluate your recovery to ensure you are ready to resume your normal exercise routine. Once he is confident that you have healed completely, he will release you. Still, remember that your body needs time to adjust, so be wise and continue to take it slow and be responsible. As they say, “listen to your body,” so you can protect your results.

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