Tummy Tuck alternatively known as Abdominoplasty is basically a type of plastic surgery performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. This procedure has gained immense success in the last few years. As per the recent statistics, from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this surgery claims to be one of the top 5 cosmetic surgeries performed for both men and women in the last few years. Hourglass tummy tuck is an important name to mention in this context. The hourglass tummy tuck prices generally range from $5000 – $12000.
After undergoing the procedure, this becomes an obvious question how soon can you return to your exercise routine? While regular exercising is a symbol of healthy lifestyle but jumping back to excessive exercise immediately after the surgery can make the recovery certainly difficult. It is highly recommended to consult your physician before attempting any exercise routine after a tummy tuck surgery. In this article we will discuss how exercising can help in tummy tuck recovery.
It is generally advised to slowly walk around the hospital or the house immediately after the surgery even for a short amount of time. This will certainly help to prevent the formation of blood clots. It is better to take someone while going for a walk to help you out in case you feel unsteady.
Add some cardio exercises in your routine
Light cardio vascular exercises can be added to your exercise routine after 3 – 4 weeks of the surgery. But this definitely needs the consent of your surgeon and should be done under a trained individual. The exercise should be done following the surgeons’ recommendations which inevitably will reduce the risk of any complication. Low impact exercises like Cycling, Swimming; brisk walking can be a number of options which can be added further once your dissection is healed.
Incorporate light strengthening exercises
Generally 6-8 weeks after the surgery you can start performing upper body and legs strengthening exercises. Generally bandages are removed at this stage as per a renowned Plastic surgery Institute in United States of America. But it is better or rather advised to do exercises which do not specifically strain the abdominal or stomach muscle immediately at this point after the surgery. Strenuous exercises like stomach crunches, types of sit ups can damage the stomach muscles. So its better to wait for the abdominal or stomach muscles to gain its strength unlike the other parts of the body.
Gradual Abdominal training
As your abdominal muscle gradually progresses, you can shift your attention towards abdominal workouts. After your doctor recommends you can move on to various types of crunches , planks , legs lifts and so on .You can start with each set with 10-15 repetitions and gradually increase the sets with the increase in strength and stamina of the muscles.
Finally it can be said to recover from such a surgery, it is highly advised to follow the instructions of the surgeons and also give yourself plenty of time, failure to which can encounter with many complications.