When Can I Resume Exercising After a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a great way to restore a woman's pre-pregnancy figure. The treatment plan involves a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that improve body shape, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, and tummy tuck. At The Landings Surgical Centre, serving Halifax, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, we help our patients achieve excellent outcomes with our surgical skill and focus on pre- and post-operative instructions. Here, we discuss when patients can resume their exercise routine after a mommy makeover.
Follow Your Surgeon’s Specific Instructions
Although we can provide a general timeline when it comes to exercising after your mommy makeover procedures, our surgeons will provide each patient with specific post-operative instructions. It's essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.
Once our surgeons clear you for exercise, you can gradually resume your routine but start slowly and build up gradually. Listen to your body and don't push yourself too hard, as your muscles and tissues may still be healing. If you experience pain or discomfort during or after exercise, stop and consult your surgeon.
Light walking can be beneficial after mommy makeover surgery because it promotes blood circulation and helps prevent blood clots. However, it's crucial to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard too soon after surgery. Typically, we encourage patients to start short, light walks the day after surgery if they feel strong enough.
During this time, keep your movements limited to walking around your home for short periods. As you start to recover, you can gradually increase the duration and intensity of your walks. However, it's important to avoid any activity that causes pain or discomfort, as this can slow down the healing process.
Moderate exercise after mommy makeover surgery can include activities such as walking at a faster pace, light jogging, and light cycling. It is important to not push it with exercise and to progress slowly. Patients may be ready for some moderate exercise after about one month. Be sure to wear your surgical bra throughout the recovery, and especially when you are exercising.
Heavy exercise should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks after mommy makeover surgery to allow your body to heal properly. Heavy exercise can include activities such as running, weight lifting, high-impact aerobics, and other strenuous activities that put a significant amount of stress on your body.
When your surgeon clears you for exercise, you can gradually increase your activity level but start slowly and build up gradually. It's crucial to avoid any activity that causes pain or discomfort, as this can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications. If you experience any unusual symptoms or discomfort during or after exercise, be sure to inform your surgeon.
Mommy makeover surgery involves multiple procedures, and your body needs time to heal properly. It's essential to be patient and take things slowly to ensure a smooth recovery and achieve the best possible results. Following your surgeon's post-operative instructions and recommendations will help you achieve a successful outcome.
Contact Our Practice
Contact The Landings Surgical Centre today to find out if you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You can call our Halifax office at (902) 492-2007 or send us a message online.