I play volleyball actively and I take care of two children. How long after the procedure will I be able to fully participate in sports and take care of the family ?
For how long is physical activity limited after abdominoplasty?
(Discussion to topic Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck))
Normal postoperative recovery is 4-6 weeks. Abdominoplasty can performed under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic as a day stay procedure. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: . Pregnancy . Aging . Significant fluctuations in weight . Heredity . Prior surgery What it won’t do: A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck. Also, a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally those treated areas below the belly button. Is it right for me? Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if: . You are physically healthy and at a stable weight . You have realistic expectations . You are a non-smoker . You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large. For more information and before/after photos please check out our website at www.niagaraplasticsurgery.com
for about 8 to 12 weeks
After two months zou could play volleyball...
How can I convince myself it is OK to sit around and do nothing 1 week post tummy tuck? I feel guilty being waited on after elective surgery. My husband is wonderful and wants me to rest as much as possible. I thought I was super-woman and if it said 3-4 week recovery, I would be fine in 1-2 weeks. I might add that I am an active 63 year old woman. How can I accept the fact that I am a normal, mortal woman?
I suggest 6 weeks for sports and 2 weeks for light home duties