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Jenaya
Raleigh, NC

 
Exercise after tummy tuck


I am military. I have a physical fitness test 5.5 weeks after my TT. What can help me speed my muscle strength to be ready for this test that requires elliptical for 12 minutes, push ups, & sit ups?

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drpousti


Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Exercise post tummy tuck surgery
April 13, 2010 2:50 PM

Recovery after a tummy tuck procedure depends on the severity and complexity of the case. Usually, patients are required to wait atleast 6-8 weeks before strenuous exercise. See how you (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
United States
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April 8, 2010 3:50 PM

Not doing your surgery with so little time for FULL muscle recovery. It can take 3 months to attain muscle strength. From MIAMI Dr. B (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
United States
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  excercise after TT
April 8, 2010 1:20 PM

ASK YOUR SURGEON.
You should be ready now (more)
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jenn-77@hotmail.com
scottsdale, AZ
United States
  exercise after TT
April 11, 2010 3:33 PM

I had a tummy tuck and some lipo on Jan. 7, 10. I still feel too tight to do abd work. My surgeon said not to do any sit ups for six months!! Actually I don't feel like it anyway!



 



 

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