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Morehead, NC

How soon after a full TT can I lift my 14 pound baby? My doctor says if I'm careful that I can pick him up after three weeks.

I am a marathon runner with three boys so I'm in good shape. I'm hoping that I won't ruin my results but I need to pick my son up during the day when my husband is at work.

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Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
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  HEavy lifting after Tummy Tuck
November 2, 2009 5:07 PM

If you absolutely must pick him up, then remember good body mechanics. Use your legs and arms, try not to overdue anything. Maybe try sitting down and placing him in your lap. (more)
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Chicago, IL
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  Exercise and weight lifting restrictions following abdominoplasty
October 30, 2009 12:24 PM

Yes its all in the body dynamics. Using your lower extremities and minimizing resistance to abs will lessen the strain on your repair. 3 weeks is a reasonable amount of time to limit (more)
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