Recovery Questions after Tummy Tuck Surgery
How soon can I lift after a tummy tuck?
These questions are always somewhat complex, but I’ll try to simplify based on what Modesto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tammy Wu has explained. For the most part one should refrain from lifting >5-10 lbs for 6 weeks. The 5 lb limit would be the first half of the 6 weeks and the 10 pound limit should be for the latter part of the 6 week limit. 6 weeks is chosen because that’s the time when the wound recovery strength after tummy tuck is about 90% of it’s final strength which would occur about 1 year later.
You can get back to lifting after 6 weeks.
Come talk with us at Surgical Artistry. There is no specific medical advice here. Please talk to your plastic surgeon regarding his or her specific advice to you regarding your recovery process after Tummy Tuck surgery.
More Links about Recovery After Tummy Tuck Operation:
- Recovery after Tummy Tuck in General – pain, driving, etc.
- (you are here): When can I lift after Tummy Tuck Surgery
- When can I do sit ups after Tummy Tuck Surgery? – these aren’t required.
- When can I go back to work after Tummy Tuck Surgery?