When can someone hit the gym after a male tummy tuck?

In the last 2 years, I've been incredibly motivated to start my life all over and make myself a proud man. I lost 75 pounds and now I'm having my extra skin removed with a tummy tuck surgery in 2 weeks. I'm excited and looking forward to my future. Exercising was extremely helpful, not only for losing weight but for my morale too. I don't want to have to take a long break. How quick can I start hitting the gym again?

devoutman

M, 41, Virginia

If there is muscle tightening along with the abdominoplasty I would wait at least 6 weeks to give the muscles time to heal before heavy lifting.  At 3-4 weeks you may be able to start cardio but you wont want to strain your abdominal muscles for a while if they are tightened.  

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Congradulations on the significant weight loss! You should be very proud.


In regards to your surgerical questions, I would defer to your surgeon that will be doing your surgery for you.


Have a great day.