Some women view a Mommy Makeover like it’s a genie that can magically wish away the effects of pregnancy without an ounce of effort. West Hollywood Mommy Makeover patients in the know understand that, while it is an amazing combination of procedures that can do wonders to restore pre-pregnancy form, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine afterwards is the best way to keep those stunning results from fading into the couch cushions.
Different Strokes For Different Folks
Once you make peace with the idea that you still need to exercise to maintain the results of your Mommy Makeover, you’ll probably be revving your proverbial workout engine and itching to hit the gas. Great! But don’t peel out of the gate before you see the green light. Because a Mommy Makeover can include a number of different procedures (tummy tuck, breast augmentation, butt lift, etc.), you need to allow yourself time to heal so you don’t undo your results.
How long you have to wait really depends on what you have done. Here’s a rundown of workout restrictions with the most commonly included procedures:
- Breast Augmentation/Lift: You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity with your upper body for 4-6 weeks
- Liposuction: Lipo can be done on many areas of the body so this partly depends on which areas are being treated. Generally speaking, strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 4 weeks
- Brazilian Butt Lift: light aerobic and weight training can be resumed after about 4 weeks, but strenuous fat burning activities should be avoided for 8 weeks
The amount of time you should wait to start working out again isn’t cumulative based on all the procedures you have done, though having more procedures may slightly increase your recommended recovery time. The best thing to do is partner with Dr. Bruno. Both in your consultation and after your surgery, he’ll be able to assist in understanding the timing that’s ideal for you.
Are you itching to get your pre-pregnancy figure back and keep it? West Hollywood Mommy Makeover expert Dr. William Bruno can help. Call us today to schedule your consultation.