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What Are the Best Exercises After Your Mommy Makeover?

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Your body has been through a lot recently: pregnancy, childbirth, and now plastic surgery. After all that, a considerable amount of time and commitment goes into the Mommy Makeover recovery process. 

You want your Mommy Makeover results to be long lasting so that you can enjoy many years of renewed self-confidence. To keep your results looking top-notch, you need to maintain your weight through exercise and eating right.

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Being active and eating right will ensure you maintain beautiful results for the long term. Most patients can resume a full exercise program within six to 10 weeks; however, it is critical to listen to your body and work with your surgeon to determine when you can safely exercise. Everyone heals differently, and considering that every Mommy Makeover is customized to the woman, there is no singular timeframe. 

Mommy Makeover surgery often combines liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and breast lift surgery. Additional plastic surgery procedures may be combined if necessary.

Maintaining Your Mommy Makeover Results With Exercise

Once you receive approval from your doctor, start with light cardiovascular and aerobic exercises that work your entire body. Light exercises such as walking, running, elliptical or stationary cycling, yoga, dancing, or jogging will keep those extra calories off and your body lean.

Tummy Strengthening Exercises

Some of the best abdominal strengthening exercises for Mommy Makeover patients post-op include planks and crunches. These practices specifically target your rectus abdominis and external/internal obliques to help strengthen your core muscles and highlight your Mommy Makeover results.

Breast Tightening Exercises

Following your breast enhancement procedure, you want to maintain those perky breasts. 

Dumbbell pullovers, chest presses, dumbbell chest fly exercises, and push-ups can help to develop your muscles and maximize your chest appearance over time. 

Do two to three sets of about 10 to 15 reps and gradually increase the weight of your dumbbells to increase muscle mass.

The beauty of these exercises is that you do not need to go to a gym or get plenty of room to perform. Just a mat, bench, a few weights, and your willpower is enough.

Dr. Pollock also offers EMSCULPT® for his patients to help maintain their results. This revolutionary non-surgical procedure uses electromagnetic technology to build and define muscles and reduce unwanted fat in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

When Can These Exercises Start After a Mommy Makeover?

But before you jump on the treadmill or pick up a dumbbell and start lifting, it is important to wait until you are fully recovered, and your doctor has cleared you to engage in such exercises. 

The worst thing you could ever do is work out too soon or too hard as it yields frustration, either through injuries, infections, and other complications, which can diminish the results you have already achieved.

Are You Interested in Mommy Makeover Surgery With Dr. Conrad in Wichita?

To learn more about Mommy Makeover surgery or the recovery process, contact us at 316-681-2227 or fill our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Conrad. Let us talk about how you can achieve and maintain your beautiful body contouring results.


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