Exercising After TOP Surgery
FTM TOP Surgery
TOP surgery is major surgery; it is critical to follow your surgeon’s instructions and take your time for recovery, listen to your body! Exercise when done properly can improve healing and over time can improve TOP surgery results.
As you gain strength, gradually increase the intensity of your workout, but avoid heavy lifting.
Start Exercise With Walking
Wait 6 weeks before resuming regular exercise, if you are into bodybuilding or lifting heavy weights, you may need to wait 3 months.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. does encourage his patients to start light exercise such as walking, soon after surgery. However, for the first few weeks, Dr. Delgado does not want his patients to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds. Exercise that makes you break into a sweat or raises your heart rate should be avoided.
Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions
After about 3 weeks, light cardio that does not involve the arms can be resumed. Remember though each patient is unique, so it is essential to follow your surgeon’s instructions.
Once you have resumed your regular exercise routine, if something doesn’t feel right or is painful, do not push yourself, and consult with your doctor. Be sure to eat a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, and high-quality protein. Drink a lot of water.
Dr. Delgado reminds his patients to take it slow, be patient, and gradually build back up to your fitness level.
For any questions or concerns about TOP surgery, call now (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado.
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