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Old 09-06-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
Veronica Carpenter
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Re: crossfit and abdominoplasty

Originally Posted by Lindy Hruska View Post
The surgery removes fat and skin. There is no involvement with the abdominal musculature, unless you are having a hernia fixed as well. I'd anticipate 2-4 weeks off of activity depending on the extent of the surgery.
Depending on the type of abdominoplasty, muscle can also be involved as in the case someone with diastasis recti or separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which I would assume would take longer to recover from.
If it's sore - ice it. If it's torn - tape it. If it's heavy - lift it!
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