Mommy Makeover Recovery Needed Before 1/2 Marathon?

Q: I would like to participate in a 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles) on Oct. 28. If I schedule my Mommy Makeover on Sept 4, is that enough time to recover (about 7 weeks)?

A: I am a little nervous about your running a half marathon 8 weeks after a Mommy Makeover.  In my experience, I have seen plenty of patients returning to exercise as soon as 6 weeks after surgery, but a half marathon is quite strenuous.  The complete answer is – it depends.  Full recovery to a strenuous workout regimen will depend on what specific procedures are included in your makeover, your current fitness level and the speed of your recovery.  Talk to your plastic surgeon about your plans, he or she is the best person to guide you

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