Body Contouring with Dr Bernard Beldholm
Tummy tuck at the same time as a C section. The “C-Tuck”
Using drains in abdominoplasty surgery
Is tummy Tuck surgery cosmetic surgery?
The consultation process

The consultation process

March 2, 2020

The Beldholm explains the consultation process and what to expect.

15 Exercises to get the Best Body After a Tummy Tuck

15 Exercises to get the Best Body After a Tummy Tuck

March 1, 2020

Exercise is the best way to get a better body after a tummy tuck. Patients can achieve better tummy tuck results by exercising before and after surgery. The trick is starting healthy habits early. That way, you can pick up your existing fitness program after you’ve healed from surgery. Today, Dr. Beldholm shares tips and advice for starting healthy exercise habits that stick with you long after surgery. Click here for 15 exercises to get the Best Body After a Tummy Tuck blog article with videos.

What Hurts More, a C-section or a Tummy Tuck?

What Hurts More, a C-section or a Tummy Tuck?

February 23, 2020

Are you afraid that a tummy tuck hurts? Most patients find the pain quite manageable. Dr. Bernard talks about which hurts more, a c-section or tummy tuck in today’s podcast. Cesarean sections are usually more pain than a tummy tuck, but it depends on the type of tummy tuck, surgical technique, whether you had muscle repair, etc. Tune into the podcast to learn more.

https://beldholm.com.au/body-contouring/what-hurts-more-a-c-section-or-a-tummy-tuck/

Top 10 exercise tips & advice after a tummy tuck

Top 10 exercise tips & advice after a tummy tuck

February 16, 2020

Dr. Beldholm shares his 10 best recommendations for exercise after tummy tuck surgery.

Check out the full blog article:

https://beldholm.com.au/body-contouring/what-are-the-best-exercises-after-tummy-tuck/

What are the best exercises after a tummy tuck? [recovery tips]

What are the best exercises after a tummy tuck? [recovery tips]

February 16, 2020

Exercise and fitness is important after a tummy tuck. In this video, Dr. Bernard Beldholm FRACS, a body contouring specialist surgeon in Australia, shares the best exercises after tummy tuck at each stage of recovery. 

Many patients think that staying in bed all day is the best way to heal. This thinking is outdated. Today, doctors know that it is important to get moving as soon as possible after surgery. Yes, even on Day 1! While you won’t be working out or lifting heavy groceries for a few weeks after tummy tuck, light physical activity such as walking can be extremely beneficial.

Knowing what to expect at each stage of recovery helps make sense of the kinds of exercise that can be done. Here is an exercise plan for what most patients can expect in the weeks following surgery:

1-2 weeks after surgery 

Walking is the best thing to do at this stage. The latest medical science says that walking soon after a tummy tuck can improve recovery. Standing up to walk every few hours is all that is needed. For the first day, you may need to walk only for a few minutes. It can be hard on the first day, but well worth it. Walking has been shown to reduce the risk of blood clots after surgery. You can walk more each day. Be patient, you will be walking upright by Day 10.

2-4 weeks after surgery 

You guessed it. More walking! Now you are walking upright and can do even more walking each day. Light cycling (on a machine only - stay off the road) is also possible for most patients. Non-strenuous daily activities also become a possibility. Avoid heavy lifting of any kind. For example, bags of heavy groceries or weight lifting is a no-go. 

4-6 weeks after surgery 

Now that you're healing nicely, light exercise may be resumed. Low-impact aerobics are a good idea. You can also start taking longer walks. Lifting arm and leg weights is also possible for most patients. Don't strain yourself too much though. You are still healing. Remember, if you feel pain, stop. Wound breakdown is still a possibility now. Avoid stretching and vigorous exercise at this time.

6-8 weeks after surgery 

Hooray! You're back to a full exercise routine. Body lift and extensive tummy tucks patients may require a few extra weeks to return to full exercise, however. Avoid starting any extreme exercise routines for now. Basic full exercise is what to aim for. At 7-weeks post-op, marked swelling is present, but discomfort will be nearly gone.

8+ weeks after surgery

Everything is starting to feel more like normal now. You're feeling good. You can take your full exercise routine a bit further now. When in doubt about any exercise routine, ask your surgeon for advice. 

Let’s get moving and on the way to a speedy recovery!

Check out the full blog article:

https://beldholm.com.au/body-contouring/what-are-the-best-exercises-after-tummy-tuck/

Dr Bernard Beldholm M.B.B.S B.Sc(Med) FRACS FACCS is a leading body contouring surgeon.

Learn Powerful VASER Liposuction Body Contouring Secrets

Learn Powerful VASER Liposuction Body Contouring Secrets

September 4, 2019

Dr. Bernard Beldholm  and Dr. Chris Lee of Cosmos Clinic Canberra are two of Australia's premier body contouring experts with a combined more than 20 years of experience. In today's episode, they share insight about the most popular body contouring methods to get rid of excess fat.

The pair have a lot to say on the topic since they are familiar with all the latest techniques. One thing they both agree on is that VASER liposculpture is one of the best ways to remove small pockets of fat. In their experience, men and women have achieved incredible results with body contouring procedures after weight loss, dieting, or pregnancy. 

VASER is the next generation of liposuction. It even helps the skin retract better than traditional lipo. If going under the knife isn't your cup of tea, this may be the next stop on your body transformation journey. See the video to learn more!

9 important tips for driving after a tummy tuck

9 important tips for driving after a tummy tuck

August 14, 2019

After you have tummy tuck surgery, you will need to take some time off from driving. The questions many patients have is how long? That can be tricky to answer since there is no universal standard for how much time you will need to avoid driving after getting an abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck recovery time can vary person to person. It also depends on the kind of tummy tuck you have had. 9 Important facts about Driving After Tummy Tuck.