Can I Get a Flat
Stomach After My Hysterectomy?
I have been told by friends that because I had a hysterectomy
that I will not be able to obtain a flat stomach as they cut the muscles for this
surgical procedure. Is this true?
First of all, I highly recommend contacting the physician
who performed your hysterectomy and ask him this specific question along with
the proper amount of rest before starting any type of abdominal strength training
In an abdominal hysterectomy, the physician cuts through fascia
tissue (a thin elastic membrane that is the barrier between the skin and muscles),
it becomes very week and you loose the elasticity around the incision areas. The
exact same thing happens during pregnancy, specifically when the fascia becomes
stretched. The best thing to do is strengthen the abdominal muscles with several
different exercises. Here are a few I recommend:
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