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Lifting after Umbilical Hernia Surgery


So I will be having an operation to fix an umbilical hernia that has torn now to around two inches. It will be within the next few months. My question is mainly directed at people who have had this op and returned to heavy lifting.

How long did you have to wait before training again and is it possible to get back to where I was without causing anymore problems after it had healed?

I will be doing a lot of abdominal work to begin with and will also be receiving mesh during the surgery to reinforce the torn area.

Thanks in advance for any input you may have that could help.