Helping a client lose her belly bulge after breast surgery
This problem is more complicated than it first appears: my client recovered from a double mastectomy a few years back, and I believe her surgery following her mastectomy may be the culprit to our inability to tone down her belly bulge. The doctor reconstructed her breasts by bringing up her abdominal fleshy tissue to form her new breasts (not 100% sure of the method). I'm convinced that her abdominal muscle was compromised - but I am certainly not an expert on this surgery - and won't respond to the usual full body or isolation exercises. Any advice? Thanks!
Has the doctor/surgeon said any exercises or movements are contraindicated?
The main thing about "belly bulge" is that its the main place the body stores energy (fat). The easiest way to flatten her tummy would to watch her caloric intake and try to raise her overall metabolism through working other parts of the body.
Depending on how often your are training, I would suggest increasing her intensity and changing her workout.
You may also suggest a fit bit or body bugg to her.
Sit down and review the reality of her workouts and suggest she see's a qualified nutritionist who can evaluate her food habits
I've looked at a bunch of pictures and drawings and it honestly looks to me like they took it all from one side of the body.
So, in your case, it could be that some of the muscle is simply not there anymore.
I am also looking for good ideas for training a woman in this situation.
Seems to me there would be one heck of an imbalance.....???
Is she retaining abdominal weight as a consequence of the medication she is taking?
Is she post menopausal?
Do genetics play a role in how her body fat is distributed? Some women carry adipose tissue on their hips other carry adipose tissue no their tummies.
She might need just to increase her cardio or focus the great goal of having good health.