I had a lower body lift, tummy tuck and breast augmentation on 3/2 and was cleared for all normal activities after four weeks so I was back to working out with my trainer 2x a week. He has had several clients over the years who have had some form of body contouring and he knows what exercises to avoid. i.e. butterflies are out with a boob job, pretty much forever. Instead of doing push ups, he has me do planks.
I still don't have my usual stamina during my workouts, but he's been gradually stepping it up. My first time back we only did 30 instead of 45 minutes and it was a lot of testing to see how much weight I could handle. I did fine, what I discovered was that I had to regain confidence in myself and my body. After being told not to lift anything more than 5# for a month, I was freaked out when he handed me a 16# medicine ball - but I didn't have any problems or pain.
I guess the short answer is if you use a trainer, make sure he's aware of all you had done. If not, be sure to ask your surgeon which exercises you should absolutely avoid.
HW: 280 SW: 262.5 CW: 150
GOAL!!!! One week shy of my surgiversary!
LBL, TT, BA on 3/2/12 - Dr William Rigano