I am interested to know if I can do aerobic activity such as running 6 weeks after abdominal liposuction if I am still swollen. Also, can I lift weights 6 weeks post op. if I am still swollen? Also, how long do I have to wait to go in the ocean to avoid an infection?
Can I Do Aerobic Activity 6 Weeks After Abdominal Liposuction if I Am Still Swollen?
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Activity, exercise, weight lifting and swimming in the ocean 6 weeks after liposuction
The answers to this depend on each unique situtation and while the answers to this are typically yea at 6 weeks, it would be best to ask your surgeon.
Exercise and Swimming after liposuction
It is always best to follow your doctor's recommendations. However, in my experience, you should be able to go back to exercise. You might experience slightly more swelling, but this is unlikely to create a major concern unless you swell significantly every single time you exercise. In that case, you should wait a few more weeks. You should also be okay to go into the ocean.
Exercise After Liposuction
Usually some form of exercise can be started 6 weeks after liposuction. If you are still swollen after 6 weeks it may not be advisable for you to start your exercise. I would follow the advice of your surgeon of when it is best for YOU to start exercising.
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