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How Long After a TT, MR and Lipo of the Flanks Can I Return to Doing Kickboxing Classes?

I had my TT, MR and lipo 4wks ago, im wondering how long do I have to wait before starting kickboxing classes?

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Workout post TT

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This will depend on your doctor but usually I will let patients return after 4 weeks but since you will be kick boxing I would opt for 6 weeks.


Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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How Long After a TT, MR and Lipo of the Flanks Can I Return to Doing Kickboxing Classes?

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Healing surgical wounds have reached 90% of the "tensile strength" that they will achieve by 6 weeks, and that is the time at which many plastic surgeons allow patient to return to normal activities. 

I use the 6 week guideline for my patients, but do make an exception for high impact activities like kick-boxing, where 90% may not be enough, and where I don't want to trust the average 6-week recovery, as it is slower for some. 

I would wait three months on a patient of mine who seems to be healing normally. 

But do check with your own surgeon. All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Returning to Exercise After Surgery

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I would ask your plastic surgeon since they are managing your care. Personally, I advise my patients to wait eight weeks or so before doing something high impact like kickboxing. After four weeks I think it's fine to do light workouts. Common sense is always the best practice, if something feels uncomfortable STOP IT immediately. 

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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