I try to run 2 months after lipo and it hurts my flanks and hips to jog ... Is this normal?
It Hurts to Run 2 Months After Lipo on my Stomach ... Is This Normal?
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Tender running after liposuction
Generally, there can be sensitivity up to three months after liposuction, though running at two months should not cause any harm. You can try more support such as snug spandex shorts under your running shorts, and try a softer surface such as a treadmill or a track to start out.
Best of luck,
Running can be uncomfortable 2 months after liposuction
It is normal to experience discomfort with any bouncing or impact activities for several months after liposuction. You can make a switch to nonimpact aerobic exercise, such as spinning, or brisk walking on an inclined treadmill. Other things to help accelerate your recovery include stretching exercises and massage of the treated areas. It just takes time, however, to get to the point of being comfortable with impact exercises, but it will happen.
Recovery from liposuction
As you are healing from liposuction, it is not unusual to go through a recovery process. At 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, the collage under your skin is rebuilding and the tissue organizing. It is very helpful to do stretches every day to help loosen the areas.
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It is failry common to feel somewhat stiff or uncomfortable when you go back to your usual exercise routine. Give it some more time to heal., and it should get easier.
Running after liposuction
It is not unusual to experience discomfort when running or doing other vigorous exercise for even 6 months or longer after liposuction. Most likely your discomfort will slowly resolve. In the mean time, I would suggest trying other forms of exercise such as cycling or spinning. Good luck.
Discomfort running at 8 weeks following liposuction of the abdomen
There is still going to be a fair amount of inflammation present even at 8 weeks following liposuction of your abdomen so, as a consequence, you will experience some amount of discomfort. Over time, this should resolve but it can take 6 months to a year. Many people also experience fluctuations in swelling with exercise - so don't worry.
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