I had inner/outer thigh and inner knee lipo completed a week and a half ago. I am an avid lifter, nothing serious but enjoy lifting weights. Could I start doing upper body lifting now as it won't affect the areas where I had liposuction? I dying to get back to working out!!
Lifting Weights After Lipo?
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Weight lifting after liposuction?
It's so important to check with your surgeon and follow his/her guidelines. But I say YES! I let my patients increase their activity after liposuction as they can tolerate. I like them to take it easy for the first 2 to 3 days but after that they are free to step it up. It's important to wear your compression garment. Understand you may have a bit more swelling with increased activity but that will all go away in time. Be patient for your final results.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Harrington MD
Lifting weights after liposuction
I usually allow my patients who have had liposuction to exercise earlier than patients that have had more invasive procedures but you should ask your surgeon.
Patients can resume weightlifting a few days after liposuction.
The recommendation of your surgeon is the only opinion that matters. In my practice I permit my patients to resume weightlifting several days after liposuction.