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Having Minimal Armpit Incision Arm Lift/ Lipo in 3 Wks Tone Now or After Arms Are Smaller?

I can probably create more muscle working feverishly with weights but is it better to tone after surgery as post surgery I'm putting more muscle into smaller arms?

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Exercise Before Surgery Improves Recovery and Result

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Thank you for your question.  Excercise before surgery tends to improve your recovery by increasing your functional reserve.   It also improves your result by reducing any excess fat and improving muscle tone.   After surgery you will need to refrain from exercise, so getting it in before surgery is practical.  Do not worry about gaining wait after surgery.  A few weeks off will be ok!  Best wishes with your arm lift!

Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
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Tone before or after Liposuction and Arm Lift

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     Toning before or after liposuction and arm lift would be appropriate.  Lifelong maintenance of an exercise and eating regimen will preserve the results.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Tone Now or After Arms Are Smaller

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Take a walk.  In 3 weeks the only activity you will be allowed to do is walk.  Any exercise program you start now will have to take a back seat to recovery after your operation.  Congratulations on your upcoming surgery and good luck.

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Tone Now or After Arms Are Smaller

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It seems that any gain you might make in just three weeks will be lost during the six weeks or so that you will be asked not to do any upper body exertion, so use the time for general conditioning instead. Having slightly more muscle mass in you arms is not likely to change the operative planning anyway.

Thanks for your question, and best wishes.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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