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What is the Reason You Can't Exercise While Recovering from Smart Lipo?

I got smart lipo on lower abs and flanks. Everything I've read and my doctor says no exercise for 4-6 weeks. I just want to know what is the exact reason for this? How does it affect recovery?

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One week of taking it easy

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You can exercise one week after your Smartlipo procedure, but listen to your body don’t push yourself to hard.


New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

What is the Reason You Can't Exercise While Recovering from Smart Lipo?

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   Exercising early can create shear stress on the areas liposuctioned and produce a fluid collection, which can obscure final result.  In addition, it will increase overall swelling as will any increases in blood pressure.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 177 reviews

What is the Reason You Can't Exercise While Recovering from Smart Lipo?

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I believe the doctor you saw is being very cautious. But it could be you need a larger amount of SmartLipo/Lipo??? In my practice I allow very light exercise at 1 week. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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