What's the best exercise to do after lipo on abdomen and back?

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What's the best exercise to do after lipo on abdomen and back?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift…


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise after liposuction

Thank you for your question. Healing after liposuction is usually pretty straight forward.  There is a process of swelling and bruising that peaks at 3 days after surgery and then undergoes the first stage of major resolution in the first 2 weeks after surgery.  The later phase of healing takes place over the 2-3 months after surgery where everything really settles and softens. Patients after multisite liposuction are generally back to moderate cardio at around two weeks. The best exercise you can do for your core are planks, they will strengthen the muscles in the core area and help you maintain a lean appearance. This combined with some cardio exercise will be the best. 

Liposuction And Gym

I typically allow my patients to return back to physical activity 3-4 weeks post-liposuction. Follow up with your physician for his or her post-op protocol. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lipo and exercise

I will often allow patients to go back to the gym within about 10-14 days after liposuction.  It is a matter of comfort to determine whether or not they feel up to doing so.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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What's the best exercise to do after lipo on abdomen and back?

Thank you for your question.  Once healed from surgery and your doctor has given you permission to resume exercising, you can return to any activities without restriction, including core work and back exercises.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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