How long can you walk for straight after calf liposuction? As well, since I'm 18 (living in Toronto), I do not need parent permission?
Walking After Calf Liposuction
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compression garments are important for the immediate postoperative period. Walking, not jogging nor treadmill, is good to help the body drain the inflammation that occurs during healing. When not walking, it is best to keep your legs elevated but you should move your feet at the ankles to make the calves pump the blood back to your heart. This is all to minimize the chance of developing blood clots.
Begin average walking the day after surgery for calf liposuctions.
Calf liposcution and ambulation
I always want my patients ambulating as soon as possible. These are done as outpatietn procedures in my office and they walk out of the office. I tell them to mobilize at home but wear a compression garment.
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Take a hike!!! To your plastic surgeon's office, that is.
The best thing to do is to ask your plastic surgeon what they prefer you to do. That way you have the information directly from the best person to provide you with these recommendations.
If you haven't been in for an evaluation yet, then be sure to write this question down along with any others you may have and take that in with you.
Good luck and rest assured that Board Certified Plastic Surgeons are the most experienced and trained surgeons to provide with you liposuction or any other cosmetic surgical procedure.
Patients can walk immediately after liposuction.
Patients can walk immediately after liposuction. This is true for the calves or any body site.
We do recommend minimal walking the day of surgery, but I advise my patients to begin walking for exercise the day after their procedures.
Walking and swelling after calf liposuction
These recommendations vary among plastic surgeons with some prefering frequent ambulation while others bleieve it promotes swelling. Almost all agree on aggressive compression garment wear for nearly 3 weeks.
Walking after Calf Liposuction
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