Lifting Weights After Lipo?

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!!

Doctor Answers 4

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

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

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.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Lifting Weights After Lipo?

Your surgeon, who knows you, knows what was done, and who has followed your recovery is the one to whom this question should be addressed. All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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