How soon can you resume excersising after liposuction?
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Liposuction and Exercise
Exercise And Liposuction
Generally speaking, you can return to light physical activity within a day or two of the procedure- think light walking to get the blood flowing and stimulate healing. Returning to your full, pre-liposuction exercise routine (including weight lifting and strenuous physical activity) will take a few weeks. Plan on between three and four weeks away from that routine.
Of course, every patient is unique, and the important thing is to listen to what your board-certified plastic surgeon is telling you. Follow his or her recommendations and make sure you take the time you need to recover.
Recovery after Lipo
the road normally. You can do Zumba when you feel up to it. Patients after multisite liposuction are generally back to
moderate cardio at around two weeks. You can be doing as much light to moderate activity as you want from now.
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Resuming Exercise After Liposuction
It is important to take it easy after any surgical procedure, including liposuction, so that you can heal.
Most patients are able to resume light daily activities within a few days and light exercising within a few weeks.
How quickly you will recover depends on your body as well as the extent of surgery. You should follow your surgeon's guidance and instructions regarding the specifics of your aftercare and recovery.
Larry Fan, MD
Resuming exercise after liposuction.
Liposuction and Return to Activity
Once sutures are removed, typically after a week, a compression garment should be worn 24 hrs a day for up to 3-4 weeks, then 12 hours/day for the next 3-4 weeks. The compression garment will help reduce swelling and ensure proper healing. Most patients return to non-strenuous activity within 1 - 2 weeks, depending on the number of areas treated and the volume of fat that was removed. Return to strenuous activities is usually within 4 - 6 weeks.
Do not resume your normal physical activities without first being released to do so by your plastic surgeon. Be sure to only research board certified plastic surgeons in your area then schedule a consultation for a thorough physical exam to confirm you are a candidate for liposuction.
Liposuction - how soon until exercise
- A lot depends on how much liposuction you have and where.
- On average, walking is fine after a week and resuming exercise is ok at 2 weeks -
- Your own surgeon however knows if this is good advice for you.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Your body needs time to heal
Be sure you seek the help of a board certified surgeon, preferably a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.(ASAPS)