How Soon Can I Resume Hard-core Workout After Smart Lipo?

I am a very active 37 year old mom of two. How soon can I resume boxing, running, kickboxing after having Smart Lipo on my saddlebags and possibly inner thighs?

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Work Outs following Lipo

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Your definition of "hard core" work out is more strenuous than others. For physical contact type of sports I would start non- strenuous training at non-contact sports 3-4 weeks after surgery, progress to weight training at 6 weeks, and after 3 months would recommend to tolerance contact sports such as the ones you mention

Working out After Smart Lipo

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We want all patients to walk around the house and go for short walks in their neighborhood within one to two days after surgery. Most patients can resume their exercise routine in one week after liposuction. Start off doing about a quarter of your work out and increase daily, as tolerated. Remember – listen to your body!

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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