When and how to return to physical activities after liposuction

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Your liposuction was a success, now what? Know when and how to return to your exercise routine safely

When opting for a liposuction procedure , many patients are eager to show off their new contours and further improve results with physical exercise. 

However, it is vital to understand the importance of adequate recovery before jumping back into a physical activity routine. Returning to exercise too quickly or inappropriately can compromise results and even cause complications.

The initial recovery period from Liposuction

The first few weeks after liposuction are critical to ensure proper healing and avoid complications.

Rest is essential

In the first few days, it is crucial to limit physical activity. This means avoiding any strenuous exercise and even long walks. The body needs this time to begin the healing process.

Use of the compression belt

Wearing a compression garment will help minimize swelling and provide support to the treated areas. This strap also serves as a reminder to avoid sudden movements or intense activities.

Resuming physical activities after Liposuction gradually

After the first few weeks, you can start to reintroduce some light physical activity. However, it is essential to do this gradually and under medical guidance.

Light walks

Starting with short walks is an excellent way to reintroduce physical activity after liposuction . Walking not only helps with circulation, but also allows the body to adapt to more regular movement again.

Low impact exercises

After a few weeks, low-impact exercises such as swimming or cycling can be reintroduced. These exercises are less intense for the treated areas and provide an excellent transition back to more vigorous activities.

Listening to your body

Regardless of the type of exercise, it’s vital to listen to your body. If you experience pain, discomfort or any abnormality, it is crucial to stop and consult your doctor.

Also know: Pre-operative care to ensure the best results from liposuction .

Complete return to activities after Liposuction

After receiving clearance from your plastic surgeon, usually after several weeks or even months, you can return to your normal exercise routine. However, it is still important to approach this return with caution.

Avoid targeted exercises

Initially, avoid exercises that target the areas that have undergone liposuction . Give these areas more time to fully recover before challenging them with specific exercises.

Maintain a regular routine

Establishing and maintaining a regular exercise routine will not only help maintain your liposuction results , but will also promote overall health and well-being.

Liposuction is an intervention that can transform appearance, and proper recovery is a fundamental part of this process . When returning to physical activities, always remember to do so gradually, listening to your body and maintaining communication with your doctor. 

This way, you will be on your way to making the most of the results of the procedure and maintaining a healthy, toned body.


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