Exercising After Tumescent Liposuction: Is It Safe?

Following the tumescent liposuction procedure, many people want to start exercising right away. While you may feel up to it, it’s recommended that you avoid any strenuous activity, including exercise, for at least one week after liposuction to allow your body time to heal and reduce the risk of post-op complications. Like with any surgery, the recovery period is critical in ensuring great results.

Many cosmetic surgeons will provide you with a detailed recovery plan that includes specific instructions on when and how you can start exercising after your liposuction. It’s important you follow the instructions and wait until recovery is complete before you resume exercise.

Once you have been cleared to exercise by your cosmetic surgeon, it is recommended that you start slowly and gradually increase your activity level. This will help your body adjust to the changes and reduce the risk of complications.

Tips for those ready to start exercising after liposuction:

1. Start with low-impact exercises: Low-impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, and stationary cycling, can help you gradually build up your strength and endurance without putting too much strain on your body.

2. Avoid high-impact exercises: High-impact exercises, such as running and jumping, can put a lot of strain on your body and can be too strenuous. Avoid these exercises until you have fully recovered and have been cleared by your surgeon.

3. Wear a compression garment: Wearing a compression garment during exercise can help reduce swelling and will support your skin as it adjusts to its new shape.

4. Listen to your body: It is important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. If you experience pain or discomfort during exercise, stop immediately and consult with your cosmetic surgeon.

Overall, it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions and take good care of yourself during the recovery process to achieve the best possible results. Exercise is an important part of maintaining your liposuction results, so start slowly and gradually increase your activity level as you recover.

    Typical Exercise Timeline After Liposuction

    The typical exercise timeline varies depending on the extent of your procedure and the areas treated.

    Week 1: Take short walks, anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes. Short walks will help you recover faster, avoid blood clots, and reduce swelling. At 1 week, lunges and arm raises can be done if you feel comfortable. These toning exercises are safe to do at this stage, depending on which areas have been treated, and can increase blood flow.

    Week 2: Full exercise can be resumed at 2 weeks. Squats, dumbbell rows, and sit-up variations can be done as the body’s healing process continues. More intense activities like yoga, running, and sports are encouraged to help to maintain your liposuction results.

    Schedule a Consultation to Discuss More About Liposuction

    If you are considering tumescent liposuction, don’t hesitate to schedule complimentary consultation with one of our aesthetic healthcare providers. It’s essential to choose the right surgeon, and Dr. Frank and our team will walk you through the tumescent liposuction process while providing a personalized approach to your care and recovery. Schedule a consultation to learn more about tumescent liposuction at PFRANKMD. Reach out to our office at (212) 327-2919.