After getting liposuction, you might be eager to get back to your normal workout routine. However, you don’t want to do too much too soon and risk compromising your results. Take a look at these general tips for reintroducing your body to exercise after liposuction.
Start with Light Walking
Many people are surprised to learn that light walking almost immediately after liposuction is typically encouraged to help promote blood circulation. You should be able to begin walking around the house as soon as you feel up to it. However, you’ll want to avoid running and heavy lifting for at least 2 weeks post-op.
Gradually Increase Exercise Intensity
As you continue along your liposuction recovery timeline, you can begin to gradually increase your workouts to include more strenuous activities. Touch base with Dr. Andan to make sure you’re still on track for a smooth recovery and are able to start spending more time in the gym.
Listen to Your Body
Don’t feel guilty about giving your body some time off from the gym to recover from your body contouring procedure.
No one knows how well you’re feeling quite like you do, so make sure you listen to what your body is telling you as you increase exercise intensity. If you are extremely uncomfortable or in pain, take your workout back down a notch until you’re more comfortable with that level of activity.
Avoid the temptation to try to rush your body or throw out your Dr. Andan’s post-op guidelines. The closer you follow his advice, the easier your recovery period will be.