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Safe Exercising After Cosmetic Surgery

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Exercising regularly is very important for anyone and you should do that if you want to be fit and healthy all the time. But what you do when you have recently undergone a cosmetic surgical procedure? You can definitely find out whether you feel ready to start exercising or not. But you will also need your plastic Surgeons approval before you start your exercise regimen. You need to consult your doctor and a professional trainer to make a detailed plan for exercising before you start doing it after the costly surgery.

It has been found that different procedures require different measures.

Exercising after a facelift

When you go for a facelift, you may get rid of the excess facial skin or get the underlying tissues tightened or get your face and neck skin redrapped. The recovery time after a facelift will vary from person to person. It may be a good idea to get back to your regular exercise only after two weeks after the facelift is done. Before you go for that, just after one week of the procedure, you can start doing some housework like dusting, vacuuming or cooking so that you slowly get used to the movement around your house. After two weeks, when you start your exercise, start with some isometric exercising and stick to that until your stitches are taken out. After the stitches are out, he can start having longer walks which may extend up to half an hour. If the doctor prescribes you to avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures, you should do that. Keep performing those exercises for about two months and after that you can get back to your regular workouts.

Exercising after breast augmentation

In breast augmentation, the breasts are reshaped, resized or breast texture is altered. Breast implants are placed under the pectoral muscles. The recovery time for the patient will vary depending on the skin type. It is very important for you not to overuse your pectoral muscles at least for the first four weeks after the procedure is done. If you lift weights and run long distances, you will need to stop doing that for some time. However, you can practice yoga or Pilates because it will not cause any problem with your cosmetic surgery procedure will serve do not overdo any exercise during this period. You can always focus on your lower body parts during this time. Keep practicing those simple and small movements for about a month and after that, you’ll be able to lift some lighter weights and go for intense workouts.

Exercising after a tummy tuck

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is popular because it can help you to make your abdomen thinner and firm. The recovery period after this procedure may last from one week to 4 weeks and full recovery may take 3 to 6 months. During the first couple of weeks, you can always use light walking because that will help you by promoting Tthe flow of blood. If you’re doing any cardiovascular activities, you should wait until six weeks after the surgery. Never overdo any type of exercise. Speed walking and light running should be good for you. However, we should not start lifting heavy weights immediately after a few weeks after the procedure because that may put you at risk.

Whatever cosmetic surgery procedure you have undergone, it is important to start slow and then gradually go back to your normal exercise regime. During this time, you do not have to push yourself to do more because that may cause problems with the incisions, implants or sutures.

References

1. Plastic Surgeons
2. Cosmetic surgery
3. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery