Liposuction is a powerful way for people to lose weight and keep it off. However, they need to pair this procedure with a careful diet and exercise routine. That said, exercise cannot be started too soon or you run the risk of complicating your surgery.

Some Exercise Is Possible

While you won’t be able to start lifting or doing any serious workouts after liposuction, it is possible to do light physical activity a day or two after the procedure. For example, you can take a few short walks around your neighborhood or do chores in the house. In fact, this type of exercise is typically suggested as a way of avoiding blood clots in the operation area.

Heavy Duty Exercise Will Have To Wait

If you’re excited about getting into exercise after liposuction, you need to wait at least a week or two before starting light aerobic or lifting exercises. Your surgery is still too fresh and you may injure yourself if you start too soon. Even when you start a week or two later, you should go at about half-speed until you feel comfortable with heavy exercise.

Symptoms You’ve Worked Out Too Hard 

Make sure that you watch yourself for these symptoms to ensure that you don’t work too hard:

  • Cramps while working out
  • Severe pain in the surgery area
  • Bleeding near the incision wound
  • Light-headedness while working out

If you have any more questions about exercise after liposuction, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can provide you with the answers you need to get this high-quality treatment done in a safe and effective way.