When Can I Start Exercising Again Following Smart Lipo?

Smart Lipo is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that uses lasers to liquefy fat cells. In other words, this non-invasive procedure helps remove fat from your body. It combines laser treatment with liposuction. Liposuction is used to drain (eliminate) the fat from a specific part of your body. Smart Lipo is used to dissolve fat from your stomach, buttock, upper arms, waist, chin, saddlebags, back of your neck, thighs, love handles, facial areas, breasts (in males) and pubic areas. A combination of Smart Lipo and exercise can help you achieve the shape that you have always wanted. Exercise not only aids in the recovery process, it also helps you maintain your new figure.

Although exercise plays a significant role in weight maintenance, it is important not participate in strenuous or rigorous exercises until you get the “green light” from your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Pushing yourself too hard can actually cause side-effects and complications. Your surgeon or physician will more than likely allow you to perform low-impact exercises a couple of weeks after the treatment and he/she may allow you to perform moderate and high impact exercises within a month. The length of time before you are able to resume your normal exercise routine varies, depending on the area in which the Smart Lipo was performed.

If Smart Lipo was performed on your breasts in a breast reduction procedure, you may be restricted from performing low-impact exercises for at least 72 hours. Moderate-impact exercises may be prohibited for two or three weeks and high-impact exercises may be restricted for approximately 3 to 4 weeks, following breast reduction surgery. Moreover, if you have had a tummy tuck, you should wait at least two weeks before performing low-impact exercises and a month before performing endurance, moderate and/or high-impact exercises. If you are wondering when you can start exercising again following Smart Lipo – you have come to the right place. This article will help you determine when to resume your normal exercise routine.

Listed below is a guide to help you determine when you can start exercising again:

Low-Impact Exercises

Following Smart Lipo, your dermatologist or plastic surgeon will first give you the “green light” to perform low-impact exercises. You will probably be able to perform light exercises within a week. These exercises may include: swimming, walking around the neighborhood, riding a bicycle, yoga poses and/or stretches. If you become tired or uncomfortable while performing these exercises – stop and rest.

Endurance Training

Approximately two or three weeks following Smart Lipo, you may be allowed to participate in endurance training (i.e. free weights and exercise machines). Endurance training not only aids in the recovery process and helps prevent arthritic conditions like osteoporosis; it also improves your posture. Start out with one or two sets of 10-15 exercises. Use only light weights and stop immediately if you become dizzy, disoriented and/or uncomfortable.

Moderate and High Impact Exercises

It is important to wait at least three or four weeks before performing moderate and high-impact aerobic exercises. Kickboxing, fast-paced walking, step aerobics, jogging and salsa dancing not only get your heart pumping, they also improve your physical condition, increase your endurance and help you burn fat and calories quickly. Although, these moderate and high impact exercises accelerate weight loss, it is important that you contact your plastic surgeon or dermatologist before attempting to perform these exercises. In other words, do not push yourself too hard. It can take up to three months for you to regain your full strength. If you get tired or your start to experience pain, dizziness and/or breathing difficulties – stop immediately and contact a medical professional.

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