Best exercise tips for a post plastic surgery body

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Working out should be a part of your regular regime but it can be difficult to maintain once you have plastic surgery done. You cannot jump back on that bandwagon immediately for one thing and you need to have your doctor’s approval before attempting ambitious workouts later even if you think you have recovered.

The new routine you choose will depend heavily on the type of procedure you undergo. This should be followed by a detailed exercise plan made by a professional trainer who is experienced with working for patients. Different procedures will require different movements. Here are some tips to keep in mind:


It might be tempting to stay in bed for long periods of time to recover post surgery but that can work against you as well. Depending on the extent of the procedure, you can take small walks around your home or neighborhood to keep that blood pumping and those scars healing.


Before engaging in any strenuous activity consult with your doctor. Any unnecessary movements can cause inflammation, swelling or re-open the stitches once they close.


The first 6 weeks should be spent without exercise so that your wounds have time to heal. After that, take short walks or do some light exercise but talk to your trainer or doctor first.


Once the wounds are completely closed, try to exercise at least 3 times a week so that your body can regain its strength. That is the best way to make sure that you recover completely and remain in shape.


If you are in search of a plastic surgeon who is experienced, qualified and skilled then look no further than Dr. Poulos. She has had years of experience in the field and will be able to guide you best in this regard. Call the clinic now for a consultation.