Safe Exercising After Plastic Surgery

Physical activity and healthy diet are the first and foremost aspects of self-health care. Luckily for everyone who has always been diligent about their physical fitness and smart nutrition, the two have now become a trend embraced and celebrated by people of all milieus, which made all healthy stuff way more accessible than before. Now, everyone can have their gluten-free banana cake post workout and eat it, too!

Physical health doesn’t only reflect your physical image. Regular exercises have proven to be helpful in dealing with anxiety, depression and overall stress-relief. This is why, for everyone who is leading an unhealthy life pressed by long working hours, lack of sleep, circumstantially bad diet (when you are 12+ hours at the office, it really is hard to chew on your salad only), turning to physical activity for a relief is a must.

Exercising (either light or intense) is mandatory for people fighting certain illnesses like mental issues, dementia, recovery from various injuries (i.e. injuries from accidents) and following plastic surgery – for faster recovery. All of the exercises should be prescribed by an MD who will advise the right type and intensity of exercises, depending on the patient’s overall health.

Here are some basic points to follow:

SurgeryExercising after breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation is a procedure of breast implants placement under the pectoral muscles in order to resize, reshape or alter the texture of breasts in women. The same type of procedure for men is called Gynecomastia.

Depending on the women’s skin type, the recovery time can vary. Still, the approximate time for healing is about 6 weeks post-operative. For about four weeks post-surgery it’s crucial for the patients not to overuse their pectoral muscles.

For patients who have been physically active prior surgery, and have skilled their bodies to intense workouts, the process of recovery will potentially be faster. However, they too aren’t advised to get back to intense working out (i.e. lifting weights or running long distances) for a while but rather replace those routines with pilates or yoga. Also, light arm swings, shoulder rolls and body rotations are a great way to keep yourself active during recovery as long as you don’t overdo it.

If you are really hooked to working out, and you need to do something to keep yourself in shape, focus on lower body parts. Moderate cardio, stationary cycling and walking are great options. Running or jumping is strictly forbidden.

After approximately half a year, you’ll gradually get back to your normal state, and hence be able to do most of your normal activities.

image 2Exercising after a face-lift and dermal fillers

A face lift is the procedure of getting rid of the excess facial skin. It may, sometimes, include re-draping of the skin on a patient’s face or neck or tightening of the underlying tissues altogether.

Two weeks after a face-lift, the patient may go back to their regular exercise routines. The patient will be feeling quite weary and fragile post-op which is why they should avoid sudden facial movements or intense body engagement. Light housework (cooking, vacuuming, dusting, etc.) is perfect exercise to slowly get used to moving around. Mild stretching and light exercising should be fine, too.

Until your stitches are taken out, try some isometric exercising. Once the stitches are out you should be able to go for walks no longer than 30 minutes a day.

Avoid high temperatures and direct sunlight. You should be fit to slowly get back to your regular workouts after about two months.

Dermal fillers are also a great way to make your face look younger and refreshed. It is a popular non surgical way to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness. If you are considering chin enhancement, lip and cheek augmentation or any kind of dermal fillers in Perth make sure you find a good cosmetic clinic. Keep in mind that exercising immediately after your beautification treatment can increase your chances of bruising or swelling.

Exercising after a tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) is a cosmetic procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. Unlike liposuction which is used for eliminating fat from many different areas (not just the abdomen), tummy tuck is focused on the abdominal area only.

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In order to promote circulation, you may engage in some light exercises (like walking). About six weeks after the surgery it’s safe to start with most of the cardiovascular activities, but try not to make it too intense. The recovering period can range from one to four weeks, and it depends on many factors. Full recovery lasts from three to six months.

The most important thing about post-op exercising is to understand that things get better gradually and that you mustn’t push yourself too much. With all the advice we’ve given, it’s still best you consult your surgeon or doctor for advice, and make an exercise plan with a professional trainer.

My Share: Best Compression Knee Sleeve Support Brace

After having my knee go through a dashboard when someone ran a red light and smashed into my drivers side door I was pretty banged up: herniated disk, whiplash and my right knee was in excruciating pain. Nothing could touch it. It was swollen for weeks with a bruise covering the whole front of it. A mess.



I ended up having arthroscopy to remove the blood that would not leave my knee and to have my knee cap put back in place. After surgery and then recovery I faced life knowing that beyond have serious permanent injuries to neck and back – my right knee was going to forever hurt. Cold hurts it! Walking and standing too long hurts it! It pops and brings up pain – and playing on the ground with my three year old is a commitment because getting up hurts a lot.



Of course I had a knee brace to help but it was just one of those blue cheapies that after a couple months would stretch out and really not be beneficial anymore. I have bought several padded braces over the years – but as soon as I would get them and feel their quality I knew, like others, it wouldn’t last.



So when I had the opportunity to review another padded knee brace I wasn’t sure but was willing to give it a shot. I delayed giving the review because I was going to use it (and abuse it) to see what exactly it was made of. It felt a bit stronger in sketchiness as it didn’t give when pulling out from each side.

I have run, exercised, stood for a long duration all while wearing this padded knee brace. It provides a nice squeeze to my knee which feel really good when you have this type of injury. It still feels very strong when I pull out from both sides.

Of course, only time will tell as to how long it will last. It feels much more durable then the cheap blue ones I usually throw away after a month and a half to two months so I have positive feelings about it.

I would recommend it for those who have had knee injuries, surgeries (especially knee replacements when allowed by your doctor). The only flaw I found is that the outside fabric (like all padded knee pads I have used) allows pet hair to stick to it. All in all not really a problem but with the tight squeeze it provides unlike the others I can live with it.



Exercising With Baby


Interaction with baby is so very important – but so is trying to get healthy and get your body back right? I am not sure who to credit this picture to but I had to share it – it really is a simple, creative and cool way to make baby happy to to make mamma happy as well. There is several different exercises like this that can be done – and daddy can do them as well.