10 May

Why Exercise Is Important Before and After Plastic Surgery

Most people know that they are supposed to get at least some exercise or physical activity every day. Doctors recommend that everyone does at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise at least 3 times per week. While it is important for all adults to get exercise as a normal rule, there are some things you will need to consider when you are planning to have plastic surgery.

Before Surgery

Before your surgery you should maintain your exercise routine right up until the day before your procedure. You will want to talk to your surgeon before your procedure about resuming your activity level and exercise routine. They will be able to tell you how long to wait before getting back to exercising. They may also advise you to ease back into your workout routine as your healing progresses.

How long you will have to wait to resume activity will depend largely on the type of procedure that you get, as well as your physical condition before the procedure. If cosmetic surgery is something you are doing in addition to lifestyle changes to change your appearance, you will want to make sure that you start your exercise routine before your surgery.

Getting Back to Your Workout

For most cosmetic procedures, you can expect to avoid heavy exercise for at least a month, sometimes much longer depending on the procedure. It is generally a good idea to ease back into your workout routine, starting with mild exercise that is within your limits and gradually working back up to your normal activity level at the end of your recovery period.

If you have questions about exercise and plastic surgery, we can provide you with all of the necessary information during your consultation. Contact us now for your appointment.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook