When is it Safe to Exercise Again After Arm Lift Surgery?
For many people, exercise is a vital part of their daily routine. Whether you enjoy a run, morning walk, or yoga, staying active is a great way to relieve stress and stay in shape. Men and women turn to cosmetic help for a more toned, smoother appearance after struggling with the natural process of aging or losing weight. Body contouring treatments can redefine how you look when all diet and exercise efforts have been exhausted. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgery performed by our Miami, FL board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, to achieve a more toned, slender, fit-looking upper arm. Learn when you can return to your normal routine after arm lift surgery and get back to exercising.
Are you struggling with saggy arm skin?
As women and men age, upper arm skin can become flabby and loose. Even after significant weight loss, patients can experience saggy arm skin and isolated pockets of unwanted fat that won't go away with diet and exercise. Another common issue is saggy arm skin can't conform to a person's new body shape or size. Once skin loses laxity, it can be difficult to bounce back. An arm lift or brachioplasty can surgically eliminate excess skin and fat to provide a more contoured, tighter upper arm appearance. Patients in Miami, FL wanting to get rid of excess fat and loose skin can turn to cosmetic help with this body contouring procedure.
When can I exercise after arm lift surgery?
Naturally, after an arm lift or body contouring procedure, many of our Miami, FL patients are eager to return to their routine and continue exercising. After body contouring surgery, patients will have to wait for different lengths to resume different types of exercise as their body recovers. Most patients can resume light activity like walking after two weeks. For more vigorous exercising, like running and yoga, certain arm movements may risk injury or pain. For that reason, Dr. LaGrasso will recommend that you wait 4 – 6 weeks before resuming your regular exercise routine or once cleared by him.
What can I expect after arm lift surgery?
During arm lift recovery, patients will feel some discomfort and need help from another adult for the first few days. Along with bandages, wearing compression garments will keep any swelling down. Any arm lift swelling, soreness, or bruising should lessen in the first few days. Plan for 1 – 2 weeks for arm lift recovery time. However, it can take a few weeks to heal fully. You'll need to use pillows to keep your arms elevated to reduce swelling and increase circulation. It's essential to keep an eye on incision sites like increased redness, swelling, or drainage and any changes should be reported to Dr. LaGrasso as soon as possible.
Are you considering an arm lift procedure in Miami, FL?
With age or dramatic weight loss, upper arm skin can become flabby and loose, making men and women feel self-conscious when wearing a sleeveless shirt or bathing suit. An upper arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that can remove excess skin and fat in the upper arms. Every year, thousands of men and women undergo successful arm lift surgery and are extremely pleased with the outcome with a tighter, firmer, more youthful upper arm appearance. To schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jefferey LaGrasso in Miami, FL, call our professional surgical center today.