Here at Dr. Rick Silverman’s office, we pride ourselves on helping our patients get the best body possible. And although hitting the gym and eating right are the best ways to go about getting your dream body, sometimes surgery is necessary. Whether you are considering getting a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, or gynecomastia surgery, we know that one of the first things you’ll want to do after surgery is getting back into your workout routine. And although exercise is possible after a few weeks in most cases, it’s important that you ease into it the right way. Here are three points to focus on when getting back into exercise after surgery.
“No Pain, No Gain” Goes Out the Window
When it comes to bodybuilding and exercise, “no pain, no gain” is everyone’s motto. But, when it comes to easing back into things after surgery, that motto goes right out the window. One of the best things you can do when you start working out again is to listen to your body. If you start to feel any pain when you are working out, then take a break and go slower next time.
Wear Your Support Garments
If you just had a tummy tuck or breast surgery, then we will send you home with some compression garments to wear while you’re in recovery. When you start working out again, we may recommend that you continue to wear these garments to help keep your incisions intact and to help ease swelling.
If you experience any severe pain, bleeding, or swelling at any point after you start working out again, don’t hesitate to call us. We are here as your support throughout the entire surgical process.
When you get back into your workout routine after surgery, use these three tips to prevent injury or infection. Are you ready to learn more about surgery or recovery? Schedule a consultation at our office today: (800) 785-7860.