When can I exercise following a total body lift?
I would usually not recommend exercising a lot in the first week. Walking is always encouraged although lifting and bending over should be limited. Following review at one week I would usually discuss what exercises would be relevant to you. I always encourage patients to remain in compression garments for 4-6 weeks postoperatively and also encourage these tight pants to be worn as patients get back to normal exercise programmes. Gentle exercise such as running and cycling can often be commenced after 2 weeks and swimming is encouraged once the wounds have healed. Abdominal crunch exercises should not be performed until after 6 weeks.