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When Can Light Weightlifting be resumed After Lower Back BodyTite Lipo?

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BodyTite LipoBodyTite liposuction in NYC is an innovative FDA-cleared body contouring technique that uses patented radiofrequency (RF) energy to remove unwanted fat and tighten the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

BodyTite is an ideal option for men and women who want to have plastic surgery to get rid of stubborn fat and shape up, but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure. Even so, there are many concerns regarding the procedure that people discuss on popular plastic surgery forums such as Realself. One prospective patient who is an avid weightlifter asked: “Having lower back BodyTite lipo and would like to know how long it will be before I can resume light weight lifting”. He said that he knew that starting heavy exercises would take more time, and asked: “to do light arm exercises using cable machines, doing chest press machines, etc., am I looking at days? A week or two?”

An experienced plastic surgeon replied that since the patient is an avid exerciser and works out more than the average person, certain factors would determine how much downtime he would have and when he could get back to his workouts:

  • Type of anesthesia – whether general or local: If the procedure is done under local anesthesia (awake), time for recuperation would be much shorter.
  • Amount of RF (radiofrequency) energy deposited: A reliable surgeon would discuss how much energy will be needed depending on the soft tissue laxity the patient has.
  • How much fat is removed and how large the treatment area is: Even though the amount of fat isn’t always a large volume (for example, in fit individuals who want high definition lipo), a relatively large area still needs to be treated in order to create a contoured, natural appearing physique.
  • Level of activity preoperatively: Patients who are extremely fit and used to working out tend to get back to their daily activities more quickly. Older patients with medical issues who are less physically fit will take longer.
  • Other factors: Prescription medications, pre-existing conditions and general tolerance for discomfort will also figure in.

Given these “downtime” related factors, the surgeon says that most people get back to their exercise regimen within two to three weeks of BodyTite, once they slowly start off with walking the next day, doing light stretching within a week, and performing 1/4 to 1/2 intensity workouts in the several weeks thereafter.

Other experts also point out that BodyTite liposuction patients can start their routine off with slow and less weight-bearing exercises, and gradually work themselves into it. Once the tenderness and swelling begins to subside, they can progress to their regular workouts. The golden rule is: “let your body be your guide with respect to the degree of exertion”.

BodyTite provides safe and gentle body contouring using radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology. This breakthrough body remodeling procedure can eliminate stubborn fat and remove cellulite, while simultaneously re-contouring and firming your body. BodyTite offers many benefits over other forms of liposuction. Recovery after RFAL is usually far quicker and less uncomfortable than with traditional liposuction. Recovery time and results will vary depending upon the area treated and the amount of fat removed. Larger areas will require a longer recovery time and results are patient specific. Usually, initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure and best results after 6-12 weeks.

For BodyTite liposuction in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. This is important for safe treatment and optimal, long-lasting results.

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