Nowadays, an increasing number of people resort to cosmetic and/or reconstructive surgeries due to faster aging; which major factors are stress and the remarkable degradation of people’s lifestyle. Nonetheless, while practicing sports is essential to maintain a healthier lifestyle and a well-shaped body, it is recommended that patients stop physical activities after surgery in order to heal properly.
Cosmetic surgery is of two categories:
• Cheek and cheekbone surgery
• Hair transplantation
and other anti-aging treatments
• Scarring and other cutaneous imperfections (through injections
• Breast surgery (reduction
• Leg surgery (thighs, hips, calves, knees and ankles)
• Buttock surgery (augmentation through implants
• Bariatric surgery (gastric band
• Other types of lift
Be it less or more invasive, every surgical act requires a recovery period and specific precautions to promote proper healing. During this period, sporting activities are prohibited. The healing duration may vary from four to six weeks or more, depending on the type of surgery.
Which surgery requires ceasing sporting activities?
Resting is vital for the healing process. For this reason, invasive interventions necessitate the complete suspension of any activity that may engender possible complications like the risk of reopening wounds.
These interventions are generally body surgeries like liposuction/lipostructure, abdominoplasty, breast reduction or augmentation, buttock augmentation and other invasive face surgeries like cervico-facial lift.
During these surgeries, skin, deep tissue and even muscles are under severe strain; which is why resting is important during the healing process.
It takes about a month or two to resume your sporting activities, depending on the surgery type and the activity. For instance, after a rhinoplasty or a genioplasty, it is prohibited to practice martial arts in order to avoid bruises and shocks on bones and cartilages.
The anticipated resumption of sports may cause swelling, hematomas and scarring troubles that are relatively serious. In case of tissue traction, the scar may extend or swell; and therefore necessitate a new surgical intervention.