How Soon After Liposuction can I Exercise?

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Exercise after liposuction is necessary for continued results. Once fat has been removed, it cannot “grow back,” but new fat can accumulate without proper care. However, waiting until your body has recovered is essential before beginning a demanding exercise routine following liposuction.

Many people can return to work within five to ten days of liposuction. People who work in physically demanding professions need to wait longer, though after initial recovery, a return in some capacity is likely okay. During your follow-up visits, Dr. Doyle will carefully evaluate your progress to help you determine when it is okay to return to full duties.

Demanding work and intense exercise must be avoided for six to eight weeks after liposuction. Resuming physically demanding tasks before this can strain incisions, increase risks for infection, exacerbate swelling and bruising, and encourage the development of thick scar tissue. Waiting to begin a more physically challenging exercise routine helps to reduce these risks.

Inactivity Is Not Recommended

While it is best to put off intense exercise during the first few months of liposuction recovery, being sedentary is problematic. You need movement to help reduce swelling and improve the recovery experience. Taking two or more daily walks and engaging in other forms of gentle exercise during the first stages of liposuction recovery will also help to set the pace for a more active lifestyle once healing is complete. Getting yourself into the habit of daily exercise during lipo recovery is one of the surest ways to maintain long-lasting results.

Remaining active is essential for continued liposuction results, but you do not need to become a super athlete. Daily walks, combined with healthy eating, may be all it takes to keep your figure toned and trim. Look for activities that you find enjoyable to help encourage continued participation, and do not be afraid to look for alternatives if you get bored.

We are Here to Help

Do you have questions about liposuction or liposuction recovery? Call the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients from East Greenwich and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

Can Liposuction Remove Belly Fat?

Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to remove fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise – and nowhere is this fat more common than in the belly. With liposuction, stubborn fat deposits in and around the belly can be targeted and eliminated, helping to restore a toned and trimmed midsection while improving clothing options and producing a generally healthier look.

The advanced liposuction techniques utilized by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle will encourage skin tightening, but liposuction is not intended to shrink the skin. If you have excess skin in addition to stubborn deposits of fat, it may be necessary to combine liposuction with abdominoplasty. During your initial consultation, Dr. Doyle will carefully evaluate your belly to help you determine if liposuction alone or in combination with another procedure will produce the best results.

Liposuction Treatment Areas

Liposuction can be used to remove stubborn belly fat. It can also be used to tone and define other areas of the body including:

  • Calves and thighs
  • Buttocks and hips
  • Low back and flanks
  • Midback and breasts
  • Arms
  • Neck and chin

In some instances, liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body during a single surgical session. It can also be used in combination with other body contouring procedures, such as arm lift or thigh lift, to help ensure optimal contours.

…But is it Safe?

Liposuction is a safe and effective method of body contouring for people who are good candidates. This means being in generally good health and prepared for a surgical procedure. It also means being able to take time off to rest following your procedure and being willing to closely follow all of the pre and postoperative instructions provided by Dr. Doyle. Taking time to follow instructions and allowing your body time to heal will help reduce the risk of complications while helping to ensure the most pleasing results.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are considering liposuction for the removal of belly fat or the treatment of any other area of your body, please call the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doyle today. We welcome patients from East Greenwich and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

June is Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month – and a good time to take a look at your current diet to see where it might be improved for a healthier and more attractive physique. Diets high in whole foods, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, offer several benefits, including weight management, heart health, and decreased risks for diseases and disorders that can impact every part of your body. They also help ready the body for both surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures.

Being close to a healthy BMI is important for many body contouring treatments. If you are considering a procedure but need to shed a few extra pounds first, taking up a healthy diet in combination with a rigorous exercise regimen is among the most effective ways to reach your goals. Maintaining these healthy lifestyle choices after body contouring is also important to help ensure your results continue to impress for years to come.

Body Contouring at the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle offers a range of body contouring procedures that can be used to address stubborn fat deposits and loose skin on nearly any area of the body. Among our most popular options are:

  • Liposuction. This procedure can be used to remove fat deposits from the entire body, helping to tone and trim each treatment area
  • Tummy Tuck Surgery. Used to remove excess skin from the abdominal area, tummy tuck surgery can also be used to reattach separated abdominal muscles
  • Lift Surgery. Arm lift and thigh lift can be used to remove loose and sagging skin from the body, helping to produce a firm and toned physique
  • Male Breast Reduction. This procedure removes unwanted fat and glandular tissue from the chest to restore a masculine appearance

In addition to these procedures, we offer non-surgical body contouring options such as Kybella® for the elimination of excess fat underneath the chin and Ultherapy® to gently lift and tighten skin following weight loss. During your initial consultation, Dr. Doyle will listen carefully to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and help you choose the best options for your needs.

Contact Us Today to Learn More!

Please contact the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation at our East Greenwich office today. We welcome patients from Exeter, Coventry, and all surrounding Rhode Island communities.

Liposuction is designed to target and remove fat deposits from nearly any area of the body. At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle utilizes advanced liposuction techniques to optimize results while minimizing risks. If you are curious to learn what this body contouring procedure can do for you, please use the contact form on this page or call us at (401) 336-3770 to schedule a consultation today.

Liposuction Results

Following liposuction, some bruising and swelling are to be expected. With proper surgical preparation and aftercare, these things should subside within a few weeks, allowing your newly contoured shape to fully shine.

Once you have fully recovered, your new contours will be permanent… to a point. The process of aging and your lifestyle choices will play determining factors as well.

Nothing can stop the process of aging. Gravity will, eventually, cause the skin to sag and may, in some people, make weight management more difficult. This makes how you live the biggest factor in how long your liposuction results will last. You can expect long-lasting results if you choose to eat a healthy diet and engage in sufficient amounts of exercise. These simple steps will go a long way towards helping your liposuction results last forever.

Do I Have to be a Triathlete?

You do not have to be an endurance athlete to maintain liposuction results. The CDC recommends adults aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise weekly. This, combined with simple weight training, is all many people require to maintain a healthy physique. You may want to work with a personal trainer while figuring out your routine to help ensure it is optimized for your needs.

The same is true of diet. Making smart choices is essential for maintaining results, but these can be hard to determine on your own. Consider working with a nutritionist to find a diet that is suitable for your anatomy, blood type, and activity level to help ensure the longest-lasting liposuction results.

Contact Us to Learn More

To schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Doyle, please call (401) 336-3770 today. We welcome patients from East Greenwich and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

Liposuction is an effective way to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat from the body. Dr. Andrea Doyle offers safe and effective liposuction techniques that can provide pleasing and long-lasting results.

The cost of liposuction in Rhode Island is dependent on factors including which areas of the body are being treated and how much fat is being removed. At the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, the liposuction cost you are quoted will include all applicable fees, including hospital fees, to help you plan accordingly.

During your initial consultation, we can discuss financing as appropriate to assist you in making the best decision for your needs. Please call 401-336-3770 to schedule your consultation and learn more. Dr. Andrea Doyle is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving East Greenwich and all surrounding Rhode Island communities.

Liposuction and tummy tuck are both body contouring procedures, but they accomplish different cosmetic goals. Liposuction removes stubborn fat in patients who are within 30 percent of their goal weight, while tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat in the abdomen and tightens stretched abdominal muscles. Learn more from our board-certified female plastic surgeon in the video below.

If you are interested in body contouring, contact Dr. Andrea Doyle in East Greenwich today at 401-336-3770 to see if liposuction or a tummy tuck is right for you. The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery serves patients in surrounding Rhode Island areas, including Providence.

Woman After LiposuctionLiposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat cells from your body to improve your tone and shape. If you’ve struggled to lose weight in areas such as your stomach or love handles despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, liposuction may be able to help you meet your goals.

Continue reading Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

As many of our patients already know, we offer cosmetic surgery procedures, injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing, medical facials and a wide range of skin care products. We offer such a wide variety of treatments/procedures at our office because many times “Combination Therapy” will help you to achieve the best results of what you’re looking for.

Facial cosmetic surgery can be enhanced with facial fillers and injectables. Facial laser treatments are always more effective when combined with top-grade at-home skin care products.

The foundation of everything we do here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island beings with the quality of your skin.

Many patients do not realize what an amazing difference quality skin care products make until they have been using them for 3-6 months. The next thing they know they are looking at a picture of themselves and become pleasantly surprised!

Our products are not just “feel good/smell good” that sit on the surface of the skin, rather, they are hand-picked because they deliver results. They nourish your skin cells and gradually make positive changes.

Dr. Doyle and Anne, our aesthetician, can customize a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan for your specific needs.

Please feel free to call the office at 401.336.3770 and set up your consultations!!

Andrea M. Doyle, MD as seen in RI Monthly's "Top Doctors" Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD in RI Monthly’s “Top Doctors” Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD was recently profiled in Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doctors” issue. Read about her practice, the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery, located in East Greenwich, RI 02818, or visit

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Thank you, everyone, for attending last night’s cosmetic surgery, skin care, and facial rejuvenation seminar at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island!  Remember to book your consultation to take advantage of your 20% discount!

The live demonstrations of Botox/Dysport and injectable dermal fillers was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Also, congratulation to all of our raffle winners!  We hope you enjoy all the Environ and Lumixyl products!

It is our privilege to be able to provide you with not only these services, but the comprehensive information every patient needs to make the best choice(s) for him or herself!

We look forward to providing more of these lectures and forums in the near future. Keep abreast of our events via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!


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