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Will I be able to lift weights after I have surgery for gynecomastia?

Will I be able to lift weights after I have surgery for gynecomastia?

Yes : Long-term you be able to return to all forms of exercises/activities after gynecomastia surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you when it comes to specific and timing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Will I ever be able to lift weights again after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Will I ever be able to lift weights again after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: you should have a full recovery yet it may take 6 months before you can start up again. Start slow and light ...Read more

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Will I still be able to go jogging after my pneumonectomy?

Will I still be able to go jogging after my pneumonectomy?

Possibly: Depends on your level of lung function prior to surgery. If your remaining lung works well, you may have few, if any, limitations. ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to do squats or weight lifting exercises after my ACL reconstruction?

Will I ever be able to do squats or weight lifting exercises after my ACL reconstruction?

Yes: After full rehab and recovery the acl reconstructed knee should be stable and allow return to full activity as tolerated. The caveat is that the person must have had successful surgery and rehab monitored by a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Will I be able to go back to school after arthroscopic surgery?

Will I be able to go back to school after arthroscopic surgery?

Yes: After a short recovery time, you should be able to resume all your activities. ...Read more

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When after hernia surgery will i be able to stand?

When after hernia surgery will i be able to stand?

Right away: Although you may have some discomfort, you will be able to stand and walk immediately after your hernia surgery. ...Read more

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How soon will I be able to lift weights after having surgery for the slipped discs in my spine?

How soon will I be able to lift weights after having surgery for the slipped discs in my spine?

1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes several months. Premature heavy lifting might cause another disk injury. Low impact aerobic activity helps recovery. ...Read more

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After ACL surgery, when will i be able to walk again?

After ACL surgery, when will i be able to walk again?

ACL recovery: The answer depends on the specific type of procedure that you had done. The general answer is 2-6 weeks until normal weight bearing. ...Read more

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When after ACL surgery will i be able to return to work?

When after ACL surgery will i be able to return to work?

Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling 6) your occupation . Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Can I lift weights with two shoulder replacements. Will I ever be able to throw a football again?

Can I lift weights with two shoulder replacements. Will I ever be able to throw a football again?

Shoulder replacement: Once you have had shoulder reconstructions the normal musculature is weaker. Hence it is not advisable to lift weights that would impose stress on the shoulder or to throw a ball. You can still lift weights but restrict shoulder motion. ...Read more

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After a laparoscopy appendectomy, when I can return to lift weights at the gym???

This is not the appr: -priate venue 4 this answer. It would be doing you a disservice 2 answer it as none of us know the specifics of your case. You need 2 get this answer from your surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I start exercising after chin liposuction? I lift weights and run on alternate days. How long do I need to wait after chin liposuction before i can go back to this routine? .

When can I start exercising after chin liposuction? I lift weights and run on alternate days. How long do I need to wait after chin liposuction before i can go back to this routine?

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4 weeks: Check with your surgeon. Most people will return to light activity and work within a couple of days. Four to six weeks before resuming normal exercise routines and rigorous activities. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Had my stitches out, wound not completely healed, can I start to lift heavy weights again and go back to gyming?

Had my stitches out, wound not completely healed, can I start to lift heavy weights again and go back to gyming?

No: When the wound is completely healed into scar tissue it will be stronger than the surrounding skin. Stressing the wound with weight lifting and the extra movement of gymnastics before it's healed can cause it to burst open. Go easy. Patience will pay big dividends. ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to run again after ACL surgery?

Will I ever be able to run again after ACL surgery?

Running after ACL: Surgery to reconstruct an ACL is not something that eliminates running from your exercise routine. You do you need to adequately rehab your knee and leg prior to running again after surgery. Assuming you did not have other injuries in addition to the ACL, you should be able to run without restrictions after completing your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to gymnastics. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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When will be able to get back to work after the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

When will be able to get back to work after the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

MINIMUM 2 weeks: A minimum of 2 weeks off of work, no sitting directly on the buttocks (which means no driving) for at least 3 weeks. You should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op ...Read more

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After open heart surgery. When will i be able to lift heavy weights again? And do people usually lose significant weight after surgery?

After open heart surgery. When will i be able to lift heavy weights again? And do people usually lose significant weight after surgery?

3 months & yes: I typically restrict lifting, pushing and pulling for 3 months following heart surgery thru standard incision. 1 month for min invasive approach. I keep them to 10 lbs for 6 weeks and 25 lbs for another 6 weeks. Weight loss. I usually tell patients to expect to loose 10 to 30 pounds over 2-3 months after surgery. Unfortunately they often gain it all back w/in a yr. ...Read more

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When will i be able to exercise after a mini tummy tuck? I can’t imagine going long without working out. How long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before going back to the gym? .

When will i be able to exercise after a mini tummy tuck? I can’t imagine going long without working out. How long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before going back to the gym?

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Depends: The timing of exercise after surgery depends on the actual procedure performed and the postoperative period. Generally speaking light exercise after 3-4 weeks, any strenous activity should not be for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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When after inguinal hernia surgery will i be able to stand up straight?

When after inguinal hernia surgery will i be able to stand up straight?

Right away: Can walk and stand up straight right after surgery without causing harm. ...Read more

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