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Exercising After Breast Augmentation

If you’re one of those types of gals who loves exercising, you might be a bit reluctant about having any type of cosmetic surgery performed because of the down time. There are plenty of women who aren’t comfortable with their breasts and would like to have breast augmentation surgery. If you’re considering this procedure, you might not know how long you’ll need to recuperate and avoid exercise after the fact.

Woman working out on Treadmill

Many women will tell you that breast augmentation is much easier than you might think it would be. After a breast augmentation you might want to get back to your normal exercise routine, but you certainly don’t want to rush it. Getting too much activity too soon can cause setbacks, and you don’t want to find yourself going back in for a second procedure because you were too antsy to work out.

The good news is that you’ll be able to start light walking immediately after your augmentation. This helps with circulation but be sure you don’t overdo it. Two weeks after your procedure you can take it to the next step which includes activities like walking uphill or on a treadmill. After about one month, you’ll be able to resume most forms of exercise, but stay away from heavy lifting. Six weeks in, most patients are given the go ahead to resume all physical activities. You’ll want to be extra careful with strenuous chest exercises such as pushups or bench presses because you don’t want to cause any damage if your implants are under the muscle. As with any other questions you may have about breast augmentations, discuss exercise options with your surgeon before your procedure.

In the meantime you can give yourself permission to rest and relax as long as you make sure to get back to the gym once you’re able to do it safely. To learn more about the breast procedures offered by Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Houston, TX, give us a call today at 713-493-7397 to schedule your free consultation.


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